A Geographical Portrait Axel Borsdorf, Christoph Stadel ... m 2,000 2,900 m Pass 2,750 m Ocros 3,100 m Rio Rampas 2,000 m comparative size: 1,000 ...
Author: Axel Borsdorf
The Andes are attracting global interest again: they hold valuable mineral resources, tourists appreciate their great natural beauty and the diversity of indigenous cultures, climbers scale rock and ice faces, while many others are intrigued by regional political developments, such as the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela or the almost unfettered hegemony of the neoliberal economic model in Chile. This volume is the first attempt for decades to present a complete overview of the longest mountain chain on the planet – a region of remarkable climatic, floristic and geologic diversity, where advanced civilization developed well before the arrival of the Spanish. Today the Andes continue to be characterized by their ethnic, demographic, cultural and economic diversity, as well as by the disparity of local socioeconomic groups. The Andean countries pursue a wide range of approaches to tackle the challenges of making the best use of their natural and cultural potential without damaging their ecological basis, as well as to overcome economic disparity and foster social cohesion. This book provides insights into this unique region and its most pressing issues, complemented by a wealth of pictures and comprehensive diagrams, which, in sum, help to better understand these fascinating mountains.
Southwards, roadsrun up to theBrenner Pass and Italy. ... converge at the Grossglockner, the highest point in Austria at 3,797 metres (12,460ft).
Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Insight Guide Western Europe is an inspiring overview of the rich and varied continent of Europe - with its beautiful photos, full-colour maps, and wealth of fascinating information, this guide is the ideal one stop-shop for a visit to Europe. Entire chapters are devoted to the main cities of each country, so Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Athens, Rome, Venice, Florence, Brussels, Vienna and Lisbon are all covered in detail. Separate chapters cover the rest of each country. Magazine-style colour spreads give you an insight into Europe's unique culture, such as classic railway journeys, its best art galleries, buildings, iconic designs, wildlife, and much more. Brand new features on Europe's history are an absorbing read and provide the perfect backdrop to your visit. The 'Best of' section illustrates all the top attractions in Western Europe, from Spain's Alhambra to the beaches of Greece. The beautiful photos will inspire you, while the travel tips give you all the essential information you need to plan the perfect trip, from how much to tip to how to get around with ease.
Whatever people thought about her climbing costume, the studio portrait ... Even Grossglockner, the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass, ...
Author: Hannah Kimberley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suffragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way. Peck gained fame in 1895 when she first climbed the Matterhorn at the age of forty-five – not for her daring alpine feat, but because she climbed wearing pants. Fifteen years later, she was the first climber ever to conquer Mount Huascarán (21,831 feet) in Peru. In 1911, just before her sixtieth birthday, she entered a race with Hiram Bingham (the model for Indiana Jones) to climb Mount Coropuna. A Woman’s Place Is at the Top: The Biography of Annie Smith Peck is the first full length work about this incredible woman who single-handedly carved her place on the map of mountain climbing and international relations. Peck marched in suffrage parades and became a political speaker and writer before women had the right to vote. She was a propagandist, an expert on North-South American relations, and an author and lecturer contracted to speak as an authority on multinational industry and commerce before anyone had ever thought to appoint a woman as a diplomat. With unprecedented access to Peck’s original letters, artifacts, and ephemera, Hannah Kimberley brings Peck’s entire life to the page for the first time, giving Peck her rightful place in history.
... Giovanni 245 Ludwig III, King of Bavaria 228 Lueg Pass 229 Luggage, ... (Vienna) 89 Makartplatz (Salzburg) 218 Portrait of Hanna Klinkosch 33 Malta, ...
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The DK Eyewitness Austria Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Austria effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Austria Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
Portrait of Hanna Klinkosch 33 statue of 101 Mammuthöhle 213 Mamolo, ... 234–5 Graz 164–5 Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse 284–5 Hohe Tauern National Park ...
Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Austria effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Austria showing you what others only tell you.
... King of Bavaria 224 Lueg Pass 225 Luggage, rail travel 367 Lünersee 235, ... 85 Makartplatz (Salzburg) 214 Portrait of Hanna Klinkosch 29 Malta, ...
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Austria gives you the complete and detailed overview of this beautiful country. You can explore all the museums, churches, cafes, vineyards, theatres, lakes, music, architecture, skiing and much more. Tips and advice on getting around make exploring the country effortless. The guide comes packed with photographs, illustrations and maps plus reviews and listings for hotels, restaurants and bars for all budgets. Visiting Austria becomes a lot easier with the cutaways and floorplans of all major sights, plus walks, scenic routes and thematic tours, with sights, markets and festivals listed town by town. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Austria - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS Mountain High is a book for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs looking for the world's greatest cycle challenge.
Author: Daniel Friebe
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS Mountain High is a book for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs looking for the world's greatest cycle challenge. Packed with practical route information and advice on each climb, Daniel Friebe's beautifully written text explains why each mountain pass merits inclusion in the top 50 with superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling's legendary riders or the sheer endeavour and exhilaration of reaching the summit. With over 250 specially commissioned photographs taken by specialist cycling photographer Pete Goding, this really is the ultimate guide to Europe's 50 best climbs. Featured rides include: Tour de France icons Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col de l'Izoard and Col du Tourmalet; the Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo and other sacred summits from the Giro d'Italia; plus Spain's formidable Alto de l'Angliru, Austria's Grossglockner and forty more mountain legends.
Right : A portrait of Placidus a Spescha , a humble monk from the abbey ... Markus Pernhart ( 1824-1871 ) , Grossglockner Seen from Hohenwartscharte.
Author: Roger Frison-Roche
Beginning with the first conquest of the Alps in the eighteenth century, the drive to scale the world's tallest peaks has inspired generations of amateur and professional climbers and explorers. In breathtaking illustrations and an exciting, accessible text, Roger Frison-Roche and Sylvain Jouty bring the history of mountain climbing vividly to life. Supplemented by biographies of fifty of the world's most celebrated mountain climbers and a detailed chronology, this thrilling chronicle of the triumphs and defeats that have marked the history of the sport will appeal to mountain-climbing enthusiasts and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Author: Michelin Travel PublicationsPublish On: 2000
Beyond the ice rink , pass under the motorway and turn left onto the ... The upper castle houses an exhibition of portraits , furniture , frescoes and ...
Author: Michelin Travel Publications
Publisher: Michelin Italiana
The western edge of the Asian land-mass, the smallest of the continents, the old continent is many worlds in one. From the arid hillsides of Spain to the icy solitudes of the Far north, or Iceland where ice and fire have existed side-by-side since the dawn of time, Europe offers a unique range of natural settings. The sandy or rocky coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, the high peaks of the Alps, the volcanoes of the Auvergne or Italy, great plains such as the Hungarian Puzsta, immense forests such as the Black Forest of Germany- Europe is all of these.
fodor's Austria""Fodor's guides cover culture authoritatively and rarely miss a sight or museum."" - National Geographic Traveler ""The king of guidebooks."" - Newsweek No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. Color planning sections help you decide where to go with region-by-region virtual tours and cross-referencing to the main text. Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Full-size, foldout map keeps you on course.