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Sierra Nevada Parque Nacional

  • Author: Manuel Titos Martínez, Antonio Gómez Ortiz, Gabriel Blanca, Alberto Tinaut, Felipe Pascual, Roberto Travesí Ydáñez
  • Book title: Sierra Nevada Parque Nacional
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  • ISBN: 847782732X
  • ISBN13: 978-8477827320
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FROM THE FOREWORD: Of the many things one might say about the youngest of our National Parks is the fact that, among other things, it is the largest in area. It also has the highest topographical altitudes of the Iberian peninsula and, furthermore, contains a greater number of municipalities than any other park. And yet, while we may thus link together a series of magnitudes and dimensions which reveal concrete aspects of this space, its true value is more difficult to describe and can only be hinted at here. The book which we present here is a collection of magnificent images accompanied by selected texts, all which provide an excellent overview of the park. Geology and history, botany and zoology, landscape and climate, all find in the Sierra Nevada more than enough source material. These are very well presented in this volume, and it is clear that the diffusion of this book will awaken even more interest in the park, along with its role in the network of national parks. These pages also portray thousands of years of human labour, a labour which has alternated between "a fight against" and "a protection of" nature. A great number of admirable aspects of the Sierra Nevada National Park are man-made: irrigation and drought canals originating in the high peaks, paths, terraces first sculpted and then carefully maintained, agriculture, animal pens, country houses, etc... Nonetheless, socio-economic circumstances have put this heritage in danger - and sometimes have destroyed it. Its loss is accompanied unavoidably by others, including natural ones.

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