Cycling the Canal de la Garonne

From Bordeaux to Toulouse
Author: Declan Lyons
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783626909
Category: Travel
Page: 192
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This guidebook presents a cycle ride along the Canal de la Garonne in the south of France. The 290km route is covered in 7 stages from bustling Bordeaux to the splendid rose city of Toulouse, with a 135km excursion from to Lacanau on the Atlantic coast. Optional side trips explore the countryside and historical towns and villages, including Agen, Moissac, Marmande and Montauban. Mainly flat and easy cycling, including 193km along the main canal towpath, this is an easy route suitable for lone cyclists, families, groups and those using e-bikes. It is perfect for those planning a cycling holiday, and for people boating on the canal or holidaying nearby who want to get out and explore. A detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 maps, with fascinating information about the places encountered along the route and notes on the region's history and the building of the canal. The guidebook also contains practical information on travel, choosing the right bike and equipment, facilities and cycle shops.


Author: Lorenz Diefenbach
Publisher: N.A
Page: 349
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Jacques Maritain

An Intellectual Profile
Author: Jude P. Dougherty
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813218209
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 136
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In Jacques Maritain: An Intellectual Profile, Jude P. Dougherty shares his lifetime interest in and study of Maritain with readers. He offers the most complete introduction to Maritain yet to be published, highlighting Maritain's many contributions to philosophy.

La Parfaite Grammaire Royale Françoise et Allemande

Das ist: Vollkommene Königl. Frantz. Teutsche Grammatica, Mit neuen und sehr nützlichen Reguln, Nebst einem verbesserten Wörter-Buche, manierlichen Gesprächen und zierlichen Redens-Arten, auserlesenen Sprüchen, artigen Historien und sinnreichen Einfällen, anmuthigen und ietziger Zeit wohlgesetzten Briefen
Author: ... Des Pepliers
Publisher: N.A
Page: 590
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Climatic Variability in Sixteenth-Century Europe and Its Social Dimension

Author: Christian Pfister,Rudolf Brázdil,Rüdiger Glaser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401592594
Category: Science
Page: 354
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A multidecadal cooling is known to have occurred in Europe in the final decades of the sixteenth-century. It is still open to debate as to what might have caused the underlying shifts in atmospheric circulation and how these changes affected societies. This book is the fruit of interdisciplinary cooperation among 37 scientists including climatologists, hydrologists, glaciologists, dendroclimatologists, and economic and cultural historians. The known documentary climatic evidence from six European countries is compared to results of tree-ring studies. Seasonal temperature and precipitation are estimated from this data and monthly mean surface pressure patterns in the European area are reconstructed for outstanding anomalies. Results are compared to fluctuations of Alpine glaciers and to changes in the frequency of severe floods and coastal storms. Moreover, the impact of climate change on grain prices and wine production is assessed. Finally, it is convincingly argued that witches at that time were burnt as scapegoats for climatic change.