02 November 2006


New Holland, £8.99 (£8.10); 1-84330-943-2

All the islands in the Canary archipelago are volcanic, but Lanzarote’s volcanic features are more impressive than the others. Its Timanfaya National Park contains more than 30 volcanic cones; and their dark jagged lava flows, where little can grow, are known as the badlands, as the sign pictured right indicates. From a neat little Globetrotter guide book, Lanzarote, by Rowland Mead,  which has its own pull-out map tucked into the back flap of its clear protective plastic cover

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