Switzerland and the Alpine Region, 1994
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Switzerland and the Alpine Region, 1994 The Most In-Depth Guide to the Beauty and Majesty of Switzerland and the Alpine Region by Margaret Zellers

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Published by Fielding Worldwide .
Written in English


  • Travel,
  • Travel - Foreign,
  • General,
  • Travel & holiday guides,
  • Europe - Switzerland,
  • Alps,
  • Description,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Switzerland

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages446
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12194117M
ISBN 101569520011
ISBN 109781569520017

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Trekking the Swiss Alpine Pass Route – Via Alpina 1. Kev Reynolds. (). This guidebook presents the stunning Alpine Pass Route, now fully waymarked as Via Alpina 1. The km trail traverses Switzerland from east to west, from Sargans near the Liechtenstein border to Montreux on Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). The geography of Switzerland encompasses the geographical features of Switzerland, a mountainous and landlocked country located in Western and Central rland is world-famous for the beauty and uniqueness of its landscapes. [citation needed] It is surrounded by 5 countries: Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, France to the west, Italy to the south and Area: Ranked   geneva ALPINE people power is telling. In , Swiss voters in a referendum backed a proposal put up by environmentalists to stop heavy lorries driving across the .   Most people will know Switzerland is home to world-class pistes, but wait for the snow to melt and you will discover some of Europe’s best golf courses. Luxury travel specialists Leo Trippi is offering the most avid golfers the opportunity to experience five of the best Alpine golf courses on a new day itinerary.

Geographically the country is divided between the Alpine region of the Swiss Alps in south, the Swiss Plateau with its rolling hills, plains, and large lakes, and the mountainous Jura in northwest. The country is a famous tourist destination for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and. Switzerland - Switzerland - Agriculture and forestry: About one-third of Switzerland’s land is devoted to agricultural production (grains, fodder, vegetables, fruits, and vineyards) and pasture. Some of the pastureland is used exclusively for mountain pasture, including the Monte Rosa region. The variation in soil quality within small areas in Switzerland, produced by geologic . Graubünden & the Engadine -- This high alpine region is the largest and most easterly of the cantons of ’s also one of the least populated, taking in about sq. km ( sq. miles) of glaciers and legions of jagged, wind-swept peaks. As they are mainly limited to the high Central Alps, however, this is not necessarily representative of the Alpine region as a whole. In order to paint a complete picture of glacial retreat in the Alps, a team of researchers from the Institute of Geography at FAU has for the first time measured changes to the area and height of all Alpine.

By now there is general agreement that the annual mean temperature of earth's surface has increased during the last century. Recently, it has become obvious that this warming is quite inhomogeneous i. Still now, roughly one third of the land surface in Switzerland devoted to agriculture is in the Alps. Around , heads of cattle including calves – one third of the national herd – spend some days in the summer, grazing on alpages. They are supported by 17, Alpine herdsmen and women. Alpine herding and farming. The Alpine region of Switzerland, conventionally referred to as the Swiss Alps (German: Schweizer Alpen, French: Alpes suisses, Italian: Alpi svizzere, Romansh: Alps svizras), represents a major natural feature of the country and is, along with the Swiss Plateau and the Swiss portion of the Jura Mountains, one of its three main physiographic regions.. The Swiss .   In the Alpine region similar temperature increases have been observed over the last ∼ years (e.g. Begert et al., , Böhm et al., , Kunz et al., in press). The amplitudes of these trends are twice or even three times as large as the global average figures for the last few decades (Philipona et al., , Böhm et al., ).