4to (290 x 205 mm), pp. xvi, 494, , with three coloured plates, two folding panoramas, two folding maps and a folding chart; 30 tables at end (many folding or double-page); numerous illustrations in the text; original morocco-backed cloth, spine slightly scuffed.
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First edition. An exhaustive study of the effects of high altitude, cold and physical exertion on the muscles and respiratory system. The numerous tables contain detailed scientific observations carried out on the authors during their ascents of Monte Rosa and the Rothorn. These mountains are the subjects of the folding photographic panoramas. Chapter I is an interesting historical survey of research in the field.
ACLC p. 349; NLS h207.
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