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Author Tapiador, Francisco J., author.

Title The geography of Spain : a complete synthesis / Francisco J. Tapiador.

Published Cham : Springer, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
Series World regional geography book series, 2363-9083
World regional geography book series.
Springer Earth and Environmental Science eBooks 2020 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface -- Chapter 1. The art and science of describing a country -- Chapter 2. Spain: a privileged land, strong in its diversity -- Chapter 3. General data about Spain -- Part I: Natural Factors -- Chapter 4. The relief: a mountainous country -- Chapter 5. Underwater Spain: the hidden country -- Chapter 6. The geological history: a unique event -- Chapter 7. Lithology: the fourfold scheme -- Chapter 8. Climates: a North-South gradient -- Chapter 9. The fresh waters: a precious but scarce resource -- Chapter 10. The tree cover: the remains of green Spain -- Chapter 11. Biodiversity: a lively country -- Chapter 12. Natural risks and hazards -- Part II: Anthropic Components -- Chapter 13. The history on the territory -- Chapter 14. The state and the institutions: solid ground -- Chapter 15. The state and the institutions: solid ground -- Chapter 16. Population: sudden ongoing changes -- Chapter 17. Society: inclusive and progressive -- Chapter 18. Infrastructures: an efficient network -- Chapter 19. Economy: a services-based specialization -- Chapter 20. Trade: foods, cars and machinery -- Chapter 21. Primary sector: a new countryside -- Chapter 22. Industry: the importance of food -- Chapter 23. Tourism: the key player -- Chapter 24. Heritage: a treasure chest -- Chapter 25. Education: a high-quality system -- Chapter 26. Science and technology: below potential -- Chapter 27. Domestic politics: new scenarios -- Chapter 28. Geopolitics: waning influence -- Part III: A comprehensive synthesis -- Chapter 29. Strategic analysis: a SWOT approach -- Chapter 30. Verifying the hypothesis: the uniqueness of Spain -- Chapter 31. Conclusion and outlook: a bright future for a great country -- Appendixes -- Index.
Summary This book is the latest and most comprehensive reference to the regional geography of Spain, taking into account emergent issues such as biodiversity, climate change and nationalism. It appeals to scientists as well as to students and instructors and all fields of geography, regional, environmental and cultural studies, and business related disciplines. It covers the whole range of topics from the physical to the human geography of Spain and provides detailed insights into all 17 autonomous communities. Dozens of GIS maps and hundreds of photographs and images including remote sensing imagery make this volume a must have for every geography department.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Spain -- Geography.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783030189075 (electronic bk.)
3030189074 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-030-18907-5

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