Alpine Geology

Abstract

THE title of this work at once announces its importance in Alpine geology. Most of us, young and old, are familiar with the section through the Eastern Alps which we owe to the veteran Austrian geologist Hofrath von Hauer. Since 1857, this section, from Passau to Duino, has held its place alone in atlas and text-book. In recent years, Swiss sections, more especially Heim's, have been placed side by side with it, but they only embrace the northern flanks and a part of the central chain. Dr. Rothpletz has given us in this volume the second complete section through the Alpine chain. He has laid the line of section farther east than von Hauer's, beginning at the Bavarian plain in the north, and traversing the Karwendel Mountains in the Bavarian Highlands and North Tyrol, the Tuxer and Zillerthal Mountains, east of the Brenner Pass, the Seisser Alpe, Schlern Rosengarten and the Predazzo district in South Tyrol, and the Sette Communi in the Italian Highlands.

Ein Geologischer Querschnitt durch die Ost Alpen.

—A Geological Transverse Section through the Eastern Alps.—By A. Rothpletz. (Stuttgart: Schweizerbart, 1894.)

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