The Italian Expedition to the Himalaya, Karakoram and Eastern Turkestan (1913-14)

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Item Code: IDE112
Author: Filippo De Filippi
Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2005
ISBN: 8121511445
Pages: 544 (Color Illus: 1, B & W Illus: 338, Colored Maps: 4, Sketch Maps: 4)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.8" X 7.5"
Weight 1.37 kg
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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.


I. Origin and Aims of the expedition; Preparation and General Organization1
II. From Italy to Baltistan11
III. Winter in Skardu, the Capital of Baltistan37
IV. Winter Excursions in Baltistan. By Giotto Dainelli74
V. From Skardu to Leh100
VI. Leh163
VII. Between Baltistan and Ladak. By. Giotto Dainelli228
VIII. Excursions in Ladak. By Giotto Dainelli251
IX. From Leh to the Depsang Plateau275
X. The Depsang Plateau307
XI. The Rimu Glacier317
XII. Lingzi-Thang, The Shayok Glaciers, Rimu Glacier and the Source of the Yarkand River. By Giotto Dainelli350
XIII. The Watershed Between the Rimu Glacier and the Karakoram Pass.
The Sources of the Yarkand River. By J.A. Spranger
XIV. Topography of the Rimu Glacier and of the Source-Basins of the Shayok and Yarkand Rivers393
XV. The Karakoram, Suget and Kokart Passes. The Raskam Daria or Upper Yarkand River408
XVI. From Surkowat to Kashgar; Eastern Turkestan450
XVII. Chinese and Russian Turkestan486
XVIII. Synopsis of Results502
Bibliographical Index of Works Quoted509
General Index517

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