Learn about the history of Iguazu Falls in South America with iMinds Travel's insightful fast knowledge series. Imagine more than a million litres of water dropping each second from cliffs up to 80 metres, or 262 feet, high. Such an image may seem like an impossibility, but such is the majesty of South America's Iguazu Falls. More expansive than both the Niagara Falls in North America and the Victoria Falls in Africa, The Iguazu Falls is a network of more than 275 falls covering many acres. The falls lie on the border of Brazil and Argentina and both countries have created national parks around the natural marvel. The falls divide the upper and lower sections of the Iguazu River. The river's course runs over a basaltic plateau or volcanic plain. The falls begin where the lava beneath stopped running. Along the ridge there are many hidden reefs and rocks that divide the river into its many channels and allow for the overall waterfall effect. One of the most famous of the water cataracts is the 'Devil's Throat'. iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveller or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.
Dear reader, I am sure that the Iguazu National Park is among the tourist places where the natural beauty most enchanted me. Even after visiting it for the second time, the excitement is still the same. This majestic park is the most visited in Argentina and is among the three most visited tourist spots in Brazil. It is among the most well-classified tourist sites as World Heritage Site. Just visit it to understand these numbers. Its beauty may not be described through words or photos. It is necessary to be there and feel, to live the essence of that place. Iguazu River is huge, noisy and is characterized by numerous waterfalls which are simply fantastic. In the second half of the book will be presenting to you the bird park that is located in Brazil near the Iguassu National Park. The bird park is a must-see tourist spot for nature lovers. I hope this book can give you an idea of the magic of that place. I hope you can one day visit and share the same opinion.
Iguazú Falls or Iguaçu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine provinceof Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. Together, they make up the largest waterfall system in the world. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the heart of the city of Curitiba. For most of its course, the river flows through Brazil; however, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.The name "Iguazú" comes from the Guarani or Tupi words "y" [ɨ], meaning "water," and "ûasú "[waˈsu], meaning "big." Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to record the existence of the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541.The staircase character of the falls consists of a two-step waterfall formed by three layers of basalt. The steps are 35 and 40 m in height. The columnar basalt rock sequences are part of the 1000 m thick Serra Geral Formation within the Paleozoic-Mesozoic Paraná Basin. The tops of these sequences are characterized by 8-10 m of highly resistant vesicular basalt and the contact between these layers controls the shape of the falls. Headwater erosion rates are estimated at 1.4-2.1 cm/year. The Iguazu Falls are located where the Iguazu River tumbles over the edge of the Paraná Plateau, 23 kilometres (14 mi) upriver from the Iguazu's confluence with the Paraná River.The Iguazu Falls are arranged in a way that resembles a reversed letter "J." The Argentina-Brazil border runs through the Devil's Throat. On the right bank is the Brazilian territory, which is home to more than 95% of the Iguazu River basin but has just over 20% of the jumps of these falls, and the left side jumps are Argentine, which makes up almost 80% of the falls.Two international airports are close to Iguazú Falls: the Argentine Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) and the Brazilian Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU). Bus and taxi services are available from and to the Airport-Falls. Aerolíneas Argentinasand LATAM Argentina have direct flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazu International Airport Krause. Azul, GOL, and LATAM Brasil offer services from main Brazilian cities to Foz do Iguaçu.The Iguazu Falls experience a humid subtropical climate (Cfa, according to the Köppen climate classification) with abundant precipitation and high temperatures year-round.
Iguazu Falls and National Parks at the Brazil-Argentina Border
Author: Frederico Freitas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Today, one-quarter of all the land in Latin America is set apart for nature protection. In Nationalizing Nature, Frederico Freitas uncovers the crucial role played by conservation in the region's territorial development by exploring how Brazil and Argentina used national parks to nationalize borderlands. In the 1930s, Brazil and Argentina created some of their first national parks around the massive Iguazu Falls, shared by the two countries. The parks were designed as tools to attract migrants from their densely populated Atlantic seaboards to a sparsely inhabited borderland. In the 1970s, a change in paradigm led the military regimes in Brazil and Argentina to violently evict settlers from their national parks, highlighting the complicated relationship between authoritarianism and conservation in the Southern Cone. By tracking almost one hundred years of national park history in Latin America's largest countries, Nationalizing Nature shows how conservation policy promoted national programs of frontier development and border control.
Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfall system on earth, is one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you're planning a trip to the Falls, A Comprehensive Guide to Iguazu Falls will help you make the most of your time there. Iguazu falls, located on the boundary between Argentina and Brazil, covers over 900 square miles in two national parks. The sheer number of different activities that are offered in each park, as well as the attractions surrounding the parks, is daunting. A Comprehensive Guide to Iguazu Falls provides detailed maps of the Iguazu area, stunning pictures, transportation options and detailed descriptions of the activities available in the Iguazu region. Additionally the guide will help you get to know and appreciate the history, geology and wildlife of Iguazu region. This book is your indispensable resource when you visit the Falls.
with Side Trips to Iguaz Falls, Gaucho Country & Uruguay
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. The most European of South America's capitals, Buenos Aires charms with its cobbled streets and wrought-iron balconies and dazzles with fast-paced tango dancing, thrilling soccer matches, and a seemingly endless array of eateries and nightclubs. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Major sights such as Parque Tres de Febrero, Calle Museo Caminito, Plaza Dorrego, and Museo Evita · Side Trips from Buenos Aires including Buenos Aires Province, Iguazu Falls, Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, and Punta del Este · Coverage of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Gaucho Country, and Uruguay Planning to visit more of Argentina? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Argentina.
No matter how you spell them - Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguaçu Iguassu Falls - the falls are one of nature's wonders. On this site About.com presents links for tourists traveling to Iguazu Falls which include the following topics: geography, description, maps, background, accommodations, and sightseeing. In English.
I like Iguazu Falls quite much in that it is located in the untouched and natural area - most thick and beautiful forest, Amazon Jungle, in addition to its giant size. In this photo book, I included around 200 photos taken during my five visits to Iguazu Falls from 2007 to 2013.
Dear reader, I am sure that the Iguazu National Park is among the tourist places where the natural beauty most enchanted me. Even after visiting it for the second time, the excitement is still the same. This majestic park is the most visited in Argentina and is among the three most visited tourist spots in Brazil. It is among the most well-classified tourist sites as World Heritage Site. Just visit it to understand these numbers. Its beauty may not be described through words or photos. It is necessary to be there and feel, to live the essence of that place. Iguazu River is huge, noisy and is characterized by numerous waterfalls which are simply fantastic. In the second half of the book will be presenting to you the bird park that is located in Brazil near the Iguassu National Park. The bird park is a must-see tourist spot for nature lovers. Good reading !
Photo book of Iguazu Falls which is located in the bordr of Argentine and Brazil.It is well know as one of the great waterfalls in the world and registered as UNESCO World Heritage.The waterfall is wide span and tremendous amount of water flows from Iguazu River.I saw the water fall from the ground, water boat and helicopter.You can feel the great nature.
Proceedings of the 12th SIDUO Congress, Iguazú Falls, Argentina, 1988
Author: R. Sampaolesi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The 12th Congress of SIDUO took place in Iguazu Falls, Argentina, where participants could enjoy the scenery of the magnificent Falls. The organization was sponsored by the University Department of Oph thalmology, Buenos Aires; the University Department of Ophthalmology, EI Salvador; SAUMB (Socieded Argentina de Ultrasonografia en Medecina y Biologia) and CLEO (Club Latinoamericano de Ecografia OftalmoI6gica). The Honorary President was Professor Horacio Soriano from Buenos Aires. The local organizing committee consisted of the following persons: President Roberto Sampaolesi Vice President Atilio Lombardi Scientific Secretary: Eduardo Mayorga Treasurers Guillermo Iribarren Abelardo Cavatorta We are particularly grateful to Doctor J S Hillmann, Professor K C Ossoinig and Doctor nvf Thijssen, who have helped with their counsel and advice. I would also like to thank our congress secretaries Graciela Massonat and Cristina Taegl for their enormous help in organizing SIDUO XII. To Doctor Javier Cassiraghi and Doctor Walter de Gregory our thanks for their outstanding help in organizing the scientific sessions. Thanks are due to the commercial exhibitors and most of all to our sponsors: Laboratorios Pfoertner Cornealent and Biophysic Medical. Our special thanks to Doctor Tomas Pfoertner for his great administrative expertise and counsel and to Christine Warren from Biophysic for her help in financing these proceedings. The 12th SIDUO thanks for their generous support: Pupilent Plastic Lens Argentina, Grafica SA and Laboratorio Optico Santamarina.
A life worth living is worth recording, and what better place than this journal? These lined pages crave your scribbled notes, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and notions. Fill the lines, remember your life, don't lose your ideas, and keep reaching higher to live the best life you can. It all starts here, folks, but you'll need your own pen or pencil. Write on!
Con la historia economica y geografica de cada una de las provincias. Muestra las maravillas de nuestro pais, con un amplio despliegue de fotografias a todo color, mapas y datos turisticos. En una cuidada edicion con textos bilingues (ingles-castellano).
The Mobile Book (Smartphone Book) contains 74 pictures and 2 maps, Illustrate Argentina trip. Travel to Iguazu Fall and Buenos Aires, visiting Iguazu Fall, Buenos Aires, Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Mayo, May Pyramid, National Congres, Obelisco, Café Tortoni , Tango , Puerto Madero,Frigate Presidente Sarmiento ,Canals in Tigre, La Boca...
Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.
Diary for Your Travel to Iguazu Falls | Personal Diary and Journal with Space for 120 Days
Author: Travel Journals Iguazu Falls
Travel Journal: Iguazu Falls This travel journal with 120 pages is the perfect companion for your next travel! You can write down every experiences you make and bring all the adventures you made on your vacation on paper. Packing list Fill in place, date and more Daily rating of your experiences Up to 120 days Softcover
Journals are a special book to keep track of life miracles and lovely times~ Making a difference in our own lives, watching the miracle of life unfold, and writing about the experience is one of the best things in life.