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The good alpine air

La revue de géographie: Le bon air des Alpes
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Year of publication2005
Author(s)Claude Reichler
Co-authorsRené Favier, Daniela Vaj, Dave Lüthi, Adrien Guignard, Marc Piccand, Rafael Matos-Wasem
Publisher(s)Revue de Géographie Alpine
Institut de Géographie Alpine
Place of publicationGrenoble
Number of pages126
Languageen, fr
Price18.30 Euro
JournalRevue de géographie alpine - Journal of Alpine Research
Magazine No.Mars 2005, Tome 93 N° 1
This publication in the series "Revue de géographie alpine/journal of alpine research" is devoted to the subject of the air in the Alps. The mountain air has played a major role in the history of the Alps since the end of the 18th century. The book, which is in English and French, comprises six scientific articles on the medical, meteorological and tourism aspects of the mountain air. One of the authors also considers the architectural impacts of "healthy mountain air" in an analysis of the design of Swiss sanatoriums built between 1880 and 1914. In total, the book addresses the historical debate on the role of the mountain air in the Alps but without neglecting the present and the future.