Exotic, yet conveniently close, Iceland attracts a majority of visitors from North America and the rest of Europe. With its colossal glaciers, vast lava flows and thundering waterfalls, the country’s primordial landscape awards visitors with unforgettable vistas and incredible trekking beneath the glowing northern lights. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, an independent traveler on a budget, or a comfort-seeking tourist, author Andrew Evans shows you how to do it – ‘Icelander’ style – at this trendy, eco-friendly destination.
Author: Susanne Daeppen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2017-03-13
Genre: Performing Arts
Für Dakini Dance Projects ist Iceland ein «Niceland». Die beiden Schweizer Tänzer Susanne Daeppen und Christoph Lauener bereisen Islands zauberhafte Naturphänomene mit ihrer Kunst der Langsamkeit. Ein Bildband, der zum Innehalten und Staunen einlädt.
Author: Oliver Pinkoss
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Island: Traumhafte Fjorde, glasklare Binnenseen und einzigartige Vulkanlandschaften. Feuer und Eis unter kaskadierendem Nordlicht – geographische Eindrücke von bizarrer Schönheit prägen das unverwechselbare Gesicht Europas jüngster Insel. Oliver Pinkoss neuester Bildband liefert atemberaubende Ansichten des Eilands an der Nahtstelle zweier Erdplatten, das erdgeschichtlich mitten in der Pubertät steckt und die Urgewalten der Natur wie kaum ein anderer Ort auf engstem Raum in sich vereint. Ein El Dorado für den versierten Fotografen, der die Einzigartigkeit der Landschaft nördlich des Polarkreises in eine authentischen Bildsprache übersetzt, die nicht nur die Liebhaber klassischer Naturfotografie begeistert. Ergänzt um zielgenaue GPS-Daten und Informationen zur verwendeten Kameraeinstellung liefert das Werk wertvolle Tipps für ambitionierte Fotografen und unvergessliche Eindrücke der herben Schönheit einer der beeindruckensten Inseln des Kontinents.
Based upon the most recent research, this thought-provoking, up-to-date survey of the history of Iceland provides unique insight into the challenges facing a small nation in a globalized world. • Maps of Iceland • Biographical sketches of notable people in the history of Iceland • A chronology of events and glossary of terms • Bibliographies of selected materials at the end of each section
Author: Francis R. McBride
Publisher: Oxford, England : Clio Press
Release Date: 1996
The Republic of iceland, situated near the Arctic Circle, comprises one large island and numerous smaller ones. Iceland became independent in 1944 and is a founder-member of the Nordic Council, and a member of NATO and the Council for Europe. Iceland is the most geologically active country in the world, with geysers, volcanoes, hot springs, glaciers, and spectacular waterfalls. This descriptive, annotated bibliography provides an updated listing of significant books and articles about Iceland.
Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do battle with axes, words and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation.
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Release Date: 1995-06-08
Genre: Business & Economics
This paper reviews economic developments in Iceland during 1990–95. It describes developments in the real economy, and examines monetary and exchange rate developments and policies and the transmission of monetary policy. The paper provides a detailed look at budgetary outcomes and the stance of fiscal policy for 1995. Determinants of past and present growth in Iceland are examined. Indicators of fiscal sustainability are used to argue for better public finances in Iceland. The paper also examines the Icelandic tax structure.
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