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Switzerland – Landscapes

Switzerland is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Central Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41285 km2 (15940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 7.9 million people concentrates mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found. Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zurich and Geneva. The Swiss Confederation has a long history of neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. It pursues, however, an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area — although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. In nominal terms, Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, with a nominal per capita

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Living Landscapes: The World’s Most Beautiful Places [HD DVD]

Living Landscapes: The World’s Most Beautiful Places [HD DVD]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This disc will only play on an HD-DVD player. It will not play on a Blu-ray or standard DVD player. This HD-DVD “best of” program features naturally recorded surround-sound for a true nature experience, and relaxing music by Emmy Award winning composer Gary Malkin and others. An inter-active playback feature allows you to select any one of 9 HD environments for continuous repeated playback. Experience the peace and tranquility of the Grand Tetons reflected in pristine mountain lakes. Descend into the mists of Costa Rica’s cloud forest as hummingbirds and macaws fly across your home theatre sound space. Feel the warm rays of the sunrise peaking through golden clouds on Maui’s famed Haleakala Crater. Transport yours

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Walking in Italy: Exploring Italy’s Great Cities and Finest Landscapes on Foot

Walking in Italy: Exploring Italy’s Great Cities and Finest Landscapes on Foot

The best way to appreciate Italy is undoubtedly on foot, whether you are visiting a city for the first time or venturing out into the Italian countryside. You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy a well-informed stroll around Verona or even a two-day hike along the sparkling coastline of the Cinque Terre. This book helps you plan your journey and enjoy the best of Italy. It offers alternative walking tours in Rome, Florence, and Venice, suggests routes around such gems as Sienna and Perugia, and leads you into Italy’s most stunning landscapes and national parks. The day walks and two-day itineraries are designed with occasional walkers in mind and never take you too far from a comfortable hotel bed and a good meal. A lucid and lively

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Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects.   Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Bug

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