Australia by Rail

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Hunter Publishing, Inc, 1993 - TRAVEL - 144 pages
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When the Moors spread across the country during the eighth century they could never penetrate the Pyrenees, though they left quite a legacy in other parts of Aragón. By the ninth century the Christians had begun to reconsolidate in the Pyrenees; they formed the Kingdom of Aragón and made Jaca - today the most popular village among mountain sportsters - their earliest capital. The Romanesque churches scattered throughout the Pyrenees stand as a genteel testament to the devotion and determination of these rallying Christians. During the 12th century they had worked their way south into the wide.
 

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Contents

Preface
Introduction
How To Use This Book
Geography
Environment
Flora
Wildlife
Protected Natural Areas Espacios Protegidos
Choice Itineraries
Getting Here Getting Around
Essential Information
Accommodations
Dining
Special Concerns
Aragón
History

Climate
Government Economy
History
Population Demographics
Foods
Major Holidays Festivals
Spectator Sports
Arts Architecture
Travel Living Information
When to Go
What to Wear
Currency
The Best of Spain
Adventures
Zaragoza
The Aragón Pyrenees
Additional Reading
Spanish Vocabulary
  DAYS OF THE WEEK
  MONTHS OF THE YEAR
NUMBERS
  CONVERSATION
  TELLING TIME
  DIRECTIONS
  ACCOMMODATIONS
  EATING DRINKING
  TRAVEL
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About the author (1993)

Nick Garbutt, Hilary Bradt and Derek Schuurman have all worked as tour leaders in Madagascar. Their intimate knowledge of the country and professional photography are brought together in this guide.

Colin Taylor, retired associate professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences and Planning at the University of Queensland, Australia, has held town-planning positions in Victoria, Tasmania, and Scotland, and has given conference papers and talks on planning and transportation all over the world. He has also produced articles and broadcasts on the fascination of railways. In the last thirty years he has taken more than 6000 rail journeys in Australia and overseas, covering some 375,000 miles. He compiles the biennial World Speed Review for "Railway Gazette International" and is also the author of "Great Rail Non-Journeys of Australia," "Steel Roads of Australia" and "Traincatcher."

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