Author: Andrew Evans
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841624990
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Travel

A brand new edition of the most in-depth guide available to Iceland, containing both the remotest offshore islands and the ins and outs of Reykjavik's music scene.


Author: James Krusoe
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564783146
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

Iceland begins with Paul arriving at a mysterious Institute to pick out - on doctor's orders - a new internal organ. There he meets Emily, a young, bikini-clad woman hired to stimulate the organs preserved in a nutrient-enhanced swimming pool, and falls in love amidst a flurry of chlorine and kick-boards. In Jim Krusoe's world, this is about as simple as life gets. Paul's brief interlude with Emily sets the course for his extraordinary adventures, which involve a troublesome stain on Paul's rug, a volcano, Paul's marriage and children, six years in a piano bar, and a long stretch in the State Penitentiary. But throughout it all Paul keeps re-imagining that first afternoon by the poolside with Emily, his one true love.


Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Villard Books
ISBN: 0375752676
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Travel

Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings


Author: Roger K. Sandness
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438105093
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Iceland

These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture


Author: Fran Parnell
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741799422
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Travel

Presents a look at the history, geography, and climate of Iceland, describing points of interest, and making recommendations for hotels, shopping, transportation, and restaurants.

Iceland Modern Processes and Past Environments

Author: C. Caseldine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080534392
Release Date: 2005-04-28
Genre: Science

Iceland provides an unique stage on which to study the natural environment, both past and present, and it is understanding both aspects of reconstructing the past and observing and interpreting the present that form the focus of the contributions to this volume. The papers are all written by active researchers and incorporate both reviews and new data. Although concentrating largely on the recent Quaternary timescale a wide range of topics is explored including subglacial volcanism, onshore and offshore evidence for the Last Glacial Maximum and subsequent deglaciation, current glacial characteristics including jökulhlaups and glacial landsystems, soil development, Holocene ecosystem change, current oceanography, impacts of volcanic sulphur loading, chemical weathering and the CO2 budget and documentary evidence for historical climate. The key element of the volume is that for the first time it provides a wide overview of a range of topics for which Iceland provides an almost unparalleled laboratory emphasizing the importance of research on this small island for studies over a much broader global scale. These reviews point the way to future research directions and are supplemented by extensive illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography. * Wide range of related topics covered both from a present day and quaternary perspective * Reviews from scientists active in each research area across a range of subjects providing both overviews and new data supplemented by an extensive bibliography * Extensive illustrations and examples from the field


Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
ISBN: NYPL:33433066615349
Release Date: 1863
Genre: Birds


Author: Richard F. Tomasson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452910324
Release Date: 1980

Analysis of the evolution of Icelandic society.


Author: Jonathan Wilcox
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 0761420746
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, environment, people, religion, language, and culture of Iceland.

Rick Steves Iceland

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 9781641710190
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Genre: Travel

Hike vast glaciers, marvel at steaming volcanic lakes, and explore the land of the midnight sun: with Rick Steves on your side, Iceland can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Iceland you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for exploring Iceland, whether you've got a long layover in Reykjavík or two weeks to dive into the whole country Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the stunning northern lights to hidden hikes and cozy bookstores How to connect with local culture: Soak in the famous Blue Lagoon, sample smoked fishes, and chat with locals in stark and lovely rural towns Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively Reykjavík and art and history museums Complete, mile-by-mile driving tours, including the Golden Circle, the Ring Road, and more, with recommendations of Iceland's most scenic detours Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, an Icelandic phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Reykjavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Westman Islands, West Iceland, The Ring Road, the East Fjords, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Iceland. Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Scandinavia or Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports.

A Holiday in Iceland

Author: N. L. Van Gruisen
ISBN: WISC:89092544394
Release Date: 1879
Genre: Iceland

Complete with photographs of Icelandic landscapes, €A Holiday in Iceland€is a travelogue of the writer's time in the island country during the summer.

Why Iceland

Author: Asgeir Jonsson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071706735
Release Date: 2009-08-07
Genre: Business & Economics

As late as the mid 1980s, Iceland’s economy revolved around little else than a semi-robust cod-fishing industry. By the end of the century, however, it had transformed itself into a major player in world finance, building an international banking empire worth twelve times its GDP. The tiny island nation of 300,000 was one of the global economy’s great success stories. And then everything came crashing down. Why Iceland? is the inside account of one of the economic meltdown’s most fascinating and far-reaching tragedies. As Chief Economist of Kaupthing Bank, the country’s largest bank before the collapse, Ásgeir Jónsson is perfectly suited to examine Iceland’s collapse in painstaking detail. He witnessed behind-the-scenes events firsthand, such as an intriguing meeting in January 2008 when a group of international hedge fund managers gathered in a bar in Reykjavik to discuss Iceland’s economy—an informal affair that eventually became the center of a criminal investigation by the country’s Financial Supervisory Authority. This inside account examines the pressing issues behind history’s biggest banking collapse: How did Iceland transform itself from one of Europe’s poorest to one of its wealthiest countries? What happened to cause the destruction of the nation’s banking industry during a single week of October 2008? Was it the result of a speculation “attack” by hedge funds on the nation’s currency? Iceland remains the biggest casualty of the economic downturn, and the ramifications of its catastrophic failure reach deeply into the economies of Europe, the United States, and other global markets. Ásgeir Jónsson offers a unique perspective and an expert’s insight into the rise and fall of this once-proud banking giant. Why Iceland? provides the who, what, where, and when of Iceland’s demise, serving as a fascinating read and providing the understanding necessary for forecasting when and where the aftershocks will shake up markets in other parts of the world. "Fearsome Vikings discovered Iceland. Hedge funds knocked it down. It was a humiliating tumble for the former financial powerhouse, which was proud of its status in Europe. A late bloomer, Iceland had been the last country in Europe to be settled, the Nordic nation rapidly caught up with its wealthier relations. It was all fine until October 2008, when country's banking system collapsed in a week. Written by an Icelandic economist, Why Iceland? chronicles the meltdown, in the context of the nation's history."--New York Post (A "Required Reading" Selection)


Author: Waterman Spaulding Chapman Russell
ISBN: UCAL:$B537489
Release Date: 1914
Genre: Iceland