Walking in the Alps

Walking in the Alps

by Kev Reynolds
     
 
In the last half-century the Alps have seen many changes—

dams have been built, roads improved, chair-lifts multiplied, huts improved and so on. This book takes all this into account and describes each alpine area with suggestions for walks. Details of guidebooks and maps are given.

Overview

In the last half-century the Alps have seen many changes—

dams have been built, roads improved, chair-lifts multiplied, huts improved and so on. This book takes all this into account and describes each alpine area with suggestions for walks. Details of guidebooks and maps are given.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
When most people think of the Alps, they think of Switzerland. The Alps actually stretch from Southern France to Austria, passing through several countries in between. The purpose of this book is to provide a compilation of walks available throughout this mountain chain. Reynolds, one of the foremost authorities on the region, has modeled the book after J. Hubert Walker's classic Walking the Alp, with the goal of creating a more updated version. Peppered with breathtaking photographs, the text is divided into manageable sections of the Alps, each section ending with useful information on which guidebooks to use and whether accommodations are available. However, crucial details about contacts, weather, money, and visas are not provided; it certainly would have been useful to offer at least an appendix with basic information on each country. Reynolds obviously didn't intend to write just another travel guide but rather a reference tome. This bulky book is recommended for purchase, though it should not be a hiker's sole resource.--Sandy Knowles, Henderson Cty. P.L., NC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566563437
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Travel Series
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.18(d)

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