Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia: With Some Account of their Antiquities and Geology

Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia: With Some Account of their Antiquities and Geology

by William John Hamilton
     
 

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The diplomat and M. P. William Hamilton (1805–67) was also a keen geologist and a protégé of Sir Roderick Murchison. In 1835 he set off with a companion for the eastern Mediterranean, visiting the Ionian Islands, the Bosphorus and the volcanic area called the Katakekaumene. Hamilton then continued alone on horseback through Armenia and Asia Minor…  See more details below

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The diplomat and M. P. William Hamilton (1805–67) was also a keen geologist and a protégé of Sir Roderick Murchison. In 1835 he set off with a companion for the eastern Mediterranean, visiting the Ionian Islands, the Bosphorus and the volcanic area called the Katakekaumene. Hamilton then continued alone on horseback through Armenia and Asia Minor before returning to Smyrna (Izmir). Having already published some of his notes as papers for the Geological Society, he published this two-volume account in 1842. The work was praised by Alexander von Humboldt, and in 1843 it won Hamilton the founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society (of which he was one of the secretaries from 1832 to 1854). Volume 2 describes Hamilton's journey along the coast of Ionia to archaeological sites including Ephesus and Rhodes, and his expedition inland to explore the Taurus mountains before his final return to Smyrna.

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ISBN-13:
9781108042253
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/26/2012
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
590
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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