Today’s Free eBook of the Day is The Glaciers of the Alps by John Tyndall.
As the glaciers in The Alps are melting away these days, this 19th century excursion novel, gives a good documentation of what the glaciers looked like in the 1800s.
Here is an excerpt: “On the 16th of August, 1856, I received my Alpenstock from the hands of Dr. Hooker, in the garden of the Pension Ober, at Interlaken. It bore my name, not marked, however, by the vulgar brands of the country, but by the solar beams which had been converged upon it by the pocket lens of my friend. I was the companion of Mr. Huxley, and our first aim was to cross the Wengern Alp. Light and shadow enriched the crags and green slopes as we advanced up the valley of Lauterbrunnen, and each occupied himself with that which most interested him.”
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