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THRON DER GOTTER: ERLEBNISSE DER ERSTEN SCHWEIZERISCHEN HIMALAYA-EXPEDITION [THE THRONE OF THE GODS: AN ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST SWISS EXPEDITION TO THE HIMALAYA] Arnold Heim and August Gansser 1938 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Heim, Arnold and August Gansser
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Zurich and Leipzig, 1938, 1st edition. 270 pp, 120 b/w plates, fold-out panoramic sketches, maps, fold-out color map. In German. Original tan cloth hardcover with rust lettering on spine and front cover; scarce and bright, Near Fine dust jacket, book is also Near Fine.

A very successful expedition; several 6000m peaks were climbed. The record of the first Swiss expedition to the Himalayas. The aims of the expedition were mainly geological and scientific, however in addition the authors have produced a rich and varied account of the people, fauna and flora around the Mount Kailas area.

A comprehensive and superbly illustrated account of eight months' exploration and scientific study in the Central Himalayas during 1936. Their itinerary included entering forbidden Nepal and Tibet, and exploring around Kailas, Kumaon and the Garhwal.

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An Account of the First Swiss Expedition to the Himalayas. Originally published in German in 1938, and in English in 1939, this account was written by two geologists whose eight months journey in the Himalayas took them through the then “forbidden” lands of Nepal and Tibet, culminating at Mt. Kailas, “The Throne of The Gods.”
 
Apart form their geological studies, altitudes were measured by using barometric observations. The lives of the people, animals, and plants were recorded, both among the crags and glaciers of the high mountains and also on the way there through the plains and foothills of India. The return journey included a visit to the source of the Ganges. A wealth of period photos and maps makes this book a valuable resource for naturalists, geologists, and mountaineers.

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