Natural History of Tenerife

Author: Philip Ashmole

Publisher: Whittles

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 416

View: 547

An authoritative and lavishly illustrated account of the nature of Tenerife which is a truly essential book for local naturalists and those visiting Tenerife. It provides full information on the birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and dragonflies of the island and explains the geological, evolutionary and ecological processes that gave rise to the modern island with its unique flora and fauna.
NATURE

Natural History of Tenerife

Author: Myrtle Ashmole

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: NATURE

Page:

View: 678

An authoritative and lavishly illustrated account of the nature of Tenerife which is a truly essential book for local naturalists and those visiting Tenerife. It provides full information on the birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and dragonflies of the island and explains the geological, evolutionary and ecological processes that gave rise to the modern island with its unique flora and fauna.
Travel

Tenerife. Ediz. Inglese

Author: Pierluigi Scialdone

Publisher: Casa Editrice Bonechi

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 96

View: 697

With exhaustive information, superb full-colour photography, and detailed illustrations and accurate maps, the New Millennium Collection is perfect for those who want to know more about the history and art of the regions, cities, and monuments they visit
Psychology

A History of Modern Psychology

Author: Per Saugstad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page:

View: 900

A History of Modern Psychology provides students with an engaging, comprehensive, and global history of psychological science, from the birth of the field to the present. It examines the attempts to establish psychology as a science in several countries and epochs. The text expertly draws on a vast knowledge of the field in the United States, England, Germany, France, Russia, and Scandinavia, as well as on author Per Saugstad's keen study of neighboring sciences, including physiology, evolutionary biology, psychiatry, and neurology. Offering a unique global perspective on the development of psychology as an empirical science, this text is an ideal introduction to the field for students and other readers interested in the history of modern psychology.
History

The Canary Islands

Author: Peter Stone

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 367

The seven volcanic Canary Islands that bask in the Atlantic off shore from the north-west African coast have long had legendary connotations. To the Greeks they were the Gardens of the Hesperides, blessed with a perennial spring-like climate, while the Carthaginians christened them the Purple Isles on account of the rich dye material they obtained there. Inhabitants have ranged from the early Berber-descended Guanches, of whom cultural traces still remain, to the rich blend of European and Latin peoples that evolved after the Spanish conquest in the fifteenth-century. Famous visitors have included Columbus, Humboldt and General Franco, who famously flew from Gran Canaria in a (British-piloted) Dragon Rapide in 1936 to launch Spains Civil War. In todays cosmopolitan capitals of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spanish colonial-era buildings merge with modern centers equipped with sophisticated amenities. For vacationers tiny ecologically-oriented havens like Gomera vie with big brash tourist resorts like Playa del Ingls and Playa de las Americas, todays major money-makers after the brief trade boom of yesteryear. Peter Stone explores the fascinating history and culture of this archipelago, where nature and geology provide a spectacular setting for todays tourism industry.
Political Science

Globally Threatened Birds in Europe

Author: Borja Heredia

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 386

Of some 10000 bird species in the world, 514 are to be found in Europe. Of these, twenty-six European species are globally threatened & risk extinction if their populations are not actively built up. This series of action plans for Europe's most threatened species is the result of a joint project carried out by BirdLife International, in collaboration with Wetlands International, involving over 370 experts in almost every European country. This book will be of interest to conservationists at both national & local level, educators & all those interested in the conservation of Europe's bird heritage.
Science

The History of Geoconservation

Author: Cynthia V. Burek

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 897

This book is the first to describe the history of geoconservation. It draws on experience from the UK, Europe and further afield, to explore topics including: what is geoconservation; where, when and how did it start; who was responsible; and how has it differed across the world? Geological and geomorphological features, processes, sites and specimens, provide a resource of immense scientific and educational importance. They also form the foundation for the varied and spectacular landscapes that help define national and local identity as well as many of the great tourism destinations. Mankind's activities, including contributing to enhanced climate change, pose many threats to this resource: the importance of safeguarding and managing it for future generations is now widely accepted as part of sustainable development. Geoconservation is an established and growing activity across the world, with more participants and a greater profile than ever before. This volume highlights a history of challenges, set-backs, successes and visionary individuals and provides a sound basis for taking geoconservation into the future.

TENERIFE Tall Tales

Author: Tony Thorne MBE

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 128

View: 507

A collection of speculative tales set in and around the beautiful Canary Island of Tenerife
Travel

The Rough Guide to Tenerife Directions

Author: Christian Williams

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 686

Tenerife and La Gomera Directions gives you the best the islands have to offer - from the finest beaches to the pick of the hotels and bars. The "Ideas'' section is bursting with things to do – from cultural highlights to romantic hideaways and from outdoor activities to late night bars. The "Places" section is all you need to explore the island, with every attraction, walk, restaurant, bar and beach given a lively and opinionated write-up and organised by geographical area so you always know what''s immediately around you and what''s worth making a special trip to see. All the listings are referenced to easy-to-use maps pinpointing their location and are complimented by hundreds of specially commissioned photos.
Nature

Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands

Author: John Bowler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 338

This beautifully illustrated photographic field guide is the first to focus on the identification of the fascinating, diverse and unique wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands--featuring the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are most likely to be seen. Richly illustrated introductory sections cover the key wildlife sites to visit on each of the islands and provide an overview of the islands' geography, climate, habitat types and current conservation efforts. Stunning colour photographs highlight the key identification features of each species, and the accompanying text covers status, habitat preference, behaviour and, where appropriate, calls. The guide also features an up-to-date distribution map for each species. Complete with an attractive, user-friendly design, this is a must-have guide for all visitors to these magical islands. A beautifully designed and illustrated photographic field guide to the wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands Highlights the islands' unique native species and their conservation status Covers all birds, land and marine mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are likely to be seen Features richly illustrated introductory sections on key sites to visit on each of the islands, covering their geography, climate, habitats and conservation Includes distribution maps for all species, as well as information on occurrence, status, habitat preference, behaviour and calls
History

The History of Alquerque-12. Spain and France. Volume I.

Author: Govert Westerveld

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 661

Scholars did not consider it necessary to grant Spain the honour of being the creative country of the game of draughts and of the new modality in the chess game with the new dama. Both the alquerque-3 as the alquerque-9 games were known in Roman times. Completely different is the situation for the alquerque-12 game. It is said that the alquerque has its origin in Egypt. Perhaps this is the case for the alquerque-3 and alquerque-9 games, but never for alquerque-12 game. Some authors claim that the alquerque-12 game is a Greek or Roman game, but the great expert of these games, Dr. Ulrich Schadler, discards it. This book is the first proof that the alquerque-12 game was not popular at all in France, but much more in Spain, where the new chess game and draughts game were invented.
Social Science

An Archaeology of the Margins

Author: A. José Farrujia de la Rosa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 119

View: 350

This book analyses the problematics of archaeological heritage management in the Canary Islands, which are echoed in other parts of the world where the indigenous heritage is under-represented. The present-day management of Canarian archaeological heritage has a very specific and unusual context given that the archipelago is located on the fringes of Europe, belonging to Spain and therefore to the European Unión, but geographically and in terms of early history being part of Africa. From a theoretical perspective, then, the proposed book analyzes issues such as the effects of colonialism and eurocentrism on the management of the archaeological heritage. It also examines the evolutionist and historico-cultural models used to analyze past societies and, ultimately, used to create identities that influence archaeological heritage management itself. From a practical point of view, the book presents a proposal for enhancing the archaeological heritage of the Canary Islands through the creation of archaeological parks (providing some concrete examples in the case of the city of La Laguna) and the active involvement of the local community. Parallel to this, the book considers the Canarian Archipelago as part of a problematic that is not unique to this area but is an example of poor indigenous heritage management overall. It demonstrates how the course of history and the politics of the past still have an excessive influence on the way in which the present-day archaeological heritage is interpreted and managed. Therefore, this book provides an almost unique opportunity for uncovering the history of archaeology within the margins of Europe (in fact, in an African region) and exploring colonial and foreign influences. In many ways it is a mirror of archaeological mainstreams and an exercise in (re)thinking the aim and status of present-day archaeology.
History

The Guanches of Tenerife, The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria, and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement, by the Friar Alonso de Espinosa

Author: Sir Clements Markham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 337

Written 1580-90, first published at Seville in 1594, translated with notes and an introduction. The edition includes a bibliography of the Canary Islands, 1341-1907, pp. 187-203. Translation of books I-III, with facsimiles of original t.p. and colophon, of the author's: Del origen y milagros de la santa imagen de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, que aparecio en la isla de Tenerife, con la descripcion de esta isla ... Sevilla, 1594. The fourth book, containing a list of sixty-five miracles, is omitted. Also includes: 'Remnants of the Guanche language' : p. xx-xxvi. 'Report on the present condition of the image of Our Lady of Candelaria, by Miss Ethel Trew' : p. [137]-138. 'Bibliography of the Canary Islands' : p. [139]-201. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1907.
Science

The History of Cartography, Volume 4

Author: Matthew H. Edney

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 1920

View: 376

Since its launch in 1987, the History of Cartography series has garnered critical acclaim and sparked a new generation of interdisciplinary scholarship. Cartography in the European Enlightenment, the highly anticipated fourth volume, offers a comprehensive overview of the cartographic practices of Europeans, Russians, and the Ottomans, both at home and in overseas territories, from 1650 to 1800. The social and intellectual changes that swept Enlightenment Europe also transformed many of its mapmaking practices. A new emphasis on geometric principles gave rise to improved tools for measuring and mapping the world, even as large-scale cartographic projects became possible under the aegis of powerful states. Yet older mapping practices persisted: Enlightenment cartography encompassed a wide variety of processes for making, circulating, and using maps of different types. The volume’s more than four hundred encyclopedic articles explore the era’s mapping, covering topics both detailed—such as geodetic surveying, thematic mapping, and map collecting—and broad, such as women and cartography, cartography and the economy, and the art and design of maps. Copious bibliographical references and nearly one thousand full-color illustrations complement the detailed entries.
Travel

Canary Islands

Author: Lucy Corne

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 342

View: 312

Bradt's guide to the Canary Islands reveals a side often disregarded by sunshine-seeking holidaymakers. The wealth of information geared towards the independent traveler wishing to explore individual islands distinguishes this guide from the competition. Covering the fascinating cultural history of the seven larger islands, eyes are also opened to the little-explored archipelago of Chinijo, on which there is presently sparse information. Explore beyond the familiar hotels and beaches to discover breathtaking hikes, hidden beaches and gems of the islands that have never before made it on to a map. Invaluable to the visitor who wishes to experience the islanders' way of life, this guide is also a rich resource for any armchair traveler. This guide features: · In-depth chapters on Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and Chinijo · Rare insights into the local history and culture, plus anecdotes · Activities such as hiking, biking, local sports · Practical information including transport, accommodations and eating out · Hidden beaches, off the beaten track, to help make any stay memorable
Science

Voyager

Author: Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 492

A brilliant new account of the Voyager space program-its history, scientific impact, and cultural legacy Launched in 1977, the two unmanned Voyager spacecraft have completed their Grand Tour to the four outer planets, and they are now on course to become the first man-made objects to exit our solar system. To many, this remarkable achievement is the culmination of a golden age of American planetary exploration, begun in the wake of the 1957 Sputnik launch. More than this, Voyager may be one of the purest expressions of exploration in human history. For more than five hundred years the West has been powered by the impulse to explore, to push into a wider world. In this highly original book, Stephen Pyne recasts Voyager in the tradition of Magellan, Columbus, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and other landmark explorers. The Renaissance and Enlightenment-the First and Second Ages of Discovery- sent humans across continents and oceans to find new worlds. In the Third Age, expeditions have penetrated the Antarctic ice, reached the floors of the oceans, and traveled to the planets by new means, most spectacularly via semi-autonomous robot. Voyager probes how the themes of motive and reward are stunningly parallel through all three ages. Voyager, which gave us the first breathtaking images of Jupiter and Saturn, changed our sense of our own place in the universe.