he Geological Survey of Spain (Instituto Geológico y Minero de
España, IGME) with the aid of the Goverment Institution of National
Parks, continues with this geological guide the collection of Geological
Guidebooks of National Parks.
The main task of this collection is to make geological guidebooks
available to the visitors and researchers of the National Parks. Within
these guidebooks, the geology and its processes are described in an
easy and divulgative way and also with scientific strictness.
Each guidebook is accompanied by a geological map showing the
more important geological formations in relation to the generation
and evolution of the landscape. This map was made over a digital
elevation model that generates a better landscape expression and a
good quality design.
The Geological Guide to the Teide National Park is the first one in this
collection due to the existence of very well presåerved volcanoes that are
very attractive for tourism.
This guidebook contains a general description of the geological and geo-
morphological processes that affect the territory encompassed in the
Park, within the context of the Tenerife Volcanic Island.
A series of specific chapters with the most important geological routes
and a description of the general and specific geology to be found in each
one is also included.
There is an Appendix with a select bibliography and a glossary of the
geological and volcanological terms used in the text.
Roberto RODRÍGUEZ FERNÁNDEZ