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Record 18486

Reading Experience:

'Then came those old-fashioned books of natural history that dealt courageously with The Universe, illustrating it with quaint engravings of strange rock formations in the Hartz Mountains, the Mammoth caves in Kentucky, the Aurora Borealis, and the eruption of Mount Etna; always with little men armed with long staves, looking as though they themselves were responsible for the phenomena. But none of these were part of the school curricula.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1914 and 31 Dec 1919
Country: England or Ceylon
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Eric Shipton
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Aug 1907
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: English born in Ceylon
Country of experience: England or Ceylon
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: text read during prep school years, date range an estimate.


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [books of natural history]
Genre: Children's Lit, Geography / Travel, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18486  
Source - Print  
  Author: Eric Shipton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Upon That Mountain: in The Six Mountain Travel Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1999 (1943)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 316
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Eric Shipton, Upon That Mountain: in The Six Mountain Travel Books (London, 1999 (1943)), p. 316,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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