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Title Geomorphological landscapes of the world / Piotr Migoń, editor.

Published New York : Springer, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 375 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mackenzie Delta: An Archetypal Permafrost Landscape -- South Nahanni: High-Latitude Limestone Landscapes -- Channeled Scablands: A Megaflood Landscape -- Badlands of the Northern Great Plains: Hell with the Fires Out -- Canyonlands and Arches: Windows on Landscapes in the American Southwest -- Grand Canyon: The Puzzle of the Colorado River -- Parícutin Volcano: To the Other Side -- Cockpit Country of Jamaica: An Island Within an Island -- Gran Sabana: The World's Finest Quartzite Karst? -- Rio de Janeiro: A Metropolis Between Granite-Gneiss Massifs -- Iguazu Falls: A History of Differential Fluvial Incision -- Southern Patagonian Andes: The Largest Mountain Ice Cap of the Southern Hemisphere -- Dry Valleys: An Ancient and Cold Desert in Antarctica -- Drakensberg Escarpment: Mountains of Geomorphic Diversity -- Victoria Falls: Mosi-oa-Tunya -- The Smoke That Thunders -- Spitzkoppe: The World of Granite Landforms -- Namib Sand Sea: Large Dunes in an Ancient Desert -- North-Eastern Niger: Sandstone Landscape of the Sahara -- Afar Triangle: Rift Valleys and Volcanoes over Plate Divergence -- Dolomites: The Spectacular Landscape of the Pale Mountains -- Saxon-Bohemian Switzerland: Sandstone Rock Cities and Fascination in a Romantic Landscape -- Dorset and East Devon Coast: England's Geomorphological World Heritage Site -- Fjords of Norway: Complex Origin of a Scenic Landscape -- Iceland: Glaciers and Volcanoes in the North Atlantic -- Dead Sea Graben: Geomorphology of the Lowest Spot on Earth -- Western Ghat: The Great Escarpment of India -- Pokhara Valley: A Product of a Natural Catastrophe -- Loess Plateau of China: Aeolian Sedimentation and Fluvial Erosion, Both with Superlative Rates -- Sanqingshan: The Incredible Granite Peaks of Eastern China -- Guangxi Karst: The Fenglin and Fengcong Karst of Guilin and Yangshuo -- Mt. Fuji: The Beauty of a Symmetric Stratovolcano -- Mulu: The World's Most Spectacular Tropical Karst -- Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas): Inselbergs of Central Australia -- Bungle Bungle: Tower Karst in Sandstone -- Wellington's Tectonic Landscape: Astride a Plate Boundary -- Pacific Atolls: A World Apart -- World Heritage and Geomorphology.
Summary Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected 'classic' sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty.
Language notes English.
Other author Migoń, Piotr.
Subject Geomorphology.
fysische geografie
physical geography
Geography (General)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789048130559
Standard Number 10.1007/978-90-481-3055-9