viernes, 15 de julio de 2011

The Look of Iceland (summary)

The Look of Iceland (summary): In April 2010, in the midst of economic crisis, Iceland had to face a volcano that paralysed his main income, tourism. Geologist and writer, David Rabadà left alone in Iceland in the summer of 2010 to find answers to many questions about the guilt of all, the unpronounceable Eyjafjallajökull, a crater ash which paralysed all European airports. That was the trigger of curiosity geologist and the engine of weeks travelling to three questions that the press of time did not respond. It was as dangerous as some media claimed? Why such a stunted crater had become so explosive? And the most important issue, was necessary to close so many days all the European airports, or was it all a mistake will never admit the political mediocrity? To find answers to these questions the author proposed to visit Eyjafjallajökull crater, which led him to make a second trip on the island in winter 2011. Chasing that goal is succeeded many anecdotes and described difficulties with good humour will show in detail the Icelandic landscape and the lives of its people. This narrative, novel and travel guide also, explains the close relationship about three apparently unconnected events, the Icelandic economic crisis, the collapse of his government and the outraged movement. The coexistence of the author with many Icelanders discovered the essence of it all, some adventures that will guide you to the real protagonist of his journey, a look, The Look of Iceland.

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