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Miracle In The Andes

Author : Nando Parrado
ISBN : 9781400097692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A survivor of the horrific 1972 plane crash that stranded his rugby team in the Andes for seventy-two days provides his account of the ordeal and of his desperate expedition across seventy miles of frozen wilderness to find help.

The Andes

Author : John Biggar
ISBN : 0953608727
Genre : Andes
File Size : 27. 69 MB
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A comprehensive climbing guide to the mountains of The Andes, from Venezuela to Tierra Del Fuego. It features route descriptions for over 300 peaks with over half illustrated by a photo-diagram and full colour maps.


Author : Michael Jacobs
ISBN : 9781582438818
Genre : History
File Size : 83. 19 MB
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For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that “everything here is grander and more majestic than in the Swiss Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Apennines, and all other mountains I have known.” Rivaled in height only by the Himalayas and stretching more than 4,500 miles, the sheer immensity of the Andes is matched by its concentration of radically contrasting scenery and climates, and the rich and diverse cultures of the people who live there. In this remarkable book, travel writer Michael Jacobs journeys across seven different countries, from the balmy Caribbean to the inhospitable islands of the Tierra del Fuego, through the relics of ancient civilizations and the remnants of colonial rule, retracing the footsteps of previous travelers. His route begins in Venezuela, following the path of the great nineteenth-century revolutionary Simón Bolívar, but soon diverges to include accounts from sources as varied as Humboldt, the young Charles Darwin, and Bolívar’s extraordinary and courageous mistress, Manuela Saenz. On his way, Jacobs uncovers the stories of those who have shared his fascination and discovers the secrets of a region steeped in history, science, and myth.

The Languages Of The Andes

Author : Willem F. H. Adelaar
ISBN : 113945112X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Andean and Pacific regions of South America are home to a remarkable variety of languages and language families, with a range of typological differences. This linguistic diversity results from a complex historical background, comprising periods of greater communication between different peoples and languages, and periods of fragmentation and individual development. The Languages of the Andes documents in a single volume the indigenous languages spoken and formerly spoken in this linguistically rich region, as well as in adjacent areas. Grouping the languages into different cultural spheres, it describes their characteristics in terms of language typology, language contact, and the social perspectives of present-day languages. The authors provide both historical and contemporary information, and illustrate the languages with detailed grammatical sketches. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will be a valuable source for students and scholars of linguistics and anthropology alike.

Plant Hunters In The Andes

Author : Thomas Harper Goodspeed
Genre : Andes
File Size : 78. 85 MB
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The Andes And The Amazon Or Across The Continent Of South America

Author : James Orton
ISBN : PRNC:32101072339797
Genre : Amazon River
File Size : 77. 75 MB
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The Potato Treasure Of The Andes

Author : Christine Graves
ISBN : 9290602058
Genre : Indians of South America
File Size : 25. 36 MB
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The Andes In Focus

Author : Russell Crandall
ISBN : 158826307X
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 78. 11 MB
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How can a region roiled by political strife, civil war, illicit drug trafficking, and dismal economic performance achieve political stability and support economic growth? The Andes in Focus addresses this question with an in-depth look at the complex factors underlying the present volatile situation. The authors offer detailed analyses of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as examinations of U.S. policies with regard to the Andes. The result is a detailed but accessible study of current political, economic, and security issues in a beleaguered region.

The Andes

Author : Cathy Biggar
ISBN : 0953608719
Genre : Andes
File Size : 80. 36 MB
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The first comprehensive trekking guide to the Andes. Includes descriptions for over 30 of the most popular treks plus many interesting day walks in all 7 countries the mountain chain of the Andes. The guidebook contains descriptions for 33 main treks Every trek included has a sketch map of the area and a trek profile indicating heights. Each trek is graded and summarised for duration, distance, total ascent and highest point. There is an introductory chapter on trekking in the Andes comparing the different areas and giving advice on planning a trek, and general travel advice for South America. Each area chapter also has a brief introduction giving details of climate and travel. Important towns for accessing the treks are described, concentrating on information relevant to the trekker. Appendices include flora and fauna information and a glossary of Spanish/English terms relevant to trekkers.

Geology Of The Andes And Its Relation To Hydrocarbon And Mineral Resources

Author : George Edward Ericksen
ISBN : 0933687125
Genre : Science
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