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Killing dragons : the conquest of the Alps

Author: Fergus Fleming
Publisher: London : Granta, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here be dragons" said the old maps. In the late-18th century, a few brave men started to venture up the mountains of Switzerland to discover the secrets hidden in their snowy peaks. Then the British  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fergus Fleming
ISBN: 1862073791 9781862073791
OCLC Number: 247419830
Description: IX, 398 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Fergus Fleming.

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The challenge for an author in creating a history of alpine exploration is to convey to the reader the sense of danger and excitement involved in mountaineering. Fleming has the measure of the task Read more...

 
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