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Wild Spain: A Traveller's Guide

Travel GuideWildlife GuideWalking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Wild Guides

By: Frederic V Grunfeld

225 pages, Col photos, maps

Sheldrake Press

Paperback | Jul 1999 | Edition: 3 | #111166 | ISBN: 1873329326
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About this book

Descriptions of the country's wildlife, with tips on where to go and what to see. Covers many wildlife areas such as the Pyrennes, the central meseta of Castilla and Aragon, Andalucia, and the wild mountain walks of Mallorca. This new edition has been completely revised with new hotels, itineraries, train and bus information, along with relevant fax numbers, email addresses and web-site details.

'Compact, lavishly illustrated, intelligently written, it is a model of its kind.' - Lookout. 'A wonderful hybrid of practical travel guide and literary paean.' - Douglas Schatz, The Bookseller.


Contents

About the Series. Wild Spain: An Introduction - Map of Spain showing Chapter Areas. The Key to Spain's Wild Places - The Shape of the Wild, Wild Habitats, Protected Wild Places. Chapter 1: The Pyrenees - La Garrotxa, Cadi-Moixero, Aiguestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici, Vall d'Aran, Valle de Benasque, Ordesa, San Juan de la Pena and Canfranc, Roncesvalles. Chapter 2: Northern Spain - Orduna and Sierra Salvada, Las Marismas de Santona, Las Sierras Palentinas and Alto Campoo, Picos de Europa, Somiedo and Pajares, El Bierzo, Islas Cies. Chapter 3: North Meseta - Sierra de Gredos, Sierra de Guadarrama, La Cuenca Alta del Manzanares, Sierra de Ayllon, Sierra de la Demanda, Sierra de Pena de Francia, Camino de Santiago. Chapter 4: South Meseta - Serrania de Cuenca, Montes Universales, Sierra de Albarracin, Alto Tajo, Laguna de Gallocanta, Las Lagunas de Ruidera, Tablas de Daimiel, Montfrague. Chapter 5: The Mediterranean Coast - Aiguamolls de l'Emporda, Illes Medes, Montseny, Montserrat, Delta del Ebro, Puertos de Beseit, L'Albufera de Valencia, Sierra Espuna. Chapter 6: Andalucia - Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas, Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras, El Torcal de Antequera, Fuente de Piedra, Lagunas de Cordoba, Grazalema, Laguna de Medina, Donana, Las Marismas del Odiel, Sierra de Aracena, Sierra Morena. Chapter 7: The Balearic Islands - Mallorca, Archipielago de Cabrera, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera. Chapter 8: The Canary Islands - Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Gomera, Hierro, La Palma. Glossary. Further Reading. Useful Addresses. Index.

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Biography

Frederic V. Grunfeld lived in Mallorca for more than 25 years and travelled extensively in mainland Spain. He wrote for Time-Life Books on Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia as well as on places beyond Europe. Among his publications are "Prophets Without Honour", a history of German-Jewish thinkers and artists, "The Art and Times of the Guitar", "Wayfarers of the Thai Forest" and a biography of Auguste Rodin, for which he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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