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The Tenth Island
Print Length: 240 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503941310
Publisher: Little A (August 1, 2018)
Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Featured on The New York Times’s “52 Books for 52 Places”
From a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean islands of the Atlantic Ocean.
Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate festas to ease their saudade, a longing so deep that the Portuguese word for it can’t be fully translated.
Years later, California is in a terrible drought, the wildfires seem to never end, and Diana finds herself still dreaming of those islands and the chuva—a rain so soft you don’t notice when it begins or ends.
With her troublesome Labrador retriever, Murphy, in tow, Diana returns to the islands of her dreams only to discover that there are still things she longs for—and one of them may be a most unexpected love.
Natural History of the Azores, or Western Islands-
Paperback: 371 pages Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402165293 ISBN-13: 978-1402165290
Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.1 x 21 cm
Paperback: 360 pages Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615982735 ISBN-13: 978-0615982731
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
Baleia! The whalers of the Azores
Hardcover: 206 pages
Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.4 x 3 cm
: Rother Walking Guide Paperback
The Azores, previously known primarily in connection with weather maps, has drawn more and more visitors in recent years. Nine different islands of volcanic origin belong to this archipelago, which, politically, belongs to Portugal. Corvo, the smallest of the Azores, measures only 17 square kilometres, compared to São Miguel at 757. The island of Pico contains the highest mountain of Portugal, which bears the same name as the island and stands at 2351 m. Sheer coasts and white beaches, picturesque fishing villages, wonderful lakes, lots of wind and a rich array of flowers attract island enthusiasts with a yearning for exploration. The author, Dr. Hannelore Schmitz, has selected a variety of 40 tours for this Rother Walking Guide, spanning from the largest to the smallest of the Azores. The diverse range stretches from coastal walks with the option of bathing, to walks around Caldiera and island crossings, to an ascent of Pico. On the island of São Jorge, the Fajãs, with their fertile plains at sea level, surrounded by cliffs, are especially inviting for walking. Blessed by the climate, even tropical fruit thrives in some of these flourishing gardens. The tour recommendations of this handy walking guide, described in detail, are generously illustrated with colour photos. For easy orientation, each walk is accompanied by a map excerpt on a scale of 1:50,000. Comprehensive introductory chapters familiarise the reader with this exciting archipelago, and several tips on special features and sights complete this excellent guide, which is a must in your suitcase.
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Rother; 2016 edition (10 May 2016)
Language: English, German
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 1.5 x 16.5 cm
History of the Azores
ISBN-10: 1511516097 ISBN-13: 978-1511516099
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
Plants and flowers of the Azores
transklated by David Sayers (Author), Ben Fogle (Foreword)
Paperback – 1191 pages
Azores: Nine Islands, One History
Paperback Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981933602 ISBN-13: 978-0981933603
Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15 x 2.5 cm
Walking on the Azores
Walking on the Azores
70 routes across Sao Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores and Corvo
Guidebook to 70 walks on the Azores, a remote archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean. Most of the walks are easy or moderate, with a few graded difficult. The selection is spread across all nine islands, offering much variety, from easy village-to-village walks to remote and mountainous walks, including Portugal's highest mountain, Pico.
A comprehensive guide to walking in the Portuguese Azores, an archipelago of nine lush green islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. The 70 routes cover the three island groups: the Eastern Group (Sao Miguel and Santa Maria), Central Group (Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial) and Western Group (Flores and Corvo).
Routes range from hour-long strolls to full-day outings and most use the islands' network of official waymarked trails, including sections of the multi-day GR1. Also included is an ascent of Pico, the highest mountain on Portuguese territory.
The guidebook gives lots of practical information on travel to the Azores and between the different islands, as well as getting around by public transport. Full route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 map extracts, plus notes on refreshment opportunities and local points of interest. The routes promise verdant green landscapes and astounding volcanic landforms, taking in forests, rocky slopes, cliff coast and waterfalls as well as a rich built heritage including churches, forts, windmills and harbours.
Whether you prefer a single-base trip or an island-hopping adventure, you'll find stunning scenery at every turn. The mild climate makes this an ideal destination for year-round walking.
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Available 15 Nov 2019
Size 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.7cm
The Azores, or Western Islands: A Political, Commercial and Geographical Account
ISBN-10: 1334250421 ISBN-13: 978-1334250422