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Spitsbergen - Guía de viaje (Svalbard, Tierra de Francisco José)

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Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Franz Josef Land. Jan Mayen.

Spitsbergen: Svalbard, Tierra de Francisco José, Jan Mayen.

Noruega y Rusia.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Andreas Umbreit.
4ª Edición. JUNIO 2009.
272 Páginas. 16 Páginas de fotos a color. 13 Mapas.
ISBN: 9781841622408.

The fourth edition of this critically acclaimed guide introduces travellers to the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the neighbouring Norwegian island of Jan Mayen, and the Russian Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land.

Fully updated throughout, it is packed with essential information for cruise passengers, wilderness explorers, wildlife enthusiasts, northern lights watchers and adrenalin junkies coming to participate in the islands' extreme sports, which include climbing, hiking, trekking, skiing, riding and hunting. There's also comprehensive advice on how to prepare for travel in the high Arctic.

  • Nature and conservation, including polar bears
  • A survival guide to the Arctic with advice on getting kitted out for exploration
  • Getting there and travelling around, from cruises to skidoos

  • Table of Contents
    PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION

    Chapter 1 Background
    Geography, Climate, Flora, fauna and conservation

    Chapter 2 History
    Climatic impacts, Discovery, The period of whaling and hunting, Polar exploration and research, Economic development and sovereignty from 1900, World War II, Post war mining, Tourism, Administration, democracy, legalization and taxation, International relations

    Chapter 3 Practical Information
    When to visit, Tour operators and independent travel, Some tour options, Travel for non-tourists, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, Disabled travel, What to take, Electricity, Time

    Chapter 4 In Spitsbergen
    Tourist information, Money and banking, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Shopping, Photography and video, Media and communications, Sport

    PART TWO SVARLBARD (Spitsbergen)

    Chapter 5 Svarlbard’s Region

    Chapter 6 Svarlbard’s Settlements and Stations

    Chapter 7 Cruise Routes

    PART THREE FRANZ JOSEF LAND AND JAN MAYEN

    Chapter 8 Franz Josef Land

    Chapter 9 Jan Mayen

    Appendix 1 Further Information

    Index