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Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin and his monograph Researches on the Glacial Period (1876)

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Tatiana K. Ivanova
Tatiana K. Ivanova
1
Earth Science Museum
,
Moscow State University
,
119899 Moscow
,
Russia
(e-mail: tkivan@mes.msu.ru)
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Vyacheslav A. Markin
Vyacheslav A. Markin
2
Institute of the History of Natural Sciences and Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences
,
1/5 Steropansky Per., 109012 Moscow
,
Russia
(e-mail: zevs@naukaran.ru)
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

The notable Russian scientist Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842–1921) is well known in Western countries for his writings on anarchist philosophy and various historical and political themes, but his geological and geographical work is less familiar, and his great treatise on Quaternary geology is virtually unknown in the Western world. The present paper provides a summary account of Kropotkin's Quaternary studies and his travels in the glaciated regions of Siberia and Scandinavia. He was an exponent of the ‘land-ice’ theory and traced the movements of glaciers in Scandinavia, paying particular attention to the form and structure of eskers.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology

R. H. Grapes
R. H. Grapes
Korea University, South Korea
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D. Oldroyd
D. Oldroyd
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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A. Grigelis
A. Grigelis
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Lithuania
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Geological Society of London
Volume
301
ISBN electronic:
9781862395497
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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