Focus ouf Island (German)
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Focus on Iceland was first published by Salka in 2008. The book includes a road map around Iceland, explanations of place names, about 600 quality photos, informative text by the Geophysicist Ari Trausti Guðmundsson, and index.
This comprehensive road guide reveals the essence of history, human activities, living nature and geology as you travel to almost all corners of Iceland; or just simply entertains the armchair tourist.
Focus on Iceland suggests where to go and what to discover.
Focus on Iceland suggests:
- Where to go
- What to discover
- Road map and site map
- Explanations of place names
- About 600 quaility photopraphs
- Informative text
Rafn Hafnfjörð (1928-2011) continuously photographed Iceland since 1955 for the purpose of promoting the country. His photographs have been published in travel brochures, on postcards, calendars, stamps and web pages. In 1998, 32 pictures were printed on 20 million coffee cream cartons which were distributed in airports, hotels and restaurants across Europe. In 2008, a selection of 36 of his photos were printed on a Memory playing game published by Ravensburger.
Rafn placed special emphasis on the landscape and on outdoor pursuits, in particular angling.
Ari Trausti Guðmundsson (b. 1948 in Reykjavík) has chiefly been active as a non-fiction writer in the fields of geology, volcanology, astronomy, environmental science and mountaineering, with over 20 published book titles. His parental family stems from Iceland and Germany/Austria.
Educated as a geophysicist in Norway and Iceland, Ari Trausti is well known in Iceland, not only as an author, but also from radio and television programs and documentaries which he has written and hosted. He is also noted as a mountaineer, Arctic traveller and contributor to scientific exhibitions and museums. He is an international member of the Explorers Club.
Ari Trausti has published poetry and short stories in magazines and anthologies since the 1970's. In 2002 he received the Laxness literary prize for his collection of twelve short stories (Roadlines). He has published three collections of poems (in 2004, 2006 and 2008) and two novels, in 2006 and 2007 (The Land of Silence).
Ari Trausti received, besides the Laxness Prize, the Aurelio Pecei Prize (Italy) in 1998, the Honorary Literary Prize for non-fiction from The Library Fund in 1999 and was nominated for the Literary Prize of Iceland in 2001. He received the Prize for Communication in Science from the Icelandic Centre for Research in 2007.