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Karst in China : its geomorphology and environment

Author: Marjorie Mary Sweeting
Publisher: Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 1995.
Series: Springer series in physical environment, vol. 15
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chinese methods of studying karst differ somewhat from those in the West and these are discussed, analzyed and evaluated in this text. Limestone areas are sensitive to environmental influences and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Mary Sweeting
ISBN: 3540588469 9783540588467 0387588469 9780387588469
OCLC Number: 246728769
Description: XI, 265 S : ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
Contents: 1 The Physical Context of Karst in China.- 1.1 The General Physical Setting.- 1.2 The Distribution and Nature of Carbonate Rocks in China.- 1.3 Tectonic Controls.- 1.4 Present-Day Climatic Controls.- 1.5 The Importance of Quaternary Climatic Change.- 1.6 The Distinctive Character of the Chinese Karst Environment.- 2 The Significance and History of Karst Studies in China.- 2.1 Western Knowledge of Karst in China.- 2.2 The History of Development of Karst Studies in China.- 2.3 The Resources and Attitudes to Karst Science in China.- 3 Karst Terminology and Karst Types in China.- 3.1 Karst Terminology.- 3.2 Karst Types.- 3.3 The Main Types of Chinese Karst.- 3.3.1 Peak Forest (Fenglin) Guangxi Type.- 3.3.2 Plateau-Canyon Type (Guizhou Type).- 3.3.3 High and Medium Mountain Canyon Type.- 3.3.4 Periglacial Type (Tibet Plateau Type).- 3.3.5 Hill and Wide-Valley Type (Central Shandong).- 3.3.6 Loess Mountain Valley Type (Shanxi Type).- 3.3.7 Buried Karst or Deep Karst.- 3.3.7.1 The Bohai Gulf Type.- 3.3.7.2 Sichuan Buried Karst Type.- 4 The Guilin Karst.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Peak Forest (Fenglin).- 4.2.1 Caves in the Fenglin.- 4.2.2 Hydrology of the Fenglin.- 4.3 The Peak Cluster (Fengcong).- 4.3.1 Caves in the Peak Cluster.- 4.4 Age and Origin of the Guilin Karst.- 5 The Cone Karsts of Guizhou.- 5.1 The Cone Karst of Shuicheng.- 5.2 The Canyons of Guizhou.- 5.3 The Caves of Guizhou.- 5.4 The Slope Zone of Maolan.- 5.5 The Age and Origin of the Karst in Guizhou.- 6 The Karsts of Yunnan.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Conclusions on the Karst of Yunnan.- 7 Karst in Other Parts of South China.- 7.1 Karst in Southern and Western Guangxi.- 7.2 Karst in Hunan and Hubei and the Changjiang Gorges.- 7.3 Karst in the Lower Changjiang Region.- 7.4 Conclusions on the Karst of South China.- 8 The Karsts of North China.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Karst in the Qinling Mountains.- 8.3 The Shanxi Plateau.- 8.4 The Karst of Shandong.- 8.5 The Karst of the Zhoukoudian and Xishan Areas, SW of Beijing and Other Hilly Areas near Beijing.- 8.6 Karsts in NE China.- 8.7 Deep or Buried Block Mountain Karst in N China.- 8.8 Conclusions on the Karsts of N China.- 9 High Altitude Karst: The High Mountain Karst of West Sichuan.- 9.1 The High Mountain Karst of West Sichuan.- 10 The Karst of Tibet and Other Parts of Chinese Central Asia.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 The General Context of Karst of Tibet.- 10.3 Chemical Features of Karst Groundwaters in Tibet.- 10.4 Surface Karst Features.- 10.5 Caves and Cave Sediments.- 10.6 Some Conclusions on the Tibetan Karst.- 10.7 The Salt Karst of the Qaidam Depression.- 10.8 Conclusions on the Karst in Tibet and Chinese Central Asia.- 11 Karst Hydrogeology and Chemical Characteristics of the Karst Water.- 11.1 General Comments and Behaviour of Karst Water.- 11.2 Contrasts Between Karst Water in North and South China.- 11.3 Karst Water Heterogeneity.- 11.4 Epikarstic Water.- 11.5 The Chemical Quality of the Karst Water.- 11.6 Conclusion.- 12 The Position of China in World Karst Studies.- 12.1 Geological Influences.- 12.2 Physiographical Influences.- 12.3 Climatic Influences.- 12.4 Influences of the Quaternary Period.- 12.5 Influences of Land Exploitation.- References.
Series Title: Springer series in physical environment, vol. 15
Responsibility: Marjorie M. Sweeting.

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