Landscapes of la Palma and El Hierro

A Countryside Guide

Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856912143

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 5867

A car-touring and walking guide to the Canary Islands of La Palma and El Hierro. It presents advice on different walks, along with topographical walking maps and a fold-out touring map, which have been much revised for this edition. Many short walks for motorists are suggested, along with recommendations of areas for picnics.

La Palma & El Hierro

Car Tours and Walks

Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856914628


Page: 250

View: 2216

In natural beauty, La Palma rivals all the other Canary Islands put together. Its immense, abyss-like crater, the Caldera de Taburiente, is considered to be the largest of its kind in the world. Deep within its pine-speckled, towering walls is a year-round abundance of gushing streams, boisterous cascades, and a plummeting waterfall. Outside the crater, high on the cloud-catching hillsides, 20 million-year-old laurel forests grow as dense as a jungle. In the southern half of the island, hills pitted with volcanic craters and mini-deserts of black lapilli speak of the island's volcanic past. This stark, striking landscape, all the more dramatic for its stabs of volcanic reds, oranges, and yellows, is far removed from the lush and verdant, tree-clad north. El Hierro, the least-visited of all the Canaries, at first appears to be a dried-up, sprawling mountain of rock, rising straight from the sea, treeless and barren. But Noel reveals the island's hidden charms - as remarkable as any in the archipelago. Whether you tour La Palma or El Hierro by car or discover them on foot, Noel introduces you to the islands' best beauty spots. For La Palma: 3 car tours (with accompanying touring map), 38 long and short walks (illustrated with 1:50,000 topo maps showing the official trail numbers), 22 picnic suggestions. For El Hierro: 1 car tour (with accompanying touring map), 12 long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 8 picnic suggestions. Plans of Santa Cruz de la Palma and Valverde (El Hierro). Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily. The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from

Landscapes and Landforms of Spain

Author: Francisco Gutiérrez,Mateo Gutiérrez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9401786283

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 6249

The Landscapes and Landforms of Spain provides an informative and inviting overview of the geology and geomorphology of Spain. It incorporates a diverse range of topics, ranging from the fiery landscapes of the Canary Islands and its volcanic formations to the glacial scenery of the Pyrenees. The book devotes attention to granite landforms, karst terrains, coastal dunes and marshes, as well as to heritage and conservation, with the objective of offering the reader a comprehensive insight into the Spanish geological setting. The book presents readers with the opportunity to explore Spanish landforms in detail through its highly illustrated pages and maps, making this an appealing text on the subject field.

Anderson's Travel Companion

A Guide to the Best Non-fiction and Fiction for Travelling

Author: Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Scolar Press

ISBN: 9781859280133

Category: Travel

Page: 552

View: 6939

For those who want to find out about and read the literature of the countries of their choice, this reference is the author's personal selection, covering guidebooks, books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies and biographies, no

Canary Islands

A Cultural History

Author: Juan Cruz Ruiz

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715652354

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9187

Over 13 million visitors travel to the Canary Islands every year – more than 4.5m of them from Britain – to see their famous black and white sand beaches and enjoy attractions like the Carnival. Traditional tour guides give straightforward advice on what to do and where to go, but in this remarkable cultural history, the celebrated journalist and Canary Islands native Juan Cruz Ruiz offers something much more, for travellers and interested readers looking for an intimate exploration of this rich archipelago. Reading The Canary Islands is like travelling with a personal tour guide: one who will tell you in exquisite language about the original inhabitants of the Canaries, the history of the islands (including their conquest by Spain), and what life was like for residents of the Canaries before tourism. Ruiz explores their geography, food and art and introduces the reader to the Canario people and their life stories. The Canary Islands is a poetic, joyful look at the islands and the islanders, as well as a unique guide to unusual Canary Islands destinations, can't-miss food and wine, and the history, mythology and ecology of this cherished destination.

Lonely Planet Canary Islands

Author: Lonely Planet,Lucy Corne,Josephine Quintero

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760340073

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 4585

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Canary Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride the cable car to the summit of Tenerife's El Teide, celebrate Carnaval with dawn-to-dusk frivolity, or catch the waves at Playa de Sotovento; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the Canary Islands and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Canary Islands Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, , music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and wine Over 29 maps Covers La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Geria, Tahiche, Santa Maria de Guia, La Oliva, El Teide, La Laguna, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet and smartphone devices) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

An Archaeology of the Margins

Colonialism, Amazighity and Heritage Management in the Canary Islands

Author: A. José Farrujia de la Rosa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146149396X

Category: Social Science

Page: 119

View: 6466

This book analyses the problematics of archaeological heritage management in the Canary Islands, which are echoed in other parts of the world where the indigenous heritage is under-represented. The present-day management of Canarian archaeological heritage has a very specific and unusual context given that the archipelago is located on the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and therefore to the European Unión, but geographically and in terms of early history being part of Africa. From a theoretical perspective, then, the proposed book analyzes issues such as the effects of colonialism and eurocentrism on the management of the archaeological heritage. It also examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural models used to analyze past societies and, ultimately, used to create identities that influence archaeological heritage management itself. From a practical point of view, the book presents a proposal for enhancing the archaeological heritage of the Canary Islands through the creation of archaeological parks (providing some concrete examples in the case of the city of La Laguna) and the active involvement of the local community. Parallel to this, the book considers the Canarian Archipelago as part of a problematic that is not unique to this area but is an example of poor indigenous heritage management overall. It demonstrates how the course of history and the politics of the past still have an excessive influence on the way in which the present-day archaeological heritage is interpreted and managed. Therefore, this book provides an almost unique opportunity for uncovering the history of archaeology within the margins of Europe (in fact, in an African region) and exploring colonial and foreign influences. In many ways it is a mirror of archaeological mainstreams and an exercise in (re)thinking the aim and status of present-day archaeology.

The Galapagos

A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences

Author: Karen S. Harpp,Eric Mittelstaedt,Noémi d'Ozouville,David W. Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118852680

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 8678

The Galápagos Islands are renown for their unique flora and fauna, inspiring Charles Darwin in the elaboration of his theory of evolution. Yet in his Voyage of the Beagle, published in 1839, Darwin also remarked on the fascinating geology and volcanic origin of these enchanted Islands. Since then, the Galápagos continue to provide scientists with inspiration and invaluable information about ocean island formation and evolution, mantle plumes, and the deep Earth. Motivated by an interdisciplinary Chapman Conference held in the Islands, this AGU volume provides cross-disciplinary collection of recent research into the origin and nature of ocean islands, from their deepest roots in Earth's mantle, to volcanism, surface processes, and the interface between geology and biodiversity. Volume highlights include: Case studies in biogeographical, hydrological, and chronological perspective Understanding the connection between geological processes and biodiversity Synthesis of decades of interdisciplinary research in physical processes from surface to deep interior of the earth In-depth discussion of the concept of the island acting as a natural laboratory for earth scientists Integrated understanding of the Galápagos region from a geological perspective Collectively, The Galápagos presents case studies illustrating the Galápagos Archipelago as a dynamic natural laboratory for the earth sciences. This book would be of special interest to a multidisciplinary audience in earth sciences, including petrologists, volcanologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and geobiologists.

Isole Canarie

Author: Sarah Andrews,Josephine Quintero

Publisher: EDT srl

ISBN: 8860402581

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9980

Canary Islands

Author: Lucy Corne

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621081

Category: Travel

Page: 342

View: 4517

Bradt's guide to the Canary Islands reveals a side often disregarded by sunshine-seeking holidaymakers. The wealth of information geared towards the independent traveler wishing to explore individual islands distinguishes this guide from the competition. Covering the fascinating cultural history of the seven larger islands, eyes are also opened to the little-explored archipelago of Chinijo, on which there is presently sparse information. Explore beyond the familiar hotels and beaches to discover breathtaking hikes, hidden beaches and gems of the islands that have never before made it on to a map. Invaluable to the visitor who wishes to experience the islanders' way of life, this guide is also a rich resource for any armchair traveler. This guide features: · In-depth chapters on Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Chinijo · Rare insights into the local history and culture, plus anecdotes · Activities such as hiking, biking, local sports · Practical information including transport, accommodations and eating out · Hidden beaches, off the beaten track, to help make any stay memorable

Landscapes of Algarve

A Countryside Guide

Author: Brian Anderson,Hunter Publishing

Publisher: Hunter Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781856911450

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 6489

A travel guide to the Algarve offering 65 long and short walks, five car tours and 20 picnic suggestions. This revised edition includes a fold-out touring and walking map.

Baedeker Reiseführer La Palma, El Hierro

Author: Rolf Goetz

Publisher: BAEDEKER Verlag

ISBN: 3829792638

Category: Travel

Page: 296

View: 6081

Reiseführer La Palma mit Infografiken und einem großen Kapitel "Erleben und Genießen". Ausführliche und fundierte Informationen zu Geschichte, Kultur, Politik und Wirtschaft; Tourenvorschläge, Sehenswertes und Praktische Informationen von A bis Z sowie Register. eBook basiert auf 6. Auflage 2014. La Isla Bonita Der Baedeker La Palma/El Hierro begleitet auf eine Insel mit immergrünen Lorbeerwäldern, rätselhaften Ureinwohnern und kolonialem Flair. Das Kapitel Hintergrund beschäftigt sich mit Wissenswertem über La Palma, über Land und Leute, über Wirtschaft und Geschichte, Gesellschaft und Alltagsleben. Was sind die typischen Gerichte und wo kann man sie probieren? Was kann man mit Kindern unternehmen? Antworten auf diese und viele andere Fragen gibt das Kapitel "Erleben und Genießen". Entdecken Sie La Palma unterwegs: Zwei Baedeker- Tourenvorschläge führen per Auto durch La Palma. Langeweile hat da keine Chance. Für Wanderer ist das Tourenangebot groß und wer sich am Meer erholen will, entdeckt bei einem der Ausflüge vielleicht seinen zukünftigen Lieblingsstrand. Orte, die man auf keinen Fall verpassen sollte sind im großen Kapitel Sehenswürdigkeiten von A - Z ausführlich beschrieben. Infografiken erklären bildhaft u.a. La Palma auf einen Blick, viel Rauch und eine vulkanische Inselwelt. Eine einzigartige 3D-Darstellung erklärt anschaulich die Inseltopografie. Die Baedeker-Tipps verraten, warum Souvenirjäger unbedingt nach Argual reisen sollten, wo die meisten Drachenbäume der Kanaren zu finden sind und wo man frei wie ein Vogel fliegen kann. Unser Special-Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch das Setzen von Lesezeichen und Ergänzen von Notizen. Bitte beachten Sie: Nicht alle Lesegeräte unterstützen sämtliche der praktischen Zusatzfunktionen gleichermaßen (z.B. Internetlinks, Zoombarkeit von Karten). Auch können je nach Reader die Ladezeiten variieren. Wir bitten Sie, dies vor dem Kauf zu berücksichtigen.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783525821237

Category: Mathematics

Page: 184

View: 6074

MARCO POLO Reiseführer Lanzarote

inklusive Insider-Tipps, Touren-App, Update-Service und NEU: Kartendownloads

Author: Sven Weniger

Publisher: Mairdumont

ISBN: 3829774508

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 7686

MARCO POLO E-Books sind besonders praktisch für unterwegs und sparen Gewicht im Reisegepäck! Ab sofort sind Sie noch besser für Ihre nächste Reise ausgerüstet – alle Karten aus dem E-Book lassen sich jetzt mit einem Klick downloaden, ausdrucken, mitnehmen oder für später speichern. Weitere Zusatzfunktionen: - Einfaches Navigieren durch praktische Links - Weblinks führen direkt zu den Websites der Tipps - Offline-Karten und Google Maps-Links – zur schnellen Routenplanung Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche! E-Book basiert auf: 19. Auflage 2017 Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras: Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO Lanzarote von den Stränden im Nordosten bis zum Nationalpark im Südwesten - mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf Lanzarote an. Erfahren Sie, welche Highlights Sie neben einem Dromedarritt durch die vulkanischen Ascheberge und den goldgelben Stränden der Playas de Papagayo nicht verpassen dürfen, dass Sie im exzentrischen Anwesen des Schauspielers Omar Sharif wohnen oder essen können und dass ein Besuch der Lavahöhle Cueva de los Verdes besonders spektakulär gerät, wenn Sie ein Konzert im dortigen Auditorium erlebe. Die Insider-Tipps der Autorin lassen Sie Lanzarote individuell und authentisch erleben und mit den Low-Budget-Tipps sparen Sie bares Geld. Erkunden Sie Lanzarote in all seinen Facetten mit den maßgeschneiderten MARCO POLO Erlebnistouren. Die kostenlose Touren-App führt Sie digital (und ohne Roaminggebühren) auf den besonderen Wegen der Erlebnistouren. Und der Events&News mit aktuellen Veranstaltungen (Ausstellungen, Konzerten, Festivals, Sportevents...) für die nächsten 3 Monate, brandaktuellen Informationen zu den Inhalten und zusätzlichen Insider-Tipps hält Sie immer auf dem neuesten Stand.

Canary Islands

Author: Juan Carlos Carracedo,Simon Day

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd


Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 6379

Written by two leading scientists with special expertise on the Canary Islands, this clearly written and fully illustrated introductory guide to the largest volcanoes in Europe will be essential reading for the many geologist who visit this fascinating region.