Andes by Michael JacobsAndes by Michael Jacobs


byMichael Jacobs

Paperback | May 5, 2011

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Stretching for over 5500 miles, and containing the highest active volcanoes in the world, the largest salt flat, the highest lake, and peaks rivalled in size only by the Himalayas, the Andes impress by statistics alone. But beyond the range's sheer immensity is its concentration of radically contrasting scenery and climates. In this remarkable book, Michael Jacobs journeys from the balmy Caribbean to the inhospitable islands of the Tierra del Fuego, through the relics of ancient civilizations, to retrace the footsteps of previous travellers. His route begins in Venezuela, following the path of the great 19th-century revolutionary Simón Bolívar. On his way Jacobs attempts to uncover the stories of those who have shared his fascination, and to reveal the secrets of a region steeped in history, science and myth.
Michael Jacobs was born in Italy and studied at the Courtauld Institute in London. He is the author of several travel books, and was short-listed for the 2004 Thomas Cook Prize. He lives in Spain and London.
Title:AndesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7.45 × 7.65 × 1.47 inPublished:May 5, 2011Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847081762

ISBN - 13:9781847081766

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Editorial Reviews

"[Jacobs] conveys the region's difficulties and challenges as well as its beauty and enduring fascination" - Publishers Weekly

"Andes is an engrossing read, written with historical depth, dry wit and moments of endearment." - Globe and Mail