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.
Bolivia attracts tourists and scholars from all over the world. The country is landlocked in the heart of South America, scenically breathtaking and immensely rich in natural resources but plagued by a history of political instability, military dictatorship, and rampant inflation. The last few years, however, have seen dramatic changes as Bolivia has returned to democracy, and introduced bold new measures to rescue the economy, attract foreign investment, and raise living standards in its multi-ethnic society. This new edition of the bibliography records developments underway since the mid-1980s as well as the problems that remain, not least those of illegal coca cultivation, cocaine-trafficking, and widespread poverty. The 1,005 critical, annotated entries, drawn mainly from English-language sources, cover all major aspects of Bolivia, including its landscapes, wild life, resources, history (from prehistory to the present), politics, finance, employment, trade unions, foreign relations, agriculture, mining, religion, the arts, music, film, folk culture, rural and urban society, and gender issues. Together, they provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive bibliographic reference available on Bolivia. The volume will be of value to policy makers, business people, economists, educators, conservationists, medical staff, social workers, librarians, and researchers in both the sciences and the humanities. It will also assist tourists and travellers, as well as general readers intrigued to know and understand more about this land.
Designed to be used while you're on the go. This work contains all the practical travel information you need - places to stay and eat, tourist information resources, travel advice, emergency contacts, and more - plus condensed sections on history and geography that give you background knowledge of the destination.