Aimed at the burgeoning adventure travel market, this book focuses on hikes, treks and walks that explore some of the earth's most spectacular wild places, and particularly natural wonders such as volcanoes, glaciers, unique rock formations, rivers and great lakes. This book is not aimed at expedition-type trekkers. Although some of the places are remote, all have basic visitor infrastructure, with option for a variety of walking trips. Destinations are drawn from all over the world including North America and Asia, with a significant proportion of European destinations.
The Quantum geophysics of Earth which obyesnyat expansion of Earth is created. There is a temporary mass defect of the 1st and 2nd sort which are similar, to a nuclear mass defect, but it is softer (and it isn’t destructive) on the action, and on power is 2—3 orders more powerful. If to create computer model that can be predicted and to precisely count the power and time of eruption of volcanoes and earthquakes.
Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Hawaii, includin Honolulu's urban vibe, Maui's Road to Hana, Kauai's beache and the Big Island 's volcanoes. Our local experts vet every recomendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it' your first trip or your fifth. - Must-see attractions from Pearl Harbor to Napali Coast. - perfect hotels for every budget. - best restaurants to satisfy a range of tastes. - Gorgeous features on hula, luau, lei, snorkeling, and surfing valuable tips on when to go and ways to save. - insider perspective from local experts. - color photos and maps to inspire and guide your trip.
Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship. Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more Highlights the role of science in studying natural disasters and describes the mechanisms responsible for them Features a range of case studies which can be used in conjunction with one another or as standalone examples Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible style suited to undergraduate students or those outside of scientific disciplines Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts
Вулкан – одно из самых грозных и величественных творений природы. Испокон века вулканические извержения сеяли по миру страх, смерть и разрушения. Но люди, пренебрегая опасностями, продолжали жить рядом с вулканами, пытаясь понять и предсказать их поведение. Эта книга рассказывает о вулканах Камчатки. Действующих и потухших, молодых и старых, смертоносных и миролюбивых. Об их уникальном разнообразии, богатой истории, сложном характере и незабываемой красоте. Ведущая роль в этом рассказе принадлежит фотографиям. Они были сделаны в разное время, на разных маршрутах, разными по возрасту и профессиональной подготовке людьми. Наиболее редкие, информативные и выразительные снимки вошли в книгу. Текст, дополнивший фотографии, включает в себя как строгие научные данные, так и яркие, порой драматические, воспоминания, которыми поделились вулканологи. Не подлежит сомнению, что создание этой книги не было бы возможным без дружеского участия целого ряда неравнодушных к Камчатке людей. Именно им и выражает свою признательность автор.
Sebastiao Salgado is one the most respected photojournalists working today, his reputation forged by decades of dedication and powerful black-and-white images of dispossessed and distressed people taken in places where most wouldn't dare to go. Although he has photographed throughout South America and around the globe, his work most heavily concentrates on Africa, where he has shot more than 40 reportage works over a period of 30 years. From the Dinka tribes in Sudan and the Himba in Namibia to gorillas and volcanoes in the lakes region to displaced peoples throughout the continent, Salgado shows us all facets of African life today. Whether he's documenting refugees or vast landscapes, Salgado knows exactly how to grab the essence of a moment so that when one sees his images one is involuntarily drawn into them. His images artfully teach us the disastrous effects of war, poverty, disease, and hostile climatic conditions. This book brings together Salgado's photos of Africa in three parts. The first concentrates on the southern part of the continent (Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia), the second on the Great Lakes region (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya), and the third on the Sub-Saharan region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Ethiopia). Texts are provided by renowned Mozambique novelist Mia Couto, who describes how today's Africa reflects the effects of colonization as well as the consequences of economic, social, and environmental crises. This stunning book is not only a sweeping document of Africa but an homage to the continent's history, people, and natural phenomena. Издание на английском, немецком и французском языках. Формат: 36 см х 26 см.
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. Geotrekking in Southeastern Arabia presents the world’s most diverse geology and reveals some of the unique rocks that were once covered under shallow seas and are now sub-aerially exposed. This guidebook describes various routes that leads to specific locations for viewing the distinctive and world class geology of the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Each route includes specific directions, satellite images, illustrations, and explanations that can help with locating the outstanding geology of the area. Certain sites preseve the world class ophiolites – a section of the Earth's oceanic curst and the underlying upper mantle that has been uplifted and exposed above sea level and often emplaced onto continental crustal rocks, a unique process of the Earth described by plate tectonics. Some salient features of this guidebook include: – UAE and Oman are situated in the south east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, which is very well known for its vast reserves of oil and natural gas, hence this book is of great interest to exploration geologists – Mountains of the UAE and Oman are the world’s largest and best preserved ophiolite – a slice of the deep ocean crust that has been forced by tectonic forces onto a continental crust – Within the mountains of these regions are sections of the deep Earth, rarely exposed anywhere – pieces of the Earth’s underlying mantle and the lower parts of its oceanic crust – Other characteristic features include deep sea sediments and volcanic rocks that were erupted by submarine volcanoes – Among mineral ores, cpper deposits were commonly formed at ancient, deep sea, hydrothermal vents – Some of the groundwater flowing out of ophiolite rocks reacts with the atmosphere to precipitate calcite and form vast pools of water that appear as blue swimming pools – The shallow land and high evaporation conditions in the western region of the UAE forms giant, salt-lined mudcracks and the growth of gypsum clusters called “desert roses” – Stromatolites, colonies of cyanobacteria that are probably some of the oldest living species on Earth are also very common in this region – Some dunes in UAE rise upto 160 m above evaporative salt plains – Rare occurrence of 100 million-year-old pillow lavas, which form underwater, uniquely preserved as if they erupted yesterday – Many other geologic marvels exist in a region known more for its oil and gas geology