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Walks And Climbs In The Pyrenees

Author : Kev Reynolds
ISBN : 9781783627196
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Essential guidebook of walks and climbs in the Pyrenees, one of Europe's finest mountain ranges. The guide includes 170 day walks, multi-day walks, climbing routes and mountaineering ascents, and covers all valleys and peaks on both sides of the border with France and Spain, with through routes and peaks to bag. The guidebook divides the range into 21 sections, including Andorra, the Ordesa National Park, the Carlit Massif, Gavarnie and the Cirque du Lescun to name a few. Each area includes practical information on travel, accommodation and mountain refuges, as well sketch mapping. Between short, half-hour walks, to 12-day treks and 25 summits, this guidebook will help any walker, climber or trekker experience the best of the Pyrenees. There are exquisite valleys and passes to wander and summits of 3000m and more within the reach of most hill walkers. The landscape is full of diversity and contrast, with Alpine-style peaks, small glaciers, deep gorges and more than 1000 mountain lakes.
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Social And Ecological History Of The Pyrenees

Author : Ismael Vaccaro
ISBN : 9781315420080
Genre : Social Science
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This major work of historical ecology advances the integration of research on environmental and social systems, contributing important lessons for contemporary natural resource policy and management. A diverse, international region, the Pyrenees has been characterized as a quintessential example of rural areas across Europe and North America. The authors use qualitative and quantitative methods from economics, history, anthropology, and ecological science to integrate human agency and ecology across a landscape that moved from agricultural and pastoral production to industrialization, then experienced acute depopulation, and now is becoming a focus of conservation and tourism. The book shows how today’s most pressing resource policy challenges are best illuminated by this broad, long-term understanding of humans and landscapes.
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The Rough Guide To The Pyrenees

Author : Marc Dubin
ISBN : 1843531968
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to the Pyrenees is the only guidebook available to the entire region, covering both the French and Spanish sides of this spectacular region, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. A full-colour section introduces the author''s pick of the attractions, from relaxing in the picturesque spa towns to watching the Tour de France wind up the mountains. There are detailed listings of the best places to eat, drink and stay, from boutique hotels in Biarritz to the most remote mountain refuges. For the outdoor enthusiast there are exhaustive accounts of the walking and climbing routes available and information on the host of other activities available, including skiing, paragliding, rafting, cycling and horse riding. There is also expansive coverage of all the cultural highlights including the prehistoric cave art at Ariege and an accesible history of the region from prehistory to the current day.
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Eastern Pyrenees Footprint Focus Guide

Author : Mary-Ann Gallagher
ISBN : 9781909268074
Genre : Travel
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An amalgamation of many cultures, the Eastern Pyrenees is a fantastic region to visit. From towering mountainscapes in Aragón, to the exotic buzz of Perpignan, to the proud Catalan capital, Barcelona; the Eastern Pyrenees truly offer something for everyone. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this vibrant region of Europe. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around the Eastern Pyrenees. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from hot-air balloon rides to astounding architecture. • Detailed maps for the key destinations in the Eastern Pyrenees. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Eastern Pyrenees (includes Barcelona & Perpignan) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of Europe’s most dynamic regions.
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Author : Roger Büdeler
ISBN : 376334828X
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The Eastern Pyrenees belong to the most spectacular landscapes in south-western Europe. This walking guide presents the many varied opportunities on offer to hikers and mountaineers on the south side of the Pyrenean central ridge in Spain and Andorra. The scenic highlights of this region are almost unlimited - Val d'Aran, Sierra de Cadi, Vall Ferrera, Andorra, Val de Núria and especially the famous Aigüestortes i Estany de St. Maurici National Park are of special interest to nature lovers. Fabulous destinations for walks are to be found everywhere and mountain enthusiasts will be attracted to the steep limestone rock faces and granite peaks, the alpine pastures and luxuriant slopes blooming with flowers, the raging streams and countless mountain lakes. There are 50 walks selected in this guide that do justice to all the faces of this unique landscape and also take into account the various needs and capabilities of the hiker. Roger Büdeler, who has already written the Pyrenees 1 und 2 walking guides, also acquaints you in this third volume with the finest walks with detailed route descriptions from his adopted homeland. There is a map included with every walk and useful information concerning the starting point, grade, walking times and, of course, eating places and accommodation. Numerous photos display the Pyrenean mountain landscape in all its diversity.


Author : Barry Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004394404
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Alpine Biodiversity In Europe

Author : Laszlo Nagy
ISBN : 3540001085
Genre : Science
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The United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, spawned a multitude of pro grammes aimed at assessing, managing and conserving the earth's biological diversity. One important issue addressed at the conference was the mountain environment. A specific feature of high mountains is the so-called alpine zone, i. e. the treeless regions at the uppermost reaches. Though covering only a very small proportion of the land surface, the alpine zone contains a rela tively large number of plants, animals, fungi and microbes which are specifi cally adapted to cold environments. This zone contributes fundamentally to the planet's biodiversity and provides many resources for mountain dwelling as well as lowland people. However, rapid and largely man-made changes are affecting mountain ecosystems, such as soil erosion, losses of habitat and genetic diversity, and climate change, all of which have to be addressed. As stated in the European Community Biodiversity Strategy, "the global scale of biodiversity reduction or losses and the interdependence of different species and ecosystems across national borders demands concerted international action". Managing biodiversity in a rational and sustainable way needs basic knowledge on its qualitative and quantitative aspects at local, regional and global scales. This is particularly true for mountains, which are distributed throughout the world and are indeed hot spots of biodiversity in absolute terms as well as relative to the surrounding lowlands.
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Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156792681
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 46. Chapters: Andorra, Val d'Aran, Cerdanya, Benasque, Geology of the Pyrenees, Aig estortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, Vall de N ria Rack Railway, Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, Jaca, Soldeu, List of Pyrenean three-thousanders, GR 10, Pyrenean Ibex, Jacetania, La Mongie, Canfranc, N ouvielle massif, Betic corridor, Pyr n es National Park, Baqueira-Beret, Cauterets, Pyrenean Chamois, Sallent de G llego, Hautacam, Candanch, Formigal, La Molina, Cerler, Panticosa-Los Lagos, Villan a, Ast n, GR 11, Ranunculus glacialis, Pyrenean Desman, Haute Randonn e Pyr n enne, Alp 2500, High Aragon, Hiking in the Pyr n es-Orientales, Urkulu, Gavarnie, Ordesa Valley, Chemin de la M ture, Masella, Cirque d'Estaub, Arize, Cirque de Gavarnie, Tena Valley, Gavarnie Falls, Spanish Pyrenees, French Pyrenees, Ax 3 Domaines. Excerpt: The Pyrenees form part of the huge alpine orogenic system. This 430 kilometre long, roughly east-west striking, intracontinental mountain chain divides France, Spain, and Andorra. It has an extended, polycyclic geological evolution dating back to the Precambrian. The chain's present configuration is due to the collision between the microcontinent Iberia and the southwestern promontory of the European Plate (i.e. Southern France). The two continents were approaching each other since the onset of the Upper Cretaceous (Albian/Cenomanian) about 100 million years ago and were consequently colliding during the Paleogene (Eocene/Oligocene) 55 to 25 million years ago. After its uplift, the chain experienced intense erosion and isostatic readjustments. A cross-section through the chain shows an asymmetric flower-like structure with steeper dips on the French side. The Pyrenees are not solely the result of compressional forces, but also show an important sinistral shearing. The Pyrenees sensu stricto stretch in a...
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Pau Pyrenees Region

Author : Robin Gauldie
ISBN : 1904895042
Genre : Pau (France)
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Category: Pau (France)