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The Geology of the Canary Islands

The Geology of the Canary Islands
A Book

by Valentin R. Troll,Juan Carlos Carracedo

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2016-05-26
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN : 0128096640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS locations provided. The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses. Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe. Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands Features 500 full color images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation Develops understanding of growth, evolution, and destruction of ocean island volcanoes, promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework

The Geology of the Canary Islands

The Geology of the Canary Islands
A Book

by Juan Carlos Carracedo,Valentin Troll

  • Publisher : Dunedin Academic PressLtd
  • Release : 2015-09-24
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781780460444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Canary Islands display all the features of active ocean island volcanoes. Their origin is linked to a hot spot or plume that causes anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate. The islands are dominated by basaltic rocks, which include submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub-aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses. Tenerife and Gran Canaria also display extensive pyroclastic deposits. Active volcanoes comprise shield-stage volcanism in the west of the archipelago (El Hierro and La Palma), and post-erosional volcanic cinter cones and lava fields in the East (Lanzarote and Gran Canaria). Teide on Tenerife, in the center of the island chain, is the emblematic volcano of the Canaries, towering over the archipelago at over 3,700 meters. For these reasons, the islands make a spectacular destination for volcanological field trips and geological excursions, and they offer a deep and thorough insight into volcanic processes and ocean island evolution. This clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, and it offers 22 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description of how to approach a site, and where to park, with GPS locations provided. The book will be essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe.

Biogeography and Ecology in the Canary Islands

Biogeography and Ecology in the Canary Islands
The geology of the Canary Islands

by Hans-Ulrich Schmincke

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Canary Islands

The Canary Islands
A Cultural History

by Peter Stone

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-04-30
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781908493996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The seven volcanic Canary Islands that bask in the Atlantic off shore from the north-west African coast have long had legendary connotations. To the Greeks they were the Gardens of the Hesperides, blessed with a perennial spring-like climate, while the Carthaginians christened them the Purple Isles on account of the rich dye material they obtained there. Inhabitants have ranged from the early Berber-descended Guanches, of whom cultural traces still remain, to the rich blend of European and Latin peoples that evolved after the Spanish conquest in the fifteenth-century. Famous visitors have included Columbus, Humboldt and General Franco, who famously flew from Gran Canaria in a (British-piloted) Dragon Rapide in 1936 to launch Spains Civil War. In todays cosmopolitan capitals of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spanish colonial-era buildings merge with modern centers equipped with sophisticated amenities. For vacationers tiny ecologically-oriented havens like Gomera vie with big brash tourist resorts like Playa del Ingls and Playa de las Americas, todays major money-makers after the brief trade boom of yesteryear. Peter Stone explores the fascinating history and culture of this archipelago, where nature and geology provide a spectacular setting for todays tourism industry.

Canary Islands

Canary Islands
A Book

by Juan Carlos Carracedo,Simon Day

  • Publisher : Terra Publishing
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rising from the floor of the Atlantic the seven Canary Islands are related to a mantle plume or hotspot. The islands' geology is characterized by a wide range of volcanic and intrusive rocks, exposed in spectacular scenery and easily reached by road and on foot. These rocks include all the stage characteristics of oceanic island volcanoes. This clearly written and fully illustrated introductory guide is an essential accompaniment for earth scientists visiting the islands. (Series: Classic Geology in Europe)

New Contributions to the Geology of Grand Canary (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands)

New Contributions to the Geology of Grand Canary (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands)
A Book

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife (Canary Islands)
A Book

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1956
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Contributions to the geology of Grand Canary (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands)

New Contributions to the geology of Grand Canary (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands)
with photogr. and a geological map of the island on the scala c. 1:200000

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributions to the geology of Tenerife Canary Islands

Contributions to the geology of Tenerife Canary Islands
A Book

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Trekking in the Canary Islands

Trekking in the Canary Islands
The GR131 island-hopping route

by Paddy Dillon

  • Publisher : Cicerone Press Limited
  • Release : 2020-01-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1783627964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This guidebook provides a comprehensive and detailed description of the GR131, an island-hopping trail across the seven Canary Islands. The 560km (348 mile) route begins on Lanzarote and finishes on El Hierro and is presented in 32 daily stages. The route is well waymarked but some navigational skills are required, and the remote and occasional rocky sections need to be treated with care. Also included is an optional ascent of El Teide, the highest peak on Spanish territory at 3718m. The guide is split into seven parts, one for each island. Overview statistics, detailed navigational description and 1:50,000 mapping is provided for each stage and the guide also includes key information about transport to and between the Canary Islands and availability of accommodation and services. There is background information on the geology, history, plants and wildlife and notes on local points of interest. An appendix contains a helpful glossary. As a geologically young area, the Canaries boast rare wildlife across their dramatic volcanic terrain. The islands contain a number of national parks, and the landscape varies from semi-desert to forests and barren mountainsides. This month-long route is a great opportunity for walkers to fully immerse themselves in the diverse culture and scenery of the Canary Islands.

On the Geology of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)

On the Geology of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)
A Book

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outlines of the Geology Og Hierro

Outlines of the Geology Og Hierro
(Canary Islands)

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Contributions to the Geology of Grand Canary (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands)

New Contributions to the Geology of Grand Canary (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands)
With XVIII Plates with Photographies and a Geological Map of the Island on the Scale C. 1:200 000

by Hans Magnus Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife (Canary Islands)

Contributions to the Geology of Tenerife (Canary Islands)
Geologic Results of the Finnish Expedition to the Canary Islands 1947-1951

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Geology of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) with Geologic Map in the Scale 1:300,000

On the Geology of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) with Geologic Map in the Scale 1:300,000
A Book

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some Contributions to the Geology of La Palma, Canary Islands

Some Contributions to the Geology of La Palma, Canary Islands
A Book

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Geology of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)

On the Geology of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)
With a Geologic Map in the Scale 1:300.000

by Hans M. Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outlines of the Geology of Hierro (Canary Islands)

Outlines of the Geology of Hierro (Canary Islands)
A Book

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Geology of Fuerteventura

On the Geology of Fuerteventura
(Canary Islands) ; With a geologic map in the scale 1:300000

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On the Geology of Lanzarote

On the Geology of Lanzarote
Graciosa and the Isletas (Canary Islands)

by Hans Hausen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1959
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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