The Alps in nature and history.

by William Augustus Brevoort Coolidge

Publisher: Dutton in New York

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The Alps form part of a Cenozoic orogenic belt of mountain chains, called the Alpide belt, that stretches through southern Europe and Asia from the Atlantic all the way to the belt of mountain chains was formed during the Alpine orogeny.A gap in these mountain chains in central Europe separates the Alps from the Carpathians to the east.. Orogeny took place continuously and.   Working my way through John Bellamy Foster’s magisterial “The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology,” it dawned on me that there was a gap in . And here, way up in the French Alps, I'm happy to consider this "high cuisine." Soup with mountain cheese, tasty sausage with potato au gratin, and, to compliment it all, a hearty red wine from Savoy — that's the region we're in. The culture of the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of respect for nature, a joie de vivre, and an international camaraderie. “ The nature highlight of the holiday region Three Peaks, stunning from all sides and situated in the East of South Tyrol, is the landmark of the high valley of the Dolomites. Learn More See 7 Experiences.

The dynamic Alps. Mountains are always in motion. Now too nature causes the Alps to change constantly. Melting snow forms fast-streaming masses of water by which stones and rock-waste are carried away and rocks slowly are grinded into round shapes. This, for instance, can be seen at the Trümmelbachfälle.   Alps, a small segment of a discontinuous mountain chain that stretches from the Atlas Mountains of North Africa across southern Europe and Asia to beyond the Himalayas. The Alps extend north from the subtropical Mediterranean coast near Nice, France, to Lake Geneva before trending east-northeast to Vienna. Alps - Alps - Human impact on the Alpine environment: The early travelers to the Alps were greatly inspired by the pristine beauty of what they saw, and from their inspiration sprang the modern popularity of the Alpine region. With popularity, however, came growth; and the impact of so many people caused a steady degradation of the Alpine environment beginning in the midth century. The Trip This hiking trip samples some of the best that the French and Italian Alps have to offer. We begin our trip in the French resort town of Annecy and then spend four days in the Mont Blanc area. Mont Blanc (15, feet) is the highest mountain in Western Europe and one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. We explore the awe-inspiring Mont Blanc Massif from.

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Jon Mathieu is Professor of History at the University of Lucerne and a renowned scholar of Alpine history. In The Alps won the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research’s prestigious Science Book of the Year award for the best humanities book for a general audience. In a career spanning thirty years, Mathieu has written seven books that have been translated into multiple /5(25).

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Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books eBook - FREE. Get this book in print. AbeBooks; On Demand Books The Alps in Nature and History William Augustus Brevoort Coolidge Full view. In the s, Jean-Jacques Rousseau celebrated the Alps as the quintessence of the triumph of nature over the “horrors” of civilization.

Now available in English, History of the Alps, Environment, Development, and Society provides a precise history of one of the greatest mountain range systems in the world. Jon Mathieu’s work disproves a number of commonly held notions about Cited by: 8.

The book delves into every possible aspect of the Alps, from geology to history, linguistics to food culture, and local idiosyncrasies to national prejudices. Every twist and turn in the road is presented with the s Another stand-out book from Stephen O'Shea/5(75).

“An entertaining, turbocharged race among the high mountain passes of six alpine countries.” - Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review “The combination of a contemporary first-person travelogue in which we motor along with O’Shea, traversing peaks and peeking into crevasses, and a time-tripping riffle through Alpine history’s greatest hits proves an ideal mix.”4/4(40).

The start of Book 1 finds Wordsworth speaking from a mature point of view. The body of the poem employs flashbacks to describe the development of the poetic mind during youth.

This material is amalgamated with the poet's adult views of philosophy and art (those views held during the writing and endless revision of The Prelude, roughly from Europe: A Natural History is a four-part BBC nature documentary series which looks at the events which have shaped the natural history and wildlife of the European continent over the past three billion years.

It debuted on UK television on BBC Four in Februaryand was repeated on BBC Two in September the same year. The series was broadcast in some other territories as Wild Europe.

coexistence of nature and people. Dyna-mic processes and a large variety of habi-tats are the basis for the enormous variety of species making the Alps an ecoregi-on of international recognition. The Alps belong to the most important ecoregions² in the world, WWF’s Global – iden-tified to conserve global biodiversity (see box, p.

The Italian front or Alpine front (Italian: Fronte alpino, "Alpine front"; in German: Gebirgskrieg, "Mountain war") involved a series of battles at the border between Austria-Hungary and Italy, fought between and in the course of World War ing secret promises made by the Allies in the Treaty of London, Italy entered the war aiming to annex the Austrian Littoral, northern.

The Alps; or, Sketches of life and nature in the mountains Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Page vi incorrectly numbered iv Addeddate.

Early history (before ) The Wildkirchli caves in the Appenzell Alps show traces of Neanderthal habitation (ab BCE). During the Würm glaciation (up to c.

BP), the entire Alps were covered in ice. Anatomically modern humans reach the Alpine region by c. 30, years ago. MtDNA Haplogroup K (believed to have originated in the mid-Upper Paleolithic, between ab and.

Item #: OPA THE ALPS IN NATURE AND HISTORY with presentation handwritten by W.A.B. Coolidge 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine With ephemera. His books include Guide to Switzerland () and The Alps in Nature and History ().

Bernese Alps The mountains extend east-northeastward from the bend of. In the s, Jean-Jacques Rousseau celebrated the Alps as the quintessence of the triumph of nature over the “horrors” of civilization.

Now available in English, History of the Alps, Environment, Development, and Society provides a precise history of one. Books shelved as alps: The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond by Stephen O'Shea, Ein ganzes Leben by Robert Seethaler, The Sojourn b.

Alps - Alps - Climate: The location of the Alps, as well as the great variations in their elevations and exposure, give rise to extreme differences in climate, not only among separate ranges but also within a particular range itself.

Because of their central location in Europe, the Alps are affected by four main climatic influences: from the west flows the relatively mild, moist air of the. I read this book before, during, and after a hiking trip in the Alps, in Switzerland, Italy, and France. The author did not hike, but spent a summer driving a sports car through the Alps, exploring small towns and indulging in gastronomic delights.4/5(42).

Right now, that I am all misty-eyed I come to Jon Mathieu’s The Alps: An Environmental history. This book covers a lot of territory in just around pages. Inspired by, and often referencing, Ferdinand Braudel, this book recaps the early history of the.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Books About The Alps. The Alps; where alpine travel, mountain tourism and ultimately mountain climbing was born.

Home to the Eiger, The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, the Alps continue to draw millions of visitors from all over the world to walk, climb, ski and snowboard in this vast mountain range, stretching from France in the west, through Switzerland, Italy, Austria to Slovenia in the East.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri Many a childhood vision of the Alps was founded on the 19th-century Swiss classic Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre. Heidi, a. Hiking is a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the countryside. Walking for pleasure developed in Europe during the eighteenth century.

Religious pilgrimages have existed much longer but they involve walking long distances for a spiritual purpose associated with specific religions. "Hiking" is the preferred term in Canada and the United States; the term "walking" is used in.

Alps - Alps - Plant and animal life: Several vegetation zones that occur in the Alps reflect differences in elevation and climate. While these zones generally have remained intact, global warming has caused an upward migration of plants since the early s.

Austrian researchers have estimated that the upper limits of Alpine plant species rose approximately three feet during each decade of. The mediæval attitude -- The pioneers -- The opening up of the Alps -- The story of Mont Blanc -- Monte Rosa and the Bündner Oberland -- Tirol and the Oberland -- The coming of the English -- The story of the Matterhorn -- Modern mountaineering -- The Alps in literature.

Language: English: LoC Class: D: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere. For as long as there has been human memory we have been fascinated by have been forced up by the mighty inner forces of the planet.

And they a. The Finsteraarhorn (4, m (14, ft)) is the highest mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland and the most prominent peak of Switzerland. The Finsteraarhorn is the ninth-highest mountain and third-most prominent peak in the the whole massif and surrounding glaciers were designated as part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch World Heritage Site.

The Alps in particular attract around million visitors every year who come to take in the landscape, traditions, wildlife and history and names like Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn are known across the world for their beauty and fierce, unforgiving nature.

The absence of ice on mountain sides causes huge amounts of rock fall, forming the iconic steep sided faces of the Alps that we see today. If you would like to find out more about the geology of the Alps, an excellent resource is the book ‘The Alps and our Planet, The African Matterhorn: A Geological Story’ by Michel Marthaler." He currently is finishing a book manuscript titled, A Landscape of Pleasure and Pain: The Eastern Alps in an Age of Nationalism.

His next project will be a global environmental history of the First World War. Author Notes. Environmental History, Vol Issue The historiography of the Great War often portrays nature as a passive.