The Carpathians Integrating Nature and Society Towards Sustainability

This book presents a wide range of problems related to sustainable development in the Carpathian region that were discussed during the 1st Forum Carpaticum held in 2010 in Kraków, Poland.

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Author: Jacek Kozak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642127250

Category: Nature

Page: 717

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The book includes a broad spectrum of perspectives from different scientific disciplines (both the natural and social sciences) as well as practical knowledge. It gives a new insight into the Carpathian mountain region

Into the Carpathians

The journey continues in Part 2 of Into the Carpathians: a compelling chronicle of a hiking and wildlife research expedition along the Carpathian and Sudeten Mountains, from Romania to Germany, some 800 miles as the crow flies.

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Author: Alan E. Sparks

Publisher: Rainy Day Publishing

ISBN: 9780578705729

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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The journey continues in Part 2 of Into the Carpathians: a compelling chronicle of a hiking and wildlife research expedition along the Carpathian and Sudeten Mountains, from Romania to Germany, some 800 miles as the crow flies. Still on the trail of wolves, we now explore the enchanting mountain landscapes of Slovakia, Poland, and the Czech Republic, where encounters with wolves, bears, and lynx; lumberjacks, shepherds, and outlaws; poets, tyrants, and saints; sprites, spirits, and witches; and such ancient peoples as Neanderthals, Celts, and Quadi—and such imposing historical figures as Marcus Aurelius of the Roman Empire, Prince Svatopluk of Great Moravia, Stephen I of the Kingdom of Hungary, Bolesław the Brave of the Kingdom of Poland, and Jan Sobieski of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth—give us broad insight into the natural, historical, and mythological forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the cultures, nations, and psyches along the way. 72 fascinating color photographs also emblaze this memorable trek.

Into the Carpathians

202 203 west), the Celts brought advanced smelting technology into the Carpathians, including the manufacture of high-quality weapons, which they sold to customers such as the Dacians. At least some of the Celtic cultural presence in ...

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Author: Alan E. Sparks

Publisher: Rainy Day Publishing

ISBN: 9781633931541

Category: Travel

Page: 356

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A compelling chronicle of a hiking and wildlife research expedition along the Carpathian and Sudeten Mountains, from Romania to Germany, some 800 miles as the crow flies. (This volume, Part 1, covers the first half of the journey, through Romania and Ukraine.) On the trail of wolves, we are led deep into the dark forests, misty hills, and intriguing history of this fabled landscape, where encounters with wolves, bears, and lynx; werewolves, vampires, and witches; lumberjacks, shepherds, and recluses; poets, tyrants, and saints; deities, demons, and sirens; and such imposing historical figures as Attila the Hun, Vlad the Impaler, and Volodymyr the Great provide broad insight into the natural, historical, and mythological forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, the cultures, nations, and psyches along the way. 63 beautiful color photographs also emblaze this memorable trek.

Into the Carpathians

The Carpathian Mountains-legendary land of natural beauty, Gothic castles, and dreadful battles.

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Author: Alan E. Sparks

Publisher:

ISBN: 1633932427

Category: Travel

Page: 380

View: 151

The Carpathian Mountains-legendary land of Gothic castles, eerie accents, and the depredations of vampires and werewolves. But what are the Carpathian Mountains really like? Enter Into the Carpathians to discover a beautiful and enchanting world of adventure, history, mystery, and more!

Into the Carpathians

The Carpathian Mountains-fabled land of natural beauty, Gothic castles, and dreadful battles. But what are these mountains really like? Enter "Into the Carpathians" to discover an enchanting world of adventure, history, mystery, and more!

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Author: Alan E. Sparks

Publisher: Koehler Books

ISBN: 1633931536

Category: Travel

Page: 380

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The Carpathian Mountains--legendary land of Gothic castles, eerie accents, and the depredations of vampires and werewolves. But what are the Carpathian Mountains really like? Do Western readers know what really lurks in the dense forests blanketing the steep mountain slopes? (The most significant populations of wild animals remaining in Europe west of Russia.) Do they know what survives in the scenic valleys and on the lofty meadows? (The "old life" of rural Europe.) Do they know what diverse forms the craggy ridges have given to the many cultures and nations of Central and Eastern Europe, and to human imaginations the world over? (Too varied to summarize on a cover.) Do they know how it feels to explore the landscape's challenging contours? (Invigorating, rewarding, exasperating, enlightening...) Enter Into the Carpathians to discover a beautiful and enchanting world of adventure, history, mystery, and more!

Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians

bypassed moldavia to reach the northern slopes of the carpathians. there was no major movement of migration from moldavia north into poland. But for me the most convincing argument is chronological: all the characteristics that are held ...

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Author: John-Paul Himka

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802098092

Category: Art

Page: 301

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Few subjects in Christianity have inspired artists as much as the last judgment. Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians examines images of the last judgment from the fifteenth century to the present in the Carpathian mountain region of Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, and Romania, as a way to consider history free from the traditional frameworks and narratives of nations. Over ten years, John-Paul Himka studied last-judgment images throughout the Carpathians and found a distinctive and transnational blending of Gothic, Byzantine, and Novgorodian art in the region. Piecing together the story of how these images were produced and how they developed, Himka traces their origins on linden boards and their evolution on canvas and church walls. Tracing their origins with monks, he follows these images' increased popularity as they were commissioned by peasants and shepherds whose tastes so shocked bishops that they ordered the destruction of depictions of sexual themes and grotesque forms of torture. A richly illustrated and detailed account of history through a style of art, Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians will find a receptive audience with art historians, religious scholars, and slavists.

The Carpathians and Their Foreland

to early Paleogene, two large paleovalleys and submarine canyons were cut into the foreland plate and filled with deep-water Paleogene strata. The Carpathian orogenic system, as we know it today, evolved during the late Paleozoic, ...

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Author: Jan Golonka

Publisher: AAPG

ISBN: 9780891813651

Category: Science

Page: 600

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Fossils of the Carpathian Region

By this time, in the area of the present-day Carpathian Basin, the central basin of the Paratethys (already isolated from the rest of the world's oceans) and continental terrane rising up above the sea can be found.

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Author: István Fozy

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253009876

Category: Nature

Page: 1188

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István Fozy and István Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region's fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of this region, special attention is given to rare finds and complete skeletons. The region's fossils range from tiny foraminifera to the Transylvanian dinosaurs and mammals of the Carpathian Basin. The book also gives nonspecialists the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of paleontology. Sidebars present brief biographies of important figures and explain how to collect, prepare, and interpret fossils.

On the Geological Structure of the Alps Apennines and Carpathians

of rocks; inasmuch as these fossils have a vertical range from the secondary greensand upwards to beds thousands of feet above the equivalent of the white chalk. In the Carpathians, the same or nearly the same lithological character ...

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Author: Roderick Impey Murchison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108072564

Category: History

Page: 176

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Murchison's authoritative study of 1849 which transformed contemporary understanding of European geology.

Mountains of Romania

The Carpathians Mountains The Carpathian Mountains are the eastern wing of the great Central Mountain System of Europe, curving 1500 km ( 900 miles) along the borders of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, ...

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Author: Florian Ion Petrescu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1481132024

Category: Travel

Page: 82

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The Carpathians Mountains The Carpathian Mountains are the eastern wing of the great Central Mountain System of Europe, curving 1500 km ( 900 miles) along the borders of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro and northern Hungary. Romania contains by far the largest area of the Carpathians, and forms the eastern and southern boundaries of the region. 55.2% of the Carpathian region is located within Romania. 47.4% of Romanian territory is part of the Carpathian mountain range. The Romanian Carpathians are divided into three groups: Eastern Carpathians, Southern Carpathians and Western Carpathians. The highest peaks are in the Southern Carpathians - Moldoveanu (2544 m/8,346 feet) and Negoiu (2535 m/8,316 feet) The Carpathians' ensemble is characterized by its varied landscape owing to the different types of relief particularities (glacial, karstic, riverine, structural-lithological), the alternation of mountainous and depressions units, gorges and valleys and the diversity and configuration of the vegetation. They contain the highest concentration of large carnivores in Europe, with estimates of over 6000 brown bears, 2500 wolves and some 1750 lynx living in the region. The Romanian Carpathians represent an exceptional tourist attraction. The flora of the Carpathians includes 1350 species, among which 116 are endemic. The Carpathian floral year begins at the end of February - the beginning of March, with the colsfoot, the snowdrop, the hollow wort and the pheasant's eye. The rose bay flowers at the beginning of June, when the mountain slopes above the juniper belt become red being covered by the splendid carpet of rose bay. It is indeed a special event. In July and August, the lawns, the slides and the rock walls are turned into multicolored canvases by the other plants in bloom: little lilies of the valley, pigeon chins, various species of pursuance, bird's eye, saxifrages, spotted gentian and the yellow gentian. Autumn time is announced by the amellus starwort (Aster amellus) and the swallow wort gentian. The fauna of the Romanian Carpathians is extremely rich and varied. There are numerous and various species of insects that can be seen everywhere. On the blooming alpine lawns, one's attention is drawn by many butterflies and all sorts of beetles. The trout and the umber live in the clear mountain rivers. Occasionally, one can come across the salamander in the deep damp holes of beech forests. The snake of Aesculap hides in the leafy forests and you can see the adder-with-cross on the sunny slopes. In the forest area, up to the alpine zone, live the lizards. In the beech forest live around 100 species of birds; in the common spruce forest around 40 others; and in the superior areas 13 more species. You can also see the titmouse, the woodpecker, or the gray owl. Birds are loyal guests of Romania's sky. Try to look for the plover, the longeared-lark, the common creeper and the rock-eagle. Most of the mammals living in the Romanian Carpathians can be found in the forests: the Carpathian stag, the brown bear, the lynx, the weasel, the squirrel, the fox and so on. The rocky areas constitute the kingdom of the chamois, where the mountain salamander lives as well. Fauna Carpathians Mountain Romania Nature has been generous with the land of Romania, characterized by variety, proportion and harmony. So you can walk or climb just about anywhere you like, both during winter and summer time, as well as in spring or autumn. The Carpathians can be a great experience. And let's not forget about the large range of opportunities for hiking, mountain climbing and winter sports or about the natural therapeutical conditions or the coziness offered by the resorts which lie on this itinerary.