The Resource The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea

The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea

Label
The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond
Title
The Alps
Title remainder
a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Stephen O'Shea
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Shea, Stephen
Dewey number
949.4/7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DQ823.5
LC item number
.O84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Shea, Stephen
  • O'Shea, Stephen
  • Historic sites
  • Historic sites
  • Travel
  • HISTORY / Europe
  • NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Mountains
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • Alps
  • Alps
  • Alps
  • Alps
Target audience
adult
Label
The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780393246858
Lccn
2016038506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951070859
  • 1563866
  • (OCoLC)ocn951070859
  • 1563866
Label
The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780393246858
Lccn
2016038506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)951070859
  • 1563866
  • (OCoLC)ocn951070859
  • 1563866

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