3.00 FYI France: Ejournal and archive

by Jack Kessler, kessler@well.sf.ca.us

June 15, 2002 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on June 15, 2002.

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Versions of the following have appeared online regularly, since 1992, as a feature of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which is distributed for free via email every month except August. Ejournal subscriptions may be obtained via email request to: kessler@well.sf.ca.us

Here this file is one of a number made available -- hopefully attractively, all in one place, and relevant to libraries and online digital information work in France and Europe -- as part of FYI France (sm)(tm), an online service to which anyone can subscribe for 12 months by postal mailing a check for US $45, payable to Jack Kessler, to PO Box 460668, San Francisco, California, USA 94146 (site licenses also are available): please write your email address on the front of your check. Please email suggestions for improvements to me at kessler@well.sf.ca.us
 

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FYI France: Mountaineering in France, online

 

The very interesting Mountaineering digital library, being assembled at Chambéry,

provides a useful summer focus, for at least two reasons:

So, ecologist or escapist -- Sierra Clubber, Alpine Clubber, Everest trekker, or simply in need of a "news" break -- anyone equipped with mouseandmodem / DSL may enjoy and even benefit from the resource offered here, by the bibliothèque municipale of Chambéry, France's digital library gateway to the Alps --

1) From the Préface -- by André Gilbertas, former mayor of Chambéry

 

2) Monts horribles

Images and text: inter alia --

1 : Chronique de Savoie / Guillaume Paradin. Lyon, 1561.

2 : Theatre geographique de la France. Paris, 1637 : La mont maudite.

7 : Helveticus, sive Itinera alpina... / J.J. Scheuchzer. Lugduni Batavorum, 1723.

9 : Beautés de l'histoire de Sardaigne, de Savoie... / P.J.B. Rougarez. Paris, 1821.

11 : Carte et description generale du Dauphiné avec les confins des pais et provinces voisines / Jean de Beins. Amstelodami, 1633.

12 : Carte de Savoie / par Jacques Fougeu. [Ca 1600].

20 : Le massif du Mont-Blanc y est nommé Glacières.

 

3) XVIIIe

Images and text include:

13 : Historia stirpium indigenarum Helvetiae incohata.- Bernae : sumptibus societatis typograficae, 1768.- 2 vol. , 2 .

17 : Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Lettres de deux amants... -Amsterdam, 1761. Edition originale.

18 : Gravure : Les Habitants de la Savoie.

19 : Le lac de Genève au XVIIIe siècle. Gravure frontispice de: Saussure, Horace - Bénédicte de . Voyages dans les Alpes...- Neuchâtel : Fauche, 1803.

20 : Carte du Lac de Genève et des pays circomvoisins... - Paris: Buache, 1740. Les Glacières et la village de Chamonix sont situés, mais le Mont - Blanc n'existe pas.

22 : Windham, William. - Relation de deux voyages aux glaciers de Chamonix... - Genève : Bonnant, 1879.

38 : L'expérimentation de l'écho dans le défilé de Cluses est un passage obligé de l'excursion aux glacières.

28 : Bordier. - Voyage pittoresque aux glacières de Savoye... -A Genève : chez L.-A. Caille, 1773.

31 : Luc, Jean-André de. - Recherches sur les modifications de l'atmosphère... - Genève, 1772. Le baromètre portatif et son pied.

34 : Bourrit, Marc-Theodore -Lettre de M. Bourrit à Miss Craven sur deux voyages faits au sommet du Mont-Blanc...- San Remo : Biancheri, 1911. Passage sur les précipices.

35 : Le glacier des Bossons. front. Tome 1. Bourrit, Marc-Théodore. - Nouvelles descriptions des glacières et glaciers de Savoye... - A Genève : chez Paul Barde, 1785.

36 : Vue du village de Chamonix

39 : Saussure, Horace-Bénédicte de. - Voyage dans les Alpes...- Neuchâtel : Fauche, 1780. L'itinéraire du Mont-Blanc.

40 : Saussure, Horace-Bénédicte de. - Essai sur l'hygrométrie.- Neufchatel : Fauche, 1783. - Hygromètre à cheveux.

41 : Portraits de Balmat et Pacard.

 

4) XIXe siècle

Images and text include:

43 : Carte "The Graian Alps extr.de : Peaks and passes and glaciers de Shirley Kennedy - Paris : Ferrier, 1836.

* [from the Website text:]

44 : le Crétin d'Aoste extr. de : Escalades dans les Alpes de Edouard Whymper - Paris : Hachette, 1873.

45 : Eboulements de roches sur le chemin" extr. De "Lettres sur la Suisse - Paris : Engelmann, 1823-1826.

46 : grav. "Finsteraar Horn", extr. De Peaks and passes and glaciers de Shirley Kennedy - Paris : Ferrier, 1836.

 

5) XXe siècle

Images and text:

51 : gravure de Whymper représentant Leslie Stephen. Extr. de Escalades dans les Alpes de 1860 à 1869 / Edouard Whymper -Paris : Hachette, 1873.

52 : le Cervin, gravure de Whymper. Extr. de Escalades dans les Alpes de 1860 à 1869 / Edouard Whymper - Paris : Hachette, 1873.

56 : l'avalanche. Extr. de Les Alpes : descriptions et récits / H.A. Berlepsch ; ill. E. Rittmeyer. - Bâle : H.Georg, 1869.

57 : carte postale "le ski à Chamonix".

59 : photos du concours international de 1908. Revue La Montagne.

63 : Extr. de Les Alpes : description pittoresque de la nature et de la faune alpestres / Frédéric de Tschudi. - Berne : Dalp, 1859.

 

6) Bibliographie

49 works representing the basic texts of French mountaineering...

 

Note:

The site is extensively annotated and superbly illustrated --sort of a one - stop - shopping point for anyone fascinated by mountaineering bibliography and its history, as in the digital library representation of same. Saussure, Whymper, Balmat, Pacard... Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Savoy, the Mer de Glace and the Glacier des Bossons...

So, anyone interested in skiing, kayaking, climbing, hiking, camping, wildflowers, wild animals, trees, water, fresh air -- also in saving all of that from the various depredations which now threaten them -- might want to see this new French digital library site. Even better, how about a trip to the French Alps, stopping by Chambéry on the way up... sure beats sitting at home and watching the nightly news headlines, recently anyway...

 

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