Iceland

Author: Thor Thordarson
Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd
ISBN: 9781780460215
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Nowhere else on Earth is the volcanic and tectonic architecture of seafloor rifts better exposed than on Iceland. This book offers an introductory guide to Iceland's geology.

The Glorious Geology of Iceland s Golden Circle

Author: Agust Gudmundsson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319551523
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is the first book describing the glorious geology of Iceland’s Golden Circle and four additional excursions:(1) the beautiful valleys and mountains of the fjord of Hvalfjördur, (2) the unique landscape and geothermal fields of the Hengill Volcano, (3) the explosion craters, volcanic fissures, and lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula, and (4) the volcanoes (Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla), waterfalls, sandur plains, and rock columns of South Iceland. The Golden Circle offers a unique opportunity to observe and understand many of our planet’s forces in action. These forces move the Earth’s tectonic plates, rupture the crust, and generate earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, channels for rivers and waterfalls, and heat sources for hot springs and geysers. The Golden Circle includes the famous rifting and earthquake fracture sites at Thingvellir, the hot springs of the Geysir area, the waterfall of Gullfoss, and the Kerid volcanic crater. As the book is primarily intended for people with no background in geosciences, no geological knowledge is assumed and technical terms are avoided as far as possible (those used are explained in a glossary). With more than 240 illustrations – mostly photographs – explaining geological structures and processes, it is also a useful resource for geoscientists.

Eyjafjallaj kull

Author: Ari Trausti Guðmundsson
Publisher: Bassermann Verlag
ISBN: 3641556198
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Überwältigende Aufnahmen von dem Feuer spuckenden Berg Islands Kaum ein Vulkanausbruch in Island hat derartige Schlagzeilen gemacht wie der des Eyjafjallajökull im März 2010. Die reine Schönheit des Vulkans steht in extremem Kontrast zu den Zerstörungen, die er verursacht hat und den Folgen des Ausbruchs auf der ganzen Welt. Die hervorragenden Fotos von Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson und die kenntnisreichen Texte des Geophysikers Ari Trausti Gudmundsson erlauben einen Blick hinter die Kulissen des Ausbruchs und seiner weiteren Entwicklung. Ein einzigartiger Bild-Text-Band, der das Wirken der auch heute noch unzähmbaren Natur eindrucksvoll vor Augen führt.

Historical Dictionary of Iceland

Author: Gudmundur Halfdanarson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810862746
Format: PDF
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While Iceland is the second largest inhabited island in Europe, with only 313,000 inhabitants in 2007, the Icelanders form one of the smallest independent nations in the world. Around two-thirds of the population lives in the capital, Reykjav'k, and its suburbs, while the rest is spread around the inhabitable area of the country. Until fairly recently the Icelandic nation was unusually homogeneous, both in cultural and religious terms; in 1981, around 98 percent of the nation was born in Iceland and 96 percent belonged to the Lutheran state church or other Lutheran religious sects. In 2007, these numbers were down to 89 and 86 percent respectively, reflecting the rapidly growing multicultural nature of Icelandic society. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Iceland traces Iceland's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading. This is done through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

The A to Z of Iceland

Author: Gudmundur Halfdanarson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461671914
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The A to Z of Iceland traces Iceland's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading. This is done through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

Todesnacht

Author: Ragnar Jónasson
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104024367
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Erstklassige Spannung aus Island: Der zweite Band der Dark-Iceland-Serie des isländischen Erfolgsautors Ragnar Jónasson. Band 1: "Schneebraut", Band 3: "Blindes Eis" Menschenhandel und Gewalt, Willkür und Vergewaltigung: Auch der zweite Fall stellt den jungen Polizisten Ari vor eine schier unlösbare Aufgabe. Die Idylle des Dorfes Siglufjördur täuscht, denn der Tod von Elias Freysson hat die Gemeinde zutiefst schockiert. Elias war Handwerker, er war beliebt, unterstützte einen Wohltätigkeitsverein und hatte viele Freunde. Doch jemand muss ihn so sehr gehasst haben, dass er ihn mit einem Holzpfosten erschlug. Auch in seinem zweiten Einsatz ermittelt der junge Polizist Ari in der atemberaubenden Schönheit und Kälte von Islands rauem Norden

Global Geotourism Perspectives

Author: Ross Kingston Dowling
Publisher: Goodfellow Pub Limited
ISBN:
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An outstanding collection of international case studies that provide insight into and suggest best practice for issues such as conservation, risk management, education, marketing, interpretation and technology of actual and developing geotourism sites.