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The Cordillera Blanca Guide: A Unique Landscape Explained and Trips

Travel Guide

By: Jan Sevink

212 pages, col photos, maps, illus


Paperback | Mar 2009 | #183083 | ISBN-13: 9789972339776
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€23 approx

About this book

This guide introduces the traveller to the climate, geology and geography of this magnificent mountain range in the Peruvian Andes. It is the largest snow covered mountain range of the tropics, with a unique landscape and this is the only book in the English language which provides detailed information to the traveller on the natural history and geography of the landscape. The guidebook includes chapters covering climate and hydrology, the Andes, geology, mines, minerals and environmental pollution, and natural hazards and disasters.

Approximately half the guide covers eight detailed suggested trips going into the Cordillera Blanca, with information on logistics, main features, its geology and landscapes.

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Professor Jan Sevink has led innumerable expeditions to the Andes with students from the university of Amsterdam from where he has retired recently as professor in physical geography and soil science.

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