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Ice and Flower Exploration in High Asia1

Nature volume 101, pages 167168 (02 May 1918) | Download Citation



(i) THE indefatigable explorers of the glaciers? of the Karakoram Himalayas, Dr. and Mrs. Workman, who have done more than any others to visit and map out the details of those vast ice-fields, give in the volume before us still another account of their travels and explorations in a new sector of these regions. As usual, in order to cover as much new ground as possible within the narrow summer limits in which travel was practicable, they formed separate and independent expeditions, although they combine their results in a single volume. At the present time, when so much is being written about the extension of women's sphere on account of the war, it is interesting to find abundant evidence here of the pre-war exploits of a woman-pioneer in these Indian Alps, in fields usually regarded as the especial preserve of men, and of men of unusual nerve because of the physical perils to be encountered and overcome.

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