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The K2 Man (and His Molluscs)

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Foreword by Jim Perrin Part One: Austens, Godwins & Godwin-Austens Chapter One: The Surrey Austens Origins The Modern Family Politics and Religion The Rise of the Estate Shalford House and Park Chapter Two: Collectors, Cartographers, Scholars and Soldiers Collectors Cartographers Scholars and Academics Soldiers General Godwin Haversham the soldier Haversham's military brothers Chapter Three: Grandparents, Parents and Record-breaking Siblings Haversham's grandfather, Sir Henry Edmund and Grandmother, Anne Amelia Bate Geology and Palaeontology Haversham's father, Robert Alfred Cloyne, and his mother, Maria Elizabeth Godwin Haversham's siblings: a record-breaking family Part Two: Apprentice Squire and Soldier Chapter Four: Officer Cadet Early years and education Sandhurst Chapter Five: A Passage to Asia The Edge of Adulthood Leaving England From the Cape to Calcutta Chapter Six: The Anglo-Burmese War To Burma The background to the second Anglo-Burmese War Growing up in Burma Chapter Seven: To the North-West Frontier India: The death of General Godwin To the Punjab Haversham's artistic development Life on the North-west Frontier Part Three: Mountaineer-Explorer Chapter Eight: An Outstanding Talent on the GTS The Kashmir Survey Haversham the Surveyor Kashmir and Beyond Chapter Nine: Kudikji Kudikji Edward 'Knocked insensible' Chapter Ten: The First Karakoram Expedition Haversham the Mountaineer-Explorer The early exploration of the Karakoram Haversham's Expeditions: the overview The first Karakoram expedition: 5 august to early September, 1860 Chapter Eleven: K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen) The second Karakoram or 'K2' expedition, c7 July to 28 September , 1861 To the Mustagh Pass K2 and the Baltoro The third phase: to the Nushik La The final phase: back to Srinagar Chapter Twelve: 'Probably the greatest mountaineer of his day - ' Rupshu, Ladakh and Zanskar, early July, early September, 1862 Lake Pangong and the Changchenmo Basin, 14 July; September 1863 Chapter Thirteen: The Bhutan Expeditions The first Bhutan Expedition, 1 January; April 1864 Second Bhutan Expedition: the Duars; 1 October 1864; April 1865 Transitions Chapter Fourteen: Pauline The Chichele Plowdens Marriage to Pauline Chapter Fifteen: Among the Headhunters (I) The Naga headhunters Ethnic character The historical and political background The Raja of Manipur and the Nagas' resistance Haversham's 'seasons' in Burma and Assam Mountain and Jungle Topography and Ecology Chapter Sixteen: Among the Headhunters (II) Mountaineering and Surveying Food and Diet Medical matters Other hazards The Cachar earthquake Extreme weather Art, Huntin', Shootin', Fishin', Science Leaving the Service Part Four: Scientist, Artist, Landowner Chapter Seventeen: Jessie and Her Squire Haversham's third wife, Jessie Robinson The everyday life of a Surrey squire Chapter Eighteen: Money (I): The Bankruptcy The sisters The historical causes of the bankruptcy The attempts to prevent bankruptcy The sale of the bird-skins The bankruptcy The demise of Shalford Park Chapter Nineteen: Money (II): the Aftermath Nore Science for sale The First World War and after 'Bad' Arthur and the estate Chapter Twenty: Medals and Honours The RGS Founder's Gold Medal The naming of K2 Geographical public bodies Chapter Twenty-One: Scientist Godwin-Austen and the Fauna of British India Series, By John Matthew, Ph D Natural Historian Chapter Twenty-Two: Artist Godwin-Austen the Artist, by Peter Mallalieu, Keeper of Pictures at the Alpine Club, and with Additional Notes by Jerry Lovatt, past Vice-President and Honorary Librarian, the Alpine Club The military artist and the documentary art record Haversham Godwin-Austen's artistic training at Sandhurst Robert Petley (1812-69) William Carpenter (1818-99) William Carpenter in Kashmir Godwin-Austen with the Great Trigonometrical survey Part Five: The Shadows Lengthen Chapter Twenty-Three: War and Politics Life in wartime Late military thoughts Chapter Twenty-Four: Last Contacts with the East The first Mount Everest expedition Conversion to Buddhism Chapter Twenty-Five: The Ghost of Kudikji A surprising correspondence The return of Naomi Florence Chapter Twenty-Six: Final years Ailments The RGS pictures Death, burial and obituaries

About the Author

Catherine Moorehead was educated and brought up in Scotland. She teaches English at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. She has climbed all the Munros, lead six expeditions to Central Asia and run the RumDoodle Mountaineering Society. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an Associate Member of the Alpine Club.

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