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Title The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond / Stephen O'Shea.
Author O'Shea, Stephen.
Publication New York : W.W. Norton & Company, independent publishers since 1923, [2017]
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 318 pages) : maps
text file
Call # eBOOK
Summary "A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from 'a graceful and passionate writer' (Washington Post). For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers and the dreams of engineers--and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O'Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, journeying through their 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. Along the way, he explores the reality behind Hannibal and his elephants' famous crossing in 218 BCE; he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Frankenstein to Heidi to The Sound of Music; and he visits the spot where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes's death scene, the bloody site of the Italians' retreat in World War I, and Hitler's notorious vacation house, the Eagle's Nest. Throughout, O'Shea records his adventures with the watch makers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers who define the Alps today"--Provided by publisher.
Note Includes index.
Contents List of maps -- A note on measurement -- Part One. Lake Geneva to the Gotthard Pass -- Part Two. Heidiland to Grindelwald -- Part Three. Innsbruck to Trieste.
Note Print version record.
Subject O'Shea, Stephen -- Travel -- Alps.
O'Shea, Stephen. (OCoLC)fst00387145
Alps -- History.
Alps -- Description and travel.
Historic sites -- Alps.
Alps -- History, Local.
Historic sites. (OCoLC)fst00957846
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Alps. (OCoLC)fst01239717
HISTORY / Europe.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Mountains.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: O'Shea, Stephen. Alps. First edition. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, independent publishers since 1923, [2017] 9780393246858 (DLC) 2016038506 (OCoLC)951070859
ISBN 9780393634198 (electronic bk.)
0393634191 (electronic bk.)

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