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The International Karakoram Project

The International Karakoram Project

Volume 2

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M. J. Wise, K. J. Miller, C. Middleton, P. Nunn, M. Vyvyan, R. Muir Wood, R. A. K. Tahirkheli, Qasim Jan, M. P. Coward, D. Rex, J. Tarney, M. Thirwall, B. F. Windley, G. K. A. Oswald, Z. B. Dong, R. L. Ferrari, M. R. Francis, G. Musil, Zhang Xiangsong, M. R. Francis, K. J. Miller, Chen Jianming, T. O. Crompton, J. L. W. Walton, R. Bilham, G. Yielding, S. Ahman, I. Davison, J. A. Jackson, R. Khattak, A. Khurshid, G. C. P. King, Lin Ban Zuo, Shu Pei Yi, I. Davis, A. W. Coburn, R. E. Hughes, D. Illi, D. F. T. Nash, R. J. S. Spence, F. D'Souza, C. Moughtin, A. S. Goudie, D. Brunsden, D. N. Collins, E. Derbyshire, R. I. Ferguson, Z. Hashmet, D. K. C. Jones, F. A. Perrott, M. Said, R. S. Waters, W. B. Whalley, Li Jijun, Xu Shuying, R. Bilham, G. B. Plant, G. C. Jacoby, J. P. McGreevy, S. A. R. Jafree
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  • Date Published: February 2010
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  • isbn: 9780521129763

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  • First published in 1984, this volume and its companion relate to the work of a group of 70 scientists from Britain, China, Pakistan, Switzerland and the USA who visited the highest mountains in the world during the summer of 1980 to conduct a series of inter-related studies. Supported by the leading learned societies and professional institutions in Britain, China and Pakistan, and by government agencies in these countries, the International Karakoram Project was an expedition that fused several individual topics in the earth sciences into a unified and single study of the world's most chaotic, unstable landform. The whole project was promoted as the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Geographical Society. Volume II concentrates on the results obtained by the scientists during the course of the project.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521129763
    • length: 664 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 34 x 170 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Contents to volume I
    Preface
    Preface to volume II
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. Inauguration:
    1. Opening remarks by the President of the Royal Geographical Society
    2. The International Karakoram Project: an appraisal
    3. Karakoram history: early exploration
    4. Mountaineering in the Karakoram in the late 1970s
    5. A note on Rakaposhi 7788m
    6. A science of mountains
    Part II. Geology:
    7. The geographical and geological domains of the Karakoram
    8. Geology of the south-central Karakoram and Kohistan
    Part III. Glaciology:
    9. Ice depth echo-sounding techniques employed on the Hispar and Ghulkin glaciers
    10. Impulse radar ice-depth sounding on the Hispar glacier
    11. Impulse radar ice-depth sounding of the Ghulkin glacier
    Part IV. Survey:
    12. The survey work of the International Karakoram Project, 1980
    13. The calculation of crustal displacement and strain from classical survey measurements
    Part V. Earthquakes:
    14. A microearthquake survey in the Karakoram
    15. Source studies of the Hamran, Drael and Patan earthquakes in Kohistan, Pakistan
    16. Stress field and plate motion in the Karakoram and surrounding regions
    Part VI. Housing and Natural Hazards:
    17. A critical review of the work method and findings of the Housing and Natural Hazards Group
    18. The construction and vulnerability to earthquakes of some building types in the northern areas of Pakistan
    19. Yasin valley: the analysis of geomorphology and building types
    20. The socio-economic cost of planning for hazards: an analysis of Barkulti village, Yasin, northern Pakistan
    21. Barkulti in the Yasin valley: a study of traditional settlement form as a response to environmental hazard
    22. Analysis of recovery and reconstruction following the 1974 Patan earthquake
    23. The vulnerability to fire risk of some building types and traditional settlements with reference to the fire which destroyed Gayal-Kot in July 1981
    24. Medical aspects of the IKP D. Giles
    Part VII. Geomorphology:
    25. The geomorphology of the Hunza valley, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan
    26. Recent fluctuations in some glaciers of the western Karakoram mountains, Hunza, Pakistan
    27. Quaternary glacial hisotry of the Hunza valley, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan
    28. Glacial and paraglacial sediments of the Hunza valley, north west Karakoram, Pakistan: a preliminary analysis
    29. Particle size distribution on the debris slopes of the Hunza valley
    30. Sediment load of the Hunza river
    31. A preliminary study of ancient trees in the Hunza valley and their dendroclimatic potential
    32. Salt efflorescences and salt weathering in the Hunza valley, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan
    33. Rock temperature observations and chemical weathering in the Hunza region, Karakoram: preliminary data
    Part VIII. Karakoram research cell:
    34. The Karakoram research cell.

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    K. J. Miller

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    M. J. Wise, K. J. Miller, C. Middleton, P. Nunn, M. Vyvyan, R. Muir Wood, R. A. K. Tahirkheli, Qasim Jan, M. P. Coward, D. Rex, J. Tarney, M. Thirwall, B. F. Windley, G. K. A. Oswald, Z. B. Dong, R. L. Ferrari, M. R. Francis, G. Musil, Zhang Xiangsong, M. R. Francis, K. J. Miller, Chen Jianming, T. O. Crompton, J. L. W. Walton, R. Bilham, G. Yielding, S. Ahman, I. Davison, J. A. Jackson, R. Khattak, A. Khurshid, G. C. P. King, Lin Ban Zuo, Shu Pei Yi, I. Davis, A. W. Coburn, R. E. Hughes, D. Illi, D. F. T. Nash, R. J. S. Spence, F. D'Souza, C. Moughtin, A. S. Goudie, D. Brunsden, D. N. Collins, E. Derbyshire, R. I. Ferguson, Z. Hashmet, D. K. C. Jones, F. A. Perrott, M. Said, R. S. Waters, W. B. Whalley, Li Jijun, Xu Shuying, R. Bilham, G. B. Plant, G. C. Jacoby, J. P. McGreevy, S. A. R. Jafree

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