ISBN 9788121511445,The Italian Expedition To The Himalaya, Karakoram And Eastern Turkestan (1913-14)

The Italian Expedition To The Himalaya, Karakoram And Eastern Turkestan (1913-14)



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788121511445

ISBN-10 8121511445

Hard Back

Number of Pages 544 Pages
Language (English)


First edition in English, with revisions and an additional chapter in which are summed up the general results of the expedition in the various fields of research. The expedition crossed India, Baltistan, Ladakh, and Russian Turkestan. There are still a number of remote ranges which have never been traversed since this expedition. With chapters by G. Dainelli and J.A. Spranger. Illustrated with two colored plates by R.W. Spranger, 15 panoramas, 4 maps in color, and over 300 illustrations in the text from photographs by C. Antili and other members of the expedition. Contents Preface 1. Origin and Aims of The Expedition; Preparation and General Organization 2. From Italy to Baltistan 3. Winter in Skardu, The Capital of Baltistan 4. Winter Excursions in Baltistan 5. From Skardu to Leh 6. Leh 7. Between Baltistan and Ladakh 8. Excursions in Ladak 9. From Leh to the Depsang Plateau 10. The Depsang Plateau 11. The Rimu Glacier 12. Lingzi-Thang, The Shayok Glaciers, Rimu Glacier and The Source of the Yarkand River 13. The Watershed Between the Rimu Glacier and The Karakoram Pass. The Sources ofs the Yarkand River 14. Topography of The Rimu Glacier and of the Source-Basins of the Shayok and Yarkand rivers 15. The Karakoram, Suget and Kokart Passes. The Raskam Daria or Upper Yarkand River 16. Ferom Surkowat to Kashgar; Eastern Turkestan 17. Chinese and Russian Turketan 18. Synopsis of Results Bibliographical Index of Works Quoted