The High TatrasThe High Tatras

This guide covers the High Tatras as well as the neighbouring but contrasting White and Western Tatras ranges.

Author: Renata Narozna


ISBN: 1852848871


Page: 336

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This book is the only English-language guide to cover in depth the hiking opportunities in the spectacular High Tatras mountain range, as well as the neighbouring but contrasting White and Western Tatras ranges. The beautiful and dramatic craggy peaks of the High Tatras mountains straddle the border between Poland and Slovakia, and both sides offer totally different experiences. On the Slovak side you can hike from several villages along the foot of the range. In Poland there is just one main base, the lovely small town of Zakopane, which has retained its traditional atmosphere despite the turmoil of the Communist era. The guide includes full background information on the area's history, wildlife and languages as well as detailed planning information on border control, accommodation and equipment. It is an ideal companion for anyone visiting the unforgettable High Tatras.

Walking in the High Tatras Slovakia and Poland Walking in the High Tatras Slovakia and Poland

TATRANSKÁ MAGISTRÁLA This grand route provides an opportunity to feast your eyes on a whole variety of typical High Tatras scenes . Called in Slovak Tatranská Magistrála ( Tatras Highway ) , it is the only substantial " red route " in ...

Author: Colin Saunders


ISBN: STANFORD:36105016298759


Page: 234

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The High Tatras is a range of granite and gneiss mountains between Poland and Slovakia: 500 rocky summits, 100 of which exceed 2000m in height (Gerlach 2655m). The ridges are narrow and full of gendarmes and look formidable, yet, as you draw closer you discern the valleys which separate the peaks and realise there are ways through. A network of waymarked paths connects peaks, lakes and mountain huts. Many are simple walks, but some are exposed via ferrata-type scrambles. With the collapse of the Eastern Bloc, access is now a simple matter and is fully described in the book, as are all major centres on both sides of the border and a comprehensive selection from the easiest to the hardest. Despite its title the book also includes the slate peaks of Western Tatras and limestone peaks of the White Tatras as well as the High Tatras.

Geology of the Carpathian RegionGeology of the Carpathian Region

The High - Tatric nappes themselves were intensely folded and overthrust during the same orogenic phase . After these tectonic movements the Tatra area became emergent during Late Cretaceous and Early Paleogene times .

Author: G. Z. F”ldvary

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 997150345X


Page: 571

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This can be best described as a comprehensive volume, as there is no one-volume of work done on the geology of the entire Carpathian region. It is aimed to pave the way for global geologists to examine this tectonically complex and key area and to build up a clear picture about its origin, evolution and structure. It provides factual geological material for plate tectonicians to work on and to derive basic information from. Since it is intended to be comprehensive, it will also be a useful source material for professional geologists and specialists in the earth sciences.

Historical Dictionary of SlovakiaHistorical Dictionary of Slovakia

In 2012, in its 65th edition, the Slovak team HK Poprad won the Tatra Cup. See also SPORTS. TATRA MOUNTAINS. The Tatra Mountains are the northernmost part of the 1,200-kilometer-long Carpathian bow. From meadows at their base, ...

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810880306


Page: 488

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The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Slovakia provides a thorough update of the many accomplishments that Slovakia has achieved. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section has over 1000 entries on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions, literature, music and the arts. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Slovakia.

The A to Z of SlovakiaThe A to Z of Slovakia

... sheer rocky giants-the Tatra peaks, each with its own name, shape, and history. The mountains are divided into two parts, the High and Low Tatras. The High Tatras are also divided into two parts, the western and eastern Tatras.

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810872158


Page: 428

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The A to Z of Slovakia offers an up to date series of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Slovak political, social, and economic development since the creation of the second Slovak Republic in 1993 until its admission into the European Union in 2004. It includes all of the political actors: the presidents, prime ministers, and party leaders, and many leading academics and cultural personalities, including those from the national minorities. It also contains entries on the various institutions of the Slovak Republic like the judiciary, the armed forces, the media, and parliamentary committees as well as entries that explain Slovakia's position and role in international organizations like NATO and the European Union. The historical survey explains how Slovakia, in its post-Communist transformation, was almost excluded, but in the end became a full member of these two institutions.

Impact of Global Changes on MountainsImpact of Global Changes on Mountains

The territory of the High Tatras spans 260 km2, although the length of the main mountain ridge from west to east is only 26.5 km. The stretch of mountains from the northest to the southest point is appoximately 17 km long.

Author: Velma I. Grover

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482208917


Page: 528

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Mountain regions encompass nearly 24 percent of the total land surface of the earth and are home to approximately 12 percent of the world’s population. Their ecosystems play a critical role in sustaining human life both in the highlands and the lowlands. During recent years, resource use in high mountain areas has changed mainly in response to the globalization of the economy and increased world population. As a result, mountain regions are undergoing rapid environmental change, exploitation, and depletion of natural resources leading to ecological imbalances and economic unsustainability. Moreover, the changing climatic conditions have stressed mountain ecosystems through higher mean annual temperatures and the melting of glaciers and snow. Altered precipitation patterns have also had an impact. This book addresses these critical issues and looks at ways to stop the downward spiral of resource degradation, rural poverty, and food and livelihood insecurity in mountain regions. The book also discusses new and comprehensive approaches to mountain development that are needed to identify sustainable resource development practices, how to strengthen local institutions and knowledge systems, and how to increase the resilience between mountain environments and their inhabitants.

The Fourth Hutton Symposium on the Origin of Granites and Related RocksThe Fourth Hutton Symposium on the Origin of Granites and Related Rocks

Table 1 Major , trace and rare earth element concentrations of the High Tatra granitoids ; major and trace elements were analysed by XRF , the REE by ICP - MS in St John's , Newfoundland . sediments of the Western Tatra with an average ...

Author: Bernard Barbarin

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813723507


Page: 319

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