Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth, Geognost, Member of Parliament, Architect and Constructor of the Linthkanal.

Dullo, Wolf-Christian and Pfaffl, Fritz A. (2018) Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth, Geognost, Member of Parliament, Architect and Constructor of the Linthkanal. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 107 (7). pp. 2639-2644. DOI 10.1007/s00531-018-1626-6.

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Abstract

The Eschers, an old Swiss family which for many generations were members of the Council of Zurich, were dedicated to technical and economic development. Among them were numbered merchants, important librarians, historians, engineers and geoscientists. Hans Conrad Escher (1767–1823) was a merchant, naturalist, engineer, Member of Parliament, statesman and a genius illustrator of landscapes, who created the first geologically relevant and encompassing view of the Swiss Alps, including the first 360° panorama drawings. Showing enormous prescience, he designed and initiated the canalization of the Linth river in Glarus and led this enormous work of geological engineering and river regulation from start to finish.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000445225200018
Keywords: Alpine geology, Geognosy, Glaciation, Glarus main thrust, Panoramic view, Hans Conrad Escher von der Linth
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1007/s00531-018-1626-6
ISSN: 1437-3254
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2018 08:30
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2019 15:14
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/43625

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