Lima: Bee Creative; Compañía de Minas Buenaventura, 2018. color plates, ports., ports., map, color pict. boards, color pict. d.j. Item #119214

Book of photographs by Walter H. Hust dedicated to his mentor and friend Maurice of Romaña (Arequipa, 1935-2023), the active protector of the ethnic communities, the flora and the fauna of the Andean region of Arequipa. An agronomist by profession, he also took the time, among other things, to write two books on the Colca Valley, to preside over Prodena Arequipa (Pro Defensa de la Naturaleza), to develop the proposal to convert the Mismi (where the most remote source of the Amazon River is located) into a National Park and to make the Valley of the Volcanoes known to the world. "Few people have done so much for Arequipa. In Buenaventura, Mauricio was our alley to raise alpacas, generate tourism, build roads, and dominate the high Andean landscapes, of Arequipa of which few city dwellers even know about.” --Page 16. CONTENTS: Presentación = Presentation / David Gobitz -- El señor de los abismos = The lord of the abysses / Raúl Benavidez Ganoza -- Prólogo = Prologue / Carlos Amat y León -- Costa y humedales. Tesoros frente al mar = Coast and Wetlands. Treasures by the Sea -- Atiquipa y San José: El encanto de los extremos = Arequipa and San José: The Charm of Extremes -- Valle del Colca. Geografía en escala gigante = Colca Valley. Geography on a Giant Scale -- Los colaguas = The Collaguas -- Valle de los Volcanes. Bajo el signo del fuego = Under the Sign of Fire -- La expedición Shippee Johnson = The Shippee Johnson Expedition -- Valle de Cotahuasi. Memorias del abismo. = Cotahuasi Valley -- Valley of the Volcanoes -- Aventura en Cotahuasi = Adventure in Cotahuasi -- Mismi. El origen del Amazonas = Mismi. The Origin of the Amazon -- Un parque nacional = A National Park -- Mauricio de Romaña: Boceto de un visionario = Sketch of a Visionary -- Leyendas complementarias = Additional Captions. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXTS.

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