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Title The physical geography of Brazil [electronic resource] : environment, vegetation and landscape / André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos, Julio César Paisani, editors.

Published Cham : Springer, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Geography of the physical environment, 2366-8865
Geography of the physical environment.
Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2019 English+International
Notes Includes index.
Contents Intro; Contents; Editors and Contributors; 1 Introduction; Abstract; References; 2 Pampa: The South Brazil; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Elements and Dynamics of the Pampa Landscape; 2.2.1 Sul-Rio-Grandense Plateau; 2.2.2 Central Depression; 2.2.3 Meridional Plateau; 2.2.4 Cuesta do Haedo; 2.3 Conservational Aspects in the Pampa Landscape Unit; 2.4 Final Considerations; References; 3 Subtropical Araucaria Plateaus; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Geology; 3.3 Geomorphology; 3.4 Climate; 3.5 Vegetation; 3.6 Surface Formations; 3.7 Final Considerations; References; 4 Atlantic Tropical Brazil
Abstract4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Geology; 4.3 Geomorphology; 4.4 Climate; 4.5 Soil; 4.6 Water Resources; 4.6.1 Water as a Resource; 4.6.2 Surface Water Resources; 4.6.3 Groundwater Resources; 4.6.4 Degradation of Water Resources; 4.7 Biodiversity; 4.8 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 5 Pantanal: The Brazilian Wetlands; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Geology; 5.3 Climate and the Reason for the Floods; 5.4 Relief; 5.5 Soils, Vegetation, and Fauna; 5.6 Water Resources and Environmental Issues; 5.7 Final Considerations; References; 6 Semi-humid: The Landscape of Central Brazil; Abstract
6.1 Introduction6.2 Geology and Relief Setting; 6.3 Climate; 6.4 Soils; 6.5 Flora and Fauna; 6.6 Hydric Resources; 6.7 Conclusions; References; 7 The Semi-arid Domain of the Northeast of Brazil; Abstract; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Geomorphology and Geological Framework; 7.3 Geomorphology: Landscape Compartments; 7.3.1 Highlands and Depressions in Proterozoic Cratons, Orogens, and Basins; 7.3.2 Highlands and Depression on Neoproterozoic Fold-Belts and Intrusions; 7.3.3 Intermontane Depressions on Fold-belts and Intrusive Suites; 7.3.4 Plateaus and Depressions on Phanerozoic Basins
7.3.5 Depression in Sedimentary Basins7.3.6 Piedmonts in Proterozoic Orogens, Magmatic Suites, Fold-Belts, and Marginal Rift Basins; 7.4 Forms of Fluvial and Wind Accumulation; 7.5 The Climate of Northeast Brazil; 7.5.1 The Issue of Seasonality; 7.5.2 The Characteristics of the Brazilian Semi-arid Climate; 7.5.3 Areas of Climatic Exceptionality Within the Semi-arid; 7.5.4 Water Resources; Drainage Systems; Structural Controls and Drainage Patterns; 7.5.5 Soils; 7.5.6 Vegetation; 7.5.7 Main Environmental Issues; 7.5.8 Final Considerations; References
8 The Cocais Forest LandscapeAbstract; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Climate; 8.3 Geology; 8.4 Geomorphology; 8.5 Hydrography; 8.6 Soils; 8.7 Vegetation; 8.8 Final Considerations; References; 9 Amazonia; Abstract; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Geology; 9.2.1 The Amazonian Craton; 9.2.2 Phanerozoic Sedimentary Covers; 9.3 Climate; 9.4 Relief; 9.4.1 Plateaus, Stepped Levels and Depressions of the Northern Amazon; 9.4.2 Mountains, Plateaus, Stepped Levels and Depressions of Southern Amazon; 9.4.3 Phanerozoic Sedimentary Basins and Covers of the Amazon/Solimões Rivers and Associated Cenozoic Deposits
Other author Salgado, André Augusto Rodrigues.
Santos, Leonardo José Cordeiro.
Paisani, Julio César.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Physical geography -- Brazil.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030043339 (electronic bk.)
3030043339 (electronic bk.)