Footprints on the Mountains... the News from the Pyrenees

Footprints on the Mountains... the News from the Pyrenees
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781530523450
  • Druk: 1
  • mei 2016
  • 264 pagina's
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The Pyrenees are by turns beautifully natural and bleakly austere; shaped by centuries of labour... and scarred by human suffering. In "Footprints on the mountains," Steve Cracknell returns to them - on the Spanish high-level Senda - to see how they are changing. It is the story of an ageing hiker and a long and sometimes difficult walk.
In the valleys he talks to locals and meets an eccentric cast of hikers. But on the heights he is alone with "marmottes" and "sarrios." He listens to both sides of the argument over the reintroduction of bears. And goes searching for ibex imported as part of a rewilding programme.
Bear festivals, witch trials, and refugees are as much part of the tale as the spectacular scenery; the World Heritage Ordesa canyon and the twisted waters of the Aiguestortes are part of the backdrop.
More than just a footnote on the place of the ancient wild in the modern world, this is the book to read if ever you dream of escaping to the hills.
Praise for Steve Cracknell's previous book "If you only walk long enough"
'A very humorous tale of adventure.' "The French Paper Book of the Month."
'A superb and unique addition to books about the Pyrenees.' "Strider Magazine."
'An original point of view, sometimes offbeat, never boring.' "France 3 Television literary blog.""

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2016
Afmetingen
22,9 x 15,2 x 1,4 cm
Aantal pagina's
264 pagina's
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Nee

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9781530523450

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
358 g
Verpakking breedte
152 mm
Verpakking hoogte
14 mm
Verpakking lengte
229 mm

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