Lachlan Fleetwood

Lachlan Fleetwood is a historian of science, empire, geography and environment. He holds a PhD in history from Cambridge University, and is currently a research fellow at University College Dublin. His first book, Science on the Roof of the World: Empire and the Remaking of the Himalaya, was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2022.

Why does Everest matter?

Science, labour and the rise of altitude to measure mountains.

Aug 05, 2022

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