An Altitudinal Study of the Flora of the Inland Mountains of South-East Greenland. Describing the Ammassalik-Kialiip Tasiilaa and Kangersertuaq areas between 66° and 69°N

By: Halliday Geoffrey

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Prior to 1963 virtually all our knowledge of the flora of south-east Greenland had been gained at low altitudes. However, that year saw the first of seventeen European mountaineering expeditions to the region covered in this volume. Their members rarely had any botanical expertise, but the author was able to persuade most to make collections and record the altitude. This resulted in 111 collections from altitudes of up to 2480 m. This, in Schweizerland, is probably the highest altitude for vascular plants in the Arctic. The region was divided into northern and southern halves, 100 species being recorded from the southern area and 86 from the northern. The altitude range in each was divided into three zones, and the proportion of each of eleven biological distribution types was determined for each zone. Records of bryophytes and lichens are included as appendices. There is also much content of value to expeditions visiting the mountains between Schweitzerland and Watkins Bjerge. It incorporates plant records made from 1936 to 1992 by 17 predominantly climbing expeditions who visited in total 111 nunatak sites. There are two full page maps of these sites and lists of these expeditions and of the climbers who made the plant collections. Monographs on Greenland | Meddelelser om Grnland, series Vol. 357 ISSN 0025-6676, and Bioscience series, Vol. 61 ISSN 0106-1054.

Title: An Altitudinal Study of the Flora of the Inland Mountains of South-East Greenland. Describing the Ammassalik-Kialiip Tasiilaa and Kangersertuaq areas between 66° and 69°N

Author Name: Halliday Geoffrey

Categories: Mountaineering, Polar,

Edition: 2019 First Edition

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press: 2019

ISBN Number: 8763545543

ISBN Number 13: 9788763545549

Binding: paperback

Book Condition: 96pp, paperback, New, signed by Geoffrey Halliday.

Seller ID: 68799

Keywords: POLAR NORTH - exploration mountaineering alpinism bergsteigen arctic north pole discovery travel arktis artique polaire greenland flora botany botanist