The only English-language climbing guide available to Bolivia's mountains, this is also the first to cover all four of its ranges. Major and alternative routes on 37 peaks are thoroughly described and are accompanied by clear topographic maps and photographs. Includes a short history of climbing in Bolivia.
* Covers routes on twenty mountains, half of them more than 5,000 meters (16,405 feet) * Illustrated with 25 photographs, 17 maps, and 24 topos * Includes background on Ecuador's history and geology Ecuador is about as perfect a climbing destination as any in the world. Besides having two climbing seasons -- June through August and December through February -- Ecuador offers an established local climbing community, plenty of equipment shops and available supplies, easy physical access to its peaks, and a relatively low-cost and hassle-free climbing experience. For climbers seeking ideal, high-altitude practice after learning to snow and ice climb in the Rockies and Alps, this is the place. Ecuador: A Climbing Guide is a straightforward guide to twenty of the country's major peaks, including the volcanic Big 10. Well-illustrated, this guide also provides you with advice on preparations, local transportation, supplies, climbing resources, and health tips.
"An excellent addition to the Adventure Guide series, packed with detail, from where to stay and eat, to where to shop for local crafts and how to enjoy historic sites. This guide surveys the wildlife and outdoor opportunities of the country, which range from tropical jungle to high plains deserts. Hiking and viewing opportunities blend with cultural insights. Highly recommended."--The Midwest Book Review. A country with a smorgasbord of landscapes, Bolivia is a unique destination. Tropical jungles in the Amazon Basin give way to beautiful deserts in the altiplano. The Andes, with four of the world's highest peaks, offer some of the best hiking, climbing and caving on earth. Water covers 14 per cent of the country's territory, including stunning Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Throughout, Bolivia is sprinkled with ruins of pre-Inca civilizations ripe for exploration.
Author: Mark Bowen
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2006-10-03
"One of the best books yet published on climate change . . . The best compact history of the science of global warming I have read."—Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books The world's premier climatologist, Lonnie Thompson has been risking his career and life on the highest and most remote ice caps along the equator, in search of clues to the history of climate change. His most innovative work has taken place on these mountain glaciers, where he collects ice cores that provide detailed information about climate history, reaching back 750,000 years. To gather significant data Thompson has spent more time in the death zone—the environment above eighteen thousand feet—than any man who has ever lived. Scientist and expert climber Mark Bowen joined Thompson's crew on several expeditions; his exciting and brilliantly detailed narrative takes the reader deep inside retreating glaciers from China, across South America, and to Africa to unravel the mysteries of climate. Most important, we learn what Thompson's hard-won data reveals about global warming, the past, and the earth's probable future.
Author: Zvia Breznitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-12-22
Brain Research in Language addresses important neurological issues involved in reading. The reading process is a highly composite cognitive task, which relies on brain systems that were originally devoted to other functions. The majority of studies in this area have used behavioral methodologies. This book presents data obtained from studies employing behavioral, electrophysiological and imaging methodologies focusing on the regular reading process and the dyslexic population.
Author: Victoria Aarons
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Release Date: 2015-01-05
Genre: Literary Collections
The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was founded by the family of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported by the University of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. It is given annually to an American writer, preferably early in his or her career, whose fiction is considered significant for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who have all served as judges for the award, present vital, original, and wide-ranging fiction by writers whose work has been considered or selected for the award. The resulting collection highlights the exemplary place of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mix of stories and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints selections of short fiction from such well-known writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Julie Orringer, and Nicole Krauss. The first half of the anthology presents pieces by winners of the Wallant award, focusing on the best work of recent winners. The New Diaspora’s second half reflects the evolving landscape of American Jewish fiction over the last fifty years, as many authors working in America are not American by birth, and their fiction has become more experimental in nature. Pieces in this section represent authors with roots all over the world—including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This collection offers an expanded canon of Jewish writing in North America and foregrounds a vision of its variety, its uniqueness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving perspectives on Jewish life. It celebrates the continuing vitality and fresh visions of contemporary Jewish writing, even as it highlights its debt to history and embrace of collective memory. Readers of contemporary American fiction and Jewish cultural history will find The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging.
Author: Alexander Battler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-06-26
Regenerative medicine – stem cell and gene-based therapy – offers a new approach for restoring function of damaged organs and tissues. This is the first book to cover the major new aspects and field of regenerative medicine. This title is therefore a timely addition to the literature. It brings together the major approaches to regenerative medicine in one text, which ensures that techniques learnt in one discipline are disseminated across other areas of medicine.
Un chapitre dédié au plein air vous indique où faire de la randonnée, du vélo et où voir des animaux sauvages. Nos cahiers photos en couleurs vous indiquent les expériences immanquables de Bolivie. Un cahier pratique conçu pour aider au mieux les voyageurs à planifier leur voyage. Des informations sur le voyage responsable avec un index eco touristique inclus. Un guide qui vous mène hors des circuits touristiques, en dehors des sentiers battus, pour découvrir le cœur de la Bolivie.
Le premier topo d’alpinisme couvrant l’ensemble de la cordillère des Andes, du Venezuela à la Patagonie et la Terre de Feu Quel amateur de montagne n’a rêvé de découvrir un jour l’Amérique du Sud par ses plus belles montagnes? Destiné aux alpinistes et aux randonneurs, la collection « Les Andes, guide d’alpinisme » reprend tous les sommets de plus de 6000 mètres d’altitude, les 5000 les plus importants et les principales montagnes de Patagonie et de Terre de Feu, sans oublier les principaux sites d’escalade et de bloc. Au total, plus de 400 sommets décrits en détail, avec des milliers d’informations uniques ainsi que de nombreuses cartes et photos. De l’océan Pacifique aux confins de l’Altiplano, des grandes parois aux volcans les plus faciles, de la montagne la plus proche à la cordillère la plus reculée, vous trouverez dans ce guide le sommet de vos rêves pour préparer et réaliser un voyage inoubliable ! Dans ce tome, retrouvez toutes les informations concernant la Bolivie. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Instructeur de montagne professionnel, John Biggar grimpe régulièrement dans les Andes depuis une quinzaine d’années. Lorsqu’il n’est pas en Amérique du Sud, il vit à Castle Douglas en Écosse où il dirige ANDES, une agence de voyages spécialisée en trekking, alpinisme et ski dans les Andes.
Author: Assaf Gavron
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Mordantly funny and deeply moving, this award-winning novel about life in a West Bank settlement has been hailed as “brilliant” (The New York Times Book Review) and “The Great Israeli Novel [in which] Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen” (Tablet). On a rocky hilltop stands Ma’aleh Hermesh C, a fledgling outpost of Jewish settlers in the West Bank. According to government records it doesn’t exist; according to the military it must be defended. On this contested land, Othniel Assis—under the wary gaze of the Palestinians in the neighboring village—lives on his farm with his ever-expanding family. As Othniel cheerfully manipulates government agencies, more settlers arrive, and a hodge-podge of shipping containers and mobile homes takes root. One steadfast resident is Gabi Kupper, a former kibbutz dweller who savors the delicate routines of life on the settlement. When Gabi’s prodigal brother, Roni, arrives penniless on his doorstep with a bizarre plan to sell the “artisanal” olive oil from the Palestinian village to Tel Aviv yuppies, Gabi worries his life won’t stay quiet for long. Then a nosy American journalist stumbles into Ma’aleh Hermesh C, and Gabi’s worst fears are confirmed. The settlement becomes the focus of an international diplomatic scandal, facing its greatest threat yet. This “indispensable novel” (The Wall Street Journal) skewers the complex, often absurd reality of life in Israel. Grappling with one of the most charged geo-political issues of our time, “Gavron’s story gains a foothold in our hearts and minds and stubbornly refuses to leave” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).