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Issue: 052, 22/10/28 p. 827, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 5
Category: Geography   Switzerland   Mountains   Alps   
Topic: Garden of the Glaciers. [Description of the flora at the glacier of Taleful]

Issue: 054, 05/11/28 p. 860, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 4
Category: Geology   Mountains   Geodesy   Andes   Himalayas   
Topic: The Highest American Mountain. [Paragraph contains small table of comparative peaks]
Person: PENTLAND   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 6
Category: Geography   Mountains   
Topic: Alpine Contrasts. [Description of Alpine scenery drawn from Saussure]
Source: Saussure: Voyages dans les Alpes   

Issue: 055, 12/11/28 p. 876, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Romantic, Para 5
Category: Geography   Mountains   
Topic: Sea of Stars. [Description of the hundred springs at the source of the river Whang-ho compared with an evocation of an equivalent scene in a poem called "Mountain Invitation" by J. G. Crosbie]
Person: CROSBIE, J. G.   GAUBIL   

Issue: 056, 19/11/28 p. 892, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 4
Category: Geology   Mineralogy   Christian Religion   Mountains   
Topic: Mountains formed by Crystallisation. [It is more exalting to think of God making mountains by a process of crystalline accretions than to imagine [him] causing volcanic explosions]
Source: Conversations on Geology   

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 956, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 6
Category: Geology   Geomorphology   Mountains   
Topic: Aspect of Mountains. [This depends on the sort of rocks of which they are made]
Person: HUMBOLDT   

Issue: 064, 14/01/29 p. 31
Heading: The Glacier of Boisson
Category: Mountains   Alps   Climate   Ecology   Religion   Literature   
Topic: [A description of a glacier increasing and a philosophical meditation in a grand rhetorical voice on natural history, the creator and mankind`s place in such an austere landscape]
Person: SAUSSURE   BUFFON   

Issue: 065, 21/01/29 p. 47, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 5
Category: Geography   South America   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: Mount Sorata
Person: PENTLAND   
Source: Annales des Sciences   

Issue: 066, 28/01/29 p. 62, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 4
Category: Geography   Mountains   Alps   Literature   
Topic: The Vale of Urseren. [Description of the strong contrast between the turbulent Reuss on one side of a rock tunnel and its calmness in the valley on the other side. The valley was once a lake bed]
Source: Tableau de la Suisse, 135-137   

Issue: 067, 04/02/29 p. 78, Section: Popular Science
Heading: Non-Animated Nature. (Orology), Para 5
Category: Geography   South America   Bolivia   Peru   Geology   Mountains   
Topic: Mount Illemani
Person: HALL, Capt. Basil   PENTLAND   

Issue: 072, 11/03/29 p. 158-159, Section: Popular Literature
Heading: Picturesque, Para 4
Category: Mountains   Geology   Literature   
Topic: Scene in the Blue Mountains. [Descriptive passage, wondering at the nature of the scene described. Did the mountains come first, and then the river? See also subsequent paragraph, p. 159, which gives a mythical equivalent to the meeting of the Shenandoah and Potowmac in a Coleridge poem]
Source: Jefferson`s Virginia   

Issue: 085, 10/06/29 p. 362
Heading: Royal Institution
Category: Geography   Mountains   Alps   
Topic: [Dr. Clarke`s ascent of Mont Blanc]
Person: CLARKE, Dr.   
Institution: Royal Institution   
Paper, June, 1829
Issue: 096, 26/08/29 p. 539, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Comparison of the Principal European Chains of Mountains, Para 7
Category: Geography   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: [Comparison of the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the mountains of Scandinavia: latitude, height, geology, the respective heights at which trees and crops will grow ]
Person: SHOUW, Dr. [of Copenhagen]   
Source: Shouw: Specimen Geographiae Physicae Comparativae   

Issue: 097, 02/09/29 p. 555, Section: Miscellanies
Heading: Height of the Jura Mountains, Para 13
Category: Geography   Mountains   Geodesy   France   
Topic: [Statistics on the height of the summits of the Jura mountains, the passes between them and the extent and destinations of roads and paths]

Issue: 124, 13/03/30 p. 153
Heading: Ascent of the Elborouss
Category: Geography   Russian Empire   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: ["Scientific expedition" to investigate the Elborouus, considered the highest mountain of the Caucasus chain]

Issue: 126, 27/03/30 p. 186
Heading: Mont Blanc. (From the Notes of a Traveller)
Category: Geography   Geology   Astronomy   Geodesy   Mountains   Alps   
Topic: [Estimations of the height of Mont Blanc and a small statistical table of early recorded ascents (between 1786 and 1827)]
Person: ZACH, Baron de   PACCARD, Dr.   BALMAT, James   

Issue: 139, 26/06/30 p. 398
Category: Geography   Mountains   Geodesy   
Topic: [Mount Ararat is over 1,5OO feet higher than Mont Blanc. Professor Parrot has now described its full dimensions]
Person: PARROT, Dr.   ZACH, Baron de   
Source: St. Petersburg Academical Journal   

Issue: 139, 26/06/30 p. 398
Category: Geography   Mountains   Religion   
Topic: [Medal struck at St. Petersburg to commemorate the peace between Russia and Persia. One side shows Mount Ararat with a Russian standard on it, in 1828. The other shows Noah`s ark on the summit and the date of the Creation]

Issue: 141, 10/07/30 p. 427
Heading: On the Natural Resources of Algiers. By G. de Hemso, late Consul-General of Sweden to the Regency of Tunis. To the Editor of the Athenaeum. London, June 1830
Category: Geography   North Africa   Algeria   Mountains   Geology   Mineralogy   Botany   Agriculture   Zoology   Hunting   Social Anthropology   
Topic: [Letter to the Athenaeum from Smith containing extensive quotations from his friend De Hemso on Algiers. De Hemso`s account of Algiers is presented as fresh and original, observed at first hand, compared with "the thousand and one histories, descriptions and anecdotes, which temporary interest has heaped upon Algiers" and mostly taken from "Malte-Brun, Bruce, Pananti, and company"]
Person: MALTE-BRUN   BRUCE   PANANTI   
Letter Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 148, 28/08/30 p. 541
Heading: The Udorama and Diorama, Leicester Square
Category: Art   Mountains   Popularization Of Science   Museums   
Topic: [Irreverent description of a model purporting to give "a grand view of the Valley of Grindelwald, in Switzerland.."]
Person: DALBERG, M.   

Issue: 148, 28/08/30 p. 541
Heading: The Volcano at Pietra Mala
Category: Geography   Travel   Mountains   Volcanoes   
Topic: I will not waste words in describing scenery which, after all, cannot be described...
Signed: "D. C."

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 572
Heading: Ascent of Mount Blanc by Lieut. Wilbraham. Geneva, 12th August, 1830
Category: Geography   Exploration   Mountains   Alps   Popularization Of Science   
Topic: [Account of Wilbraham`s successful two-day expedition with six Swiss guides, giving details of the conditions, equipment used, rate of progress and exhaustingness. It also evokes the sights and sounds experienced on the way: hearing avalanches, seeing a goose by the summit of the Aiguille du Midi, a butterfly at the summit of Mont Blanc]
Person: WILBRAHAM, Lieut.   
Institution: Coldstream Guards   
Ed`s Mark: SMITH

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 573
Heading: Geographical Society of Berlin
Category: Geography   Anthropology   Mountains   Himalayas   
Topic: [...] Ritter read papers on the race of negroes who formerly inhabited the mountains of Himalaya...
Person: RITTER, Charles   
Institution: Geographical Society, Berlin   

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 574
Heading: The Alps, Para 10
Category: Philology   Mountains   Alps   
Topic: [Derivation of the word "alp" or "alps"]

Issue: 150, 11/09/30 p. 575
Heading: Height of the Caucasus, Para 11
Category: Geography   Geodesy   Mountains   Caucasus   Alps   Physics   Magnetism   
Topic: [The highest mountains in the Caucasus are higher than Mont Blanc. The force of magnetism is affected by altitude]
Person: KUPFER   GAY-LUSSAC   

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Reviews

Issue: 060, 17/12/28 p. 950
Heading: Brockedon`s Passes of the Alps
Category: Geography   Mountains   Alps   
Title: Brockedon`s Passes of the Alps. No. 8. Published by the Author; and by Rodwell

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