The gateway to a great adventure, Walk! The Costa del Sol explores the walking opportunities around the resorts of Torre del Mar, Torrox, Nerja, Maro, and Almunecar, and the pueblos blancos villages of the Axarquia (Frigiliana, Competa, Canillas, Sayalonga, Salares, and Sedella). Featuring a wide range of walks including coastal promenades, fun days out splashing about in rivers, traditional donkey trails, bucolic paths, breathtaking views, adventurous excursions into the wild valleys and craggy peaks of the sierras Tejeda and Almijara, and a hike up the Iberian Peninsula's westernmost 2000-metre summit, the book has something for everybody, from the holidaymaker who fancies a day away from the beach to the serious hiker on a dedicated walking trip.
France, 1791. Amid the political turmoil of the French Revolution, another revolution is taking place, an ambitious project to remeasure the Paris meridian, thus determining the precise distance from the North Pole to the Equator in order to calculate a new base unit of length, the meter, establishing a rational system of measurement based on nature that will unite all people of all nations for all time.
A young surveyor and would be savant sets out for Southern France, charged with reconnoitering the ground ahead of the main expedition and drawing preliminary maps of poorly charted land near the frontier with Spain. In the course of his travels, he realizes people are rarely rational and not everyone wants to live in a savant's utopia. He also discovers love, rivalry, murder, and a sense of place as he pieces together a map of life that will serve him for the rest of his days.
THE MEASURE OF THE WORLD is a tale of adventure and misadventure exploring how maps tell stories, charting physical and metaphysical ways through the world, defining who we think we are and what we value.
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