Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin and his monograph Researches on the Glacial Period (1876)
Tatiana K. Ivanova, Vyacheslav A. Markin, 2008. "Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin and his monograph Researches on the Glacial Period (1876)", History of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology, R. H. Grapes, D. Oldroyd, A. Grigelis
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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.