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

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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
Title variation
Alps
Title variation remainder
a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond
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Author
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Genre
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 Italians' 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 operators and yodelers who define the Alps today
Summary
Though he's afraid of heights, Stephen O'Shea decided to take a road trip across the Alps, visiting parts of France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia. Driving a souped-up muscle car, he traveled around hairpin turns, through quaint villages, and up and down (and up and down) steep mountain roads. While lightheartedly describing his adventure, he shares information about the people and places he encountered along the way and comments on the rugged area's appearances in history and fiction (covering everyone from Hannibal and Hitler to Mary Shelley, Sherlock Holmes, and Heidi). The Alps should pique the interest of those who enjoy reading fun travelogues full of cool information (Bill Bryson fans, we're talking to you!). -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Writing style
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10550926
Cataloging source
BT
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O'Shea, Stephen
Dewey number
949.4/7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • O'Shea, Stephen
  • Historic sites
  • Alps
  • Alps
Target audience
adult
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a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond
Label
The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780393355697
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Alps : a human history from Hannibal to Heidi and beyond, Stephen O'Shea
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780393355697
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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