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Alps and elephants
De Beer, Gavin Sir
|Statement||Illustrated by Audrey Weber.|
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|Number of Pages||123|
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Hannibal was determined to get his whole army - men and animals - across the treacherous path through the Alps. But how did he handle 37 elephants? How Hannibal's crossing of the Alps was finally solved by POO. Hannibal led o soldiers horses across the Alps - but it was the 37 elephants that left a lasting impression Author: Adam Aspinall.
Hannibal famously crossed the Alps with a herd of elephants, and the Romans had settlements in the region. In , Napoleon crossed one of the mountain passes with an army of 40, The 18th and 19th centuries saw an influx of naturalists, writers, and artists, in particular, the Romantics, followed by the golden age of alpinism as Coordinates: 45°49′58″N 06°51′54″E / °N . Hannibal (/ ˈ h æ n ɪ b əl /; Punic: 𐤇𐤍𐤁𐤏𐤋𐤟𐤁𐤓𐤒, BRQ ḤNBʿL; – between and BC) was a Carthaginian general and statesman who commanded Carthage's main army against Rome during the Second Punic War (– BC). He is widely considered one of the greatest military commanders in world history. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was a leading Carthaginian Born: BC, Carthage.
Hannibal and his force (troops, pack animals and elephants) crossed the Alps from France to Italy in the autumn of BC. An examination of treering density and glacier data for the Alps indicates that the year of crossing fell into a period when temperature conditions were much the same and, perhaps, slightly milder than those of the current century since about - a perid of almost Cited by: Hannibal in the Alps The Carthaginian general Hannibal ( BCE) was one of the greatest military leaders in history. His most famous campaign took place during the Second Punic War (), when he caught the Romans off guard by crossing the Alps.
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The march is popularly known for both the elephants that accompanied the expedition and the use of heat and. One of the mysteries surrounding Hannibal’s famous march on Rome during the Second Punic War is the actual route his Carthaginian army took from Spain across the Alps and onto the plains of Italy.
Even during Julius Caesar’s time it was the subject of much speculation/5. Alps and Elephants Hardcover – January 1, by Gavin De Beer (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Gavin De Beer.
Hannibal's March: Alps and Elephants Paperback – Septem by Alps and elephants book R. De Beer (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.
Price New from Used from /5(1). Alps and Elephants, by Gavin de Beers. London: Geoffrey Bles, 89 pages; appendices and references; map.
Price 10 s 6 d. Gavin de Beers’ very readable re-examination of Hannibal’s route across the Alps begins by testing the original narratives of Livy and Polybius. “An entertaining, turbocharged race among the high mountain passes of six alpine countries.” - Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review “The combination of a contemporary first-person travelogue in which we motor along with O’Shea, traversing peaks and peeking into crevasses, and a time-tripping riffle through Alpine history’s greatest hits proves an ideal mix.”4/5(40).
A very interesting book on Hannibal Barca, the great Carthaginian General of antiquity, most famous for crossing the Alps with his war elephants and taking the battle to the gates of Rome. Hannibal defeated successive Roman armies dispatched against him by employing superior tactics along with skillfully use of terrain and weather/5(47).
He is the author of Hannibal Crosses the Alps and Xenophon's March. He lives in by: 8. A really odd book when it comes down to it, seemingly written by someone who wants to write a book rather than someone who wants to write a book about the Alps specifically.
The mountain range is setting and excuse for this summer trip by the author, but by no means the main subject/5. In a quest to join up with anti-Roman allies, Hannibal ledtroops and 40 elephants on a treacherous journey through the Alps.
Many troops and animals were killed while crossing the Alps, and to this day, Hannibal’s completion of this journey is revered as one of the greatest military moments in : Mrreese.
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No recommendations yet. The Constant Nymph. Taking an army of tens of thousands, with horses and elephants, over the Alps would have left one heck of a mess. More than two millennia later. In BCE, Hannibal took his army, along with 37 elephants, over the Alps to attack the Romans.
Eleven years before this historic event, on the banks of a river near Carthage in North Africa, one of his elephants pulled a drowning girl from the turbulent waters. Thus began Liada's epic journey with the elephant known as Obolus/5. Clip | Hannibal in the Alps - How Hannibal’s Elephants Crossed the Alps Premiere date: | Hannibal was determined to get his.
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Even for a Penguin 60s Classic, this is a particularly short read. An excerpt (or a number of them run together seamlessly?) from the Livy: The War with Hannibal. An very well selected excerpt which provides a pacy and interesting account of Hannibal's crossing of the Alps (as one might have expected from the title) from Spain into Italy in BC/5.
In his book Alps and elephants: Hannibal's march, Gavin de Beer lists 12 possible candidates from 30 different books. The expedition. InThe Times published a debate about the route Hannibal might have taken over the Alps.
This book disappointed me. I was looking forward to understanding more of Hannibal's astonishing journey across the Alps with an army and elephants, but after the first few pages, they hardly featured/5. De Beer was the first to propose the Col de la Traversette as the likely site where Hannibal had crossed the Alps with his elephants.
His thesis received support in when Mahaney et al. reported that sediments had been identified at the pass that had been churned up by "the constant movement of thousands of animals and humans" and dated Awards: Linnean Medal (), Kalinga Prize ().
In his study, ''Alps and Elephants,'' Gavin de Beer, who was director of the British Museum of Natural History, wrote, ''Not only did the elephants' appearance, their smell, and the noise of.
Buy Alps and elephants: Hannibal's march by Gavin De Beer online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $. When he left his Spanish base one spring day in B.C. with his ,man army of mercenaries, officers, and elephants, Hannibal was launching not just the main offensive of the Second Punic War but also one of the great military journeys in ancient history.
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Gavin de Beer expands on his earlier book on Hannibal (Alps and Elephants, ), placing the crossing of the Alps in the context of the Punic Wars .