Granta Publications, 2011 M05 5 - 592 páginas
Stretching for over 5500 miles, and containing the highest active volcanoes in the world, the largest salt flat, the highest lake, and peaks rivalled in size only by the Himalayas, the Andes impress by statistics alone. But beyond the range's sheer immensity is its concentration of radically contrasting scenery and climates. In this remarkable book, Michael Jacobs journeys from the balmy Caribbean to the inhospitable islands of the Tierra del Fuego, through the relics of ancient civilizations, to retrace the footsteps of previous travellers. His route begins in Venezuela, following the path of the great 19th-century revolutionary Simn Bolvar. On his way Jacobs attempts to uncover the stories of those who have shared his fascination, and to reveal the secrets of a region steeped in history, science and myth.

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A diary of travel from the northern reaches in Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego. Stronger on the northern Andes and in account of historic events and artistic legacy. Sometimes overwrought descriptions and leftish political orientation becomes tiresome long before the 500+ pages are done. Leer comentario completo


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Following in the footsteps of "The Liberator" Simón BolÃvar and explorer/naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, Jacobs meanders the entire length of the Andes, interweaving his own travels with the ... Leer comentario completo

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Michael Jacobs was born in Italy and studied at the Courtauld Institute in London. He is the author of several travel books, and was short-listed for the 2004 Thomas Cook Prize. He lives in Spain and London.

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