This volume describes the complex characteristics of almost all Russian coastal estuaries systematized in the following regions: the coasts of the White Sea, the Barents Sea, the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea, the Chukchi Sea, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Baltic Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan and the Bering Seas. The part on the Baltic Sea includes a detailed description of the Kaliningrad coast and the Gulf of Finland. Apart from the geology and morphology, this book also looks at the anthropogenic effects on shores as well as at hydrological conditions, local climate and water level characteristics, and at economic use of lagoons. Ruben Kosyan, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS) Gelendzik, Russia. Doctor of Geographical Sciences, professor, Head of the Lithodynamics and Geology Laboratory of the southern branch of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician of the Russian Ecological Academy, a member of the Krasnodar Regional Scientific and Technical Committee, member of the Russian National Oceanographic Committee, expert IOC of UNESCO on the problems of the Black Sea, a member of the Association of Balkan Scholars, the American Association for the Development of Scientific Research, and the European Union for Coastal Conservation. Since 2010, a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the International Center for Environmental Management of Enclosed Seas (Kobe, Japan). R. Kosyan has more than 40 years of scientific and engineering experience. He is engaged in problems of physical oceanography, marine geophysics, ocean engineering and methods of dynamical processes study in coastal regions. He has helped pioneer a number of methods and techniques for sediment transport measurement used in research works at many marine objects of different countries.
With world-class modern art and architecture, top-notch restaurants, and pulsing nightlife, little Reykjavík makes a big impression. Travel to the heart of Iceland with Moon Reykjavík. * Strategic itineraries including three days in Reykjavík and day trips to Mount Esja and the Blue Lagoon * Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos * Detailed maps and directions * Activities and ideas for every traveler: Trek to lava caves, geothermal pools, and waterfalls on the Golden Circle tour. See incredible collections of Icelandic art (both ancient and modern), then snag a reservation at a trendy restaurant for the freshest catch. After dark, explore the best dance clubs, live music venues, and pubs in Reykjavík. Admire the city´s incredible architecture and unique Icelandic design in local shops, or see if you can spot minke whales, orcas, humpbacks, or even blue whales on a whale watching tour * Curated advice from expat Jenna Gottlieb, who shares the parts of this chic city that inspired her to pack her bags and move to Iceland * Essential insight on the landscape, culture, and history, as well as resources like an Icelandic phrasebook, all packaged in a book slim enough to fit in your carry-on With Moon Reykjavík´s practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider´s view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Iceland. Exploring Europe? Check out Moon Ireland orMoon Rome, Florence & Venice.
This book presents a detailed case study of ecological and cultural interactions between the people and their natural environment at Roviana Lagoon, Solomon Islands, a land of rich biodiversity. This volume documents the subsistence lifestyle of the people and their indigenous ecological knowledge, analyzes the effects of recent socioeconomic changes on the people and ecosystem, and proposes future directions for sustainability. The contents have been designed to answer questions such as, What kinds of factors have determined whether current human actions are sustainable or will result in a collapse of biocultural diversity in the Solomon Islands?; How do Solomon Islanders recognize nature and biodiversity conservation in traditional ways or under socioeconomic changes?; and How can harmony between humans and nature be achieved in the Solomon Islands under changing socioeconomic conditions? A truly transdisciplinary approach is applied, integrating theories of human ecology, quantitative ethnobiology, and folk ecology and methods of vegetation surveys, ethnographic fieldwork, remote sensing, and health surveys, in order to link different domains of humans and the natural world. In addition, this work focuses on the importance of understanding of diversity not only in natural environments, but also in human societies, and will be a valuable source for many, especially ecologists, anthropologists, conservation practitioners, and rural development planners.
Discover the magical canals and romantic palaces of Venice with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable, Venice city map will ensure you don´t miss a thing. Includes 2 PopOut maps - a detailed street map the city centre as well as an overview map of Venice Additional maps of Venice Lagoon and the waterbus services are also included Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination Hotels, restaurants, stores and attractions are all included on the map Ideal to pop in a pocket or bag for quick reference while exploring this glorious city.
Now is the time to explore Iceland - tourism is booming and your króona will go further than you think. The Rough Guide to Iceland shows you the very best this exceptional country has to offer: from the party capital, Reykjavík, with its white nights and northern lights, to the newest volcanic hotspots at Holuhraun and Eyjafjallajökull. Come eye to eye with the giants of the deep on a whale watching tour, take a dip in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, or hike to the isolated highland valley of Þórsmörk. This sixth edition of The Rough Guide to Iceland includes stunning full-colour photos to inspire your travels through this vivid country of lavafields and bubbling mudpools, detailed maps to help you on your way and expert background on everything from smoked salmon to sagas. With the budget-conscious Rough Guide in your hand, you´ll soon realise that Iceland - from its transport to accommodation and food - isn´t as expensive as you might have thought. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Iceland.
Explore Your World Your Way with Moon Travel Guides! In Iceland, fire and ice meet at the top of the world. Explore it all with Moon Iceland . Inside you´ll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a three-day getaway to Reykjavík to a week-long road trip on the famed Ring Road, designed for outdoor adventurers, culture and history buffs, wildlife lovers, and more Unique experiences and can´t-miss activities: Walk across a glacier, hike the rim of a remote volcano, and relax in the milky blue waters of the Blue Lagoon. Drive the Ring Road through stark and beautiful tundra, explore crystalline ice caves and mineral-rich lava tubes, and catch a rainbow appearing over a thundering waterfall. Go whale watching, spot arctic wildlife like puffins and reindeer, and bask in the shimmering glow of the northern lights. Stroll Reykjavík´s busy streets, explore incredible museums, unique galleries, and intimate concert venues, and wind down with a handcrafted Icelandic beer Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Honest advice from local author Jenna Gottlieb on where to eat, where to stay, and when to go, including insight on traveling during the winter Handy tools including an Icelandic phrasebook and critical background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment With Moon Iceland´s practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider´s view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Country-hopping in Scandinavia? Check out Moon Norway . Heading on to Europe? Try Moon Ireland or Moon Rome, Florence & Venice .
This carefully crafted ebook: The Complete Travel Books of William Dean Howells: Travel Memoirs & Reports from Traveling Across Europe (Illustrated) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Extract: Nothing can be fairer to the eye than these summer isles of Eden lying all about Venice, far and near. The water forever trembles and changes, with every change of light, from one rainbow glory to another, as with the restless hues of an opal; and even when the splendid tides recede, and go down with the sea, they leave a heritage of beauty to the empurpled mud of the shallows, all strewn with green, disheveled sea-weed. The lagoons have almost as wide a bound as your vision. William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed The Dean of American Letters, he was particularly known for his tenure as editor of the Atlantic Monthly as well as his own prolific writings, including the Christmas story Christmas Every Day, and the novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria. Howells is known to be the father of American realism, and a denouncer of the sentimental novel. He was the first American author to bring a realist aesthetic to the literature of the United States. His stories of Boston upper crust life set in the 1850s are highly regarded among scholars of American fiction. After short campaign in Republican administration, Howells was appointed a consul in Venice in 1861. He remained in Italy for 4 years and during this time he wrote travel sketches and reports describing life in town and country. Later on, he came back to Europe, which resulted in few more travel books to his name. Table of Contents: Venetian Life Italian Journeys Roman Holidays and Others Suburban Sketches Familiar Spanish Travels A Little Swiss Sojourn London Films Seven English Cities