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The Geology of the Canary Islands

The Geology of the Canary Islands Book
Author : Valentin R. Troll,Juan Carlos Carracedo
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-05-26
ISBN : 0128096640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS locations provided. The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses. Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe. Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands Features 500 full color images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation Develops understanding of growth, evolution, and destruction of ocean island volcanoes, promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework

On the Geology of Fuerteventura Canary Islands

On the Geology of Fuerteventura  Canary Islands  Book
Author : Hans Hausen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1958
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Canary Islands

Canary Islands Book
Author : Juan Carlos Carracedo,Simon Day
Publisher : Terra Publishing
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rising from the floor of the Atlantic the seven Canary Islands are related to a mantle plume or hotspot. The islands' geology is characterized by a wide range of volcanic and intrusive rocks, exposed in spectacular scenery and easily reached by road and on foot. These rocks include all the stage characteristics of oceanic island volcanoes. This clearly written and fully illustrated introductory guide is an essential accompaniment for earth scientists visiting the islands. (Series: Classic Geology in Europe)

Encyclopedia of Islands

Encyclopedia of Islands Book
Author : Rosemary G. Gillespie,D. A. Clague
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0520256492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"An exceptionally concise and well-organized compilation of lucid accounts of the historical background and current research into all aspects of island science. Anyone with a serious interest in islands needs this tome close at hand."--Alex McBirney, author of "Volcanology and Igneous Petrology" "Scientific research on islands has greatly expanded our knowledge not only of insular biology, but also of the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity throughout the world. This beautifully illustrated volume is a comprehensive compendium of all topics related to islands and the science conducted on them. It will be an invaluable resource not only to ecologists and evolutionary biologists, but also to anthropologists, historians, geologists, conservationists, and anyone else interested in the wonderful diversity of islands and their inhabitants."--Jonathan Losos, author of "Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles" ""Encyclopedia of Islands "is an excellent reference guide. I wish I'd had it onboard my vessel, the "Sorcerer II, " during our circumnavigation."--J. Craig Venter, President, J. Craig Venter Institute, and former Founder and Chair, The Institute for Genomic Research

Geological Evolution of the Canary Islands

Geological Evolution of the Canary Islands Book
Author : Hans-Ulrich Schmincke,Mari Sumita
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9783869720050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Vegetation of the Canary Islands

Vegetation of the Canary Islands Book
Author : Marcelino J. del Arco Aguilar,Octavio Rodríguez Delgado
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-07-18
ISBN : 3319772554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The volcanic and oceanic nature of the Canary Islands, its rich plant biodiversity and high rate of endemism, as well as the relict character of some of its plant communities make it a territory of great biological interest. The main geographic, climatic, bioclimatic, biogeographic and floristic features of the Islands are shown and related to the distributional pattern of potential communities along an altitudinal gradient. Current vegetation units and their ecology are described and illustrated with numerous pictures. Potential vegetation units are summarized and comprehensive maps of the potential natural vegetation for each island are given. Human impact on the natural landscape, the occurrence of invasive plants, and the probable impact of climate change on the flora and vegetation are discussed. The conservation status of flora and vegetation are assessed. Four appendixes include a syntaxonomical scheme, a brief history of botanical studies and explorations in the Islands, ethnobotanical notes, and a list of selected literature.

Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife Canary Islands

Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife  Canary Islands  Book
Author : Hans Hausen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1956
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Geology of Spain

The Geology of Spain Book
Author : Wes Gibbons,Teresa Moreno (Ph. D.)
Publisher : Geological Society of London
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9781862391277
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Trekking in the Canary Islands

Trekking in the Canary Islands Book
Author : Paddy Dillon
Publisher : Cicerone Press Limited
Release : 2020-01-15
ISBN : 1783627964
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional rocky sections need to be treated with care. Also included is an optional ascent of El Teide, the highest peak on Spanish territory at 3718m. The guide is split into seven parts, one for each island. Overview statistics, detailed navigational description and 1:50,000 mapping is provided for each stage and the guide also includes key information about transport to and between the Canary Islands and availability of accommodation and services. There is background information on the geology, history, plants and wildlife and notes on local points of interest. An appendix contains a helpful glossary. As a geologically young area, the Canaries boast rare wildlife across their dramatic volcanic terrain. The islands contain a number of national parks, and the landscape varies from semi-desert to forests and barren mountainsides. This month-long route is a great opportunity for walkers to fully immerse themselves in the diverse culture and scenery of the Canary Islands.

Biogeography and Ecology in the Canary Islands

Biogeography and Ecology in the Canary Islands Book
Author : G. Kunkel
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 940101566X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When asked by the General Editor to prepare a book-length treatment concerning the nature of the Canary Islands, our aims were rather ambitious. A general monograph was to be written, embracing all the disciplines of natural history applicable to these islands, and over twenty scientists were approached for contributions. However scientists are 'time machines' ; our proposed list of contents has changed a good many times. Cooporation of other authors was gained and, finally, a fairly rounded project appeared revealing different and lesser known aspects of Canary Island Nature. Since Centuries the Canary Islands have attracted the attention of travellers. Earliest reports may be traced back some two thousand years but real scientific investigation began about 1800, the time of Alexander von Humboldt and his visit to the islands; older reports are scarce, sometimes rather confusing because of geographic inaccuracies. But the 19th Century will remain as the century of fundamental explorations, connected with names such as Leopold von Buch, F. C. MacGregor, Sabin Berthelot, Philip Barker Webb, J. Viera y Clavijo, F. von Fritsch, C. Bolle, D. H. Christ, O. Simony, G. Hartung, H. Mayer etc. , all familiar and intimately connected with our knowledge of the natural history of the archipelago. Even the much criticised Ernst Haeckel has provided us with lively descriptions of his visit to one of the 'Fortunate Islands'. The 20th Century brought new interest, new fields to be explored, and new expeditions to the islands.

The Geology of Sussex

The Geology of Sussex Book
Author : Frederick Dixon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1878
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London

The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1867
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydrogeology of Rocks of Low Permeability

Hydrogeology of Rocks of Low Permeability Book
Author : International Association of Hydrogeologists. Congress
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lanzarote Canary Islands

Lanzarote  Canary Islands Book
Author : J. T. Greensmith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands Book
Author : Peter Stone
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04-30
ISBN : 9781908493996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program Book
Author : Ocean Drilling Program
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994-07-24
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Boletim Do Museu Municipal Do Funchal

Boletim Do Museu Municipal Do Funchal Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American Journal of Science

The American Journal of Science Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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