Distant Snows

to the snow-streaked slopes of the extinct volcano of Suphan Dag. ... Beyond the
sentinel castle of Hosap, perched imperiously on a crag overlooking the road,
Hakkiari's distant snow peaks became visible for the first time from the 2,750
metre ...

Distant Snows

Author: John Harding

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1898573794

Page: 352

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In Distant Snows, mountaineer John Harding recollects his worldwide adventures spanning sixty years across Europe, Iran, East Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Arctic. He climbed many classic peaks including Mont Blanc, Mount Kenya, and Mount Cook, explored obscure ranges, and pioneered ski mountaineering expeditions in Turkey, Spain and Greece. Written with candour, a sharp eye for the tragicomic and with a sympathetic insight into the history and culture of indigenous mountain peoples, Harding’s compelling narrative proclaims the power of nature, the glory of landscape and the spirit of the mountains. Distant Snows is a window into the mind and passions of a mountaineer while faithfully preserving the memory of the many characters who accompanied him on his mountain odyssey. With a foreword by the celebrated explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison, Distant Snows offers tales of serious undertakings as well as more leisurely exploits, complemented by Harding’s personal photographs and hand-drawn maps. This is a must-read for mountaineers, lovers of the natural world and those with aspirations of adventure.

Where Three Empires Meet

At dawn on July 18 it was snowing lightly, but the air was still, so the lumbadar,
having looked round with a knowing air, ... sight by a mass of black clouds ;
though now and then, through rifts in the vapour, I caught glimpses of distant
snows at ...

Where Three Empires Meet

Author: Edward Frederick Knight

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Page: 495

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Modern Painters

No mountain was ever raised to the level of perpetual snow , without an infinite
multiplicity of form . ... nor filminess , nor air in it , instead of rising in the
opalescent mystery which invariably characterizes the distant snows , have the
forms and ...

Modern Painters

Author: John Ruskin

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Picturesque Europe

Who that has ever revelled among the enchanting scenery of the Italian lakes ,
either on his way from the sublime peaks of Switzerland or on his return towards
their distant snows , will ever forget the pure pleasure that he experienced there ?

Picturesque Europe

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Page: 288

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The Railway Engineer

The Snow Hill distant , home , and starting - signals are 153 yards south , 15 and
127 yards north of the same point respectively . The Snow Hill down distant and
home - signals are upon two posts , each carrying three arms , one above the ...

The Railway Engineer

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The Last Snow Leopard

It might be dangerous in those distant snows of Tibet . " “ Yes , I suppose so . "
Feeling puzzled , uneasy in his stomach , Butterfly stood up , grabbing his coffee .
Stifling a desire to offer Griffin the newspaper , he grabbed it too and prepared to
 ...

The Last Snow Leopard

Author: Gary Kern

Publisher: Xenos Books

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Page: 271

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The American Review

Miles while the snows melted by the summer of ice , from sixty to six hundred feet
sun flow down upon it ... It was one o'clock in the over the distant snow summits
as if they enjoyed the clear frosty air of that high my blood 182 My ...

The American Review

Author: George Hooker Colton

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The Chautauquan

Mountain ranges are On valleys hazy in the beam on either side , and distant
snow - crowned Of summer suns ; on distant lakes that flash peaks tower to the
height of nine , ten , and Their starry rays in greenwoods dense ; eleven
thousand ...

The Chautauquan

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Distant Thunder

This completely revised edition of "Distant Thunder" brings the problem of Third-World conflict into the post-Cold War era.

Distant Thunder

Author: Donald M Snow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317473000

Page: 256

View: 683

The main locu of instability, conflict and violence in the post-Cold War world is the periphery - particularly the poorest regions of what used to be called the Third World. Internal wars of secession, struggles for power and chaos in failed or failing states are the dominant forms, expressed in intercommunal or ethnic violence, domestic and international acts of terrorism, and, increasingly, essentially criminal insurgencies with no political objective. This completely revised edition of "Distant Thunder" brings the problem of Third-World conflict into the post-Cold War era. Now that the periphery is no longer the site of surrogate competitions between rival political-economic systems, when and how should the developed countries intervene in internal wars outside the compass of their traditional geopolitical interest - and what can such intervention be realistically expected to accomplish? The new edition shows how secessionist and ethnic conflicts, terrorism and the drug trade fit into the context of international politics, examines the post-Cold War dynamics of political and economic decline, state failure, and the limits of interventionism, includes case studies of the Shining Path of Peru and its degeneration from a Maoist-type insurgency to a narco-terrorist ring and the Somali crisis as examples of the difficulties of international intervention in internal wars.

Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

There were many such drifts in this neighbourhood varying from 30 to more than
100 yards , and the snow in them was so ... Park 0•400 , , 4 , » Dennel Hill 0 : 340
, 45 , The above are all to north - east , and situated 1 , 3 and 4 miles distant ...

Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Author: Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain)

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Vols. 10-11 include Meteorology of England by James Glaisher as seperately paged section at end.

The Kilima Njaro Expedition

The eye first rests irresistibly on the splendid snowy dome of Kibô , absolute in
whiteness under the glare of the vertical ... the distant snow , and becoming
darker and sombrer where it mingles with the middle distance of dark - green
forest .

The Kilima Njaro Expedition

Author: Harry Johnston

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Page: 572

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The Kilima Njaro Expedition

The eye first rests irresistibly on the splendid snowy dome of Kibô , absolute in
whiteness under the glare of the vertical ... the distant snow , and becoming
darker and sombrer where it mingles with the middle distance of dark - green
forest .

The Kilima Njaro Expedition

Author: Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston

Publisher: London. Paul, Trench

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Page: 572

View: 248

American Journal of Photography

With the latter they would be lost entirely ; with the former the distance would be
too distinct , and the actual distance or ... the snow is often in white unbroken
patches , but still in the white there is detail in the foreground , whilst the distant
snow ...

American Journal of Photography

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The Garden

... especially forbidden on an ancient notice - board , the dignity of a stiff climb ,
affording glimpses of of Rosebery , is of unusual interest if for nothing yet they are
stolen in quantities to supply the city distant snow - capped mountains far away in
 ...

The Garden

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