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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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. He explores the reality behind Hannibal's crossing; he reveals how the Alps have influenced culture from 'Frankenstein' to 'Heidi' and 'The Sound of Music'; and he visits the spot of Sherlock Holmes's death scene, the bloody site of the Italian's retreat in the First World War and Hitler's notorious Eagle's Nest. Throughout, O'Shea records his adventures with the watch makers, salt miners, cable-car operator and yodelers who define the Alps today
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Shea, Stephen
Dewey number
  • 949.4'7
  • 949.4'7
  • 949.4'7
  • 949.4'7
  • 949.47
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alps
  • Alps
  • O'Shea, Stephen
  • Historic sites
  • Alps
  • History
Label
The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780393355697
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780393355697
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
Label
The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780393355697
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780393355697
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)

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