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Korea : a geography based on the author's travels and literature

Author: Hermann Lautensach; Katherine Dege; Eckart Dege
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1988.
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Supplemented with a Thoroughly Revised and Expanded Index


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lautensach, Hermann, 1886-1971.
Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hermann Lautensach; Katherine Dege; Eckart Dege
ISBN: 0387191399 9780387191393 3540191399 9783540191391 9783642735806 3642735800
OCLC Number: 18322205
Notes: Translation of: Korea : eine Landeskunde auf Grund eigener Reisen und der Literatur.
"Published by Dr. Wolf Tietze GeoWissenschaftliche GmbH"--Title page verso.
One coloured map on folded leaf in pocket.
Includes indexes.
Softcover reprint lacks folded map.
Description: xvii, 598 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: One: Geographical and Historical Background.- 1 Geographical Location and Boundaries.- 2 Topographical and Morphological Features.- 3 Place Names and Their Transcription.- 4 Provincial Boundaries.- 5 National, Political and Cultural History.- Neolithic age.- Dolmens.- Tan-gun and Kija.- Influence from Manchuria China.- Chos?n.- Lolang.- The Three Hans.- The Three Kingdoms.- Unified Shilla.- Kory?.- Chos?n dynasty.- Isolation period.- First decade after the opening of the country.- 6 History of Discovery and Exploration.- Geographical works by Koreans.- Arab traders.- Rubruck and Polo.- First reports by missionaries and first European maps.- Martini, Hamel, Regis.- Last century of the isolation period.- European naval expeditions.- Major expeditions on land.- Russian literature.- Japanese research.- 7 The Author's Objectives and Travels.- Two: Nature and Traditional Culture.- 1 Geological Structure and Surface Forms.- Main stratigraphical structural regions.- Stratigraphy and tectonic history.- Mineral deposits.- Kot?'s morphological concepts.- Yukpaeksan and Nangnang plains.- Kaema upland.- Sea of Japan.- Echelon pattern.- Structural valleys.- Meandering valleys.- Recent eruptions.- Pleistocene glaciation.- Coasts.- Weathering and erosion forms.- Form series.- Transport of debris.- 2 Climate.- History of research.- Climatography.- Air masses.- Annual cycle.- Climatic boundaries.- Classification.- 3 Rivers and Seas.- River systems.- Water balance.- Floods.- Navigability.- Freezing of rivers.- Tidal range.- Ocean currents.- Salinity and temperatures.- Color of the sea.- History of research.- 4 Flora.- Growing season.- Floristics.- Plant formations.- Autumn foliage.- Red pine forests.- Plant communities.- Classification of the summergreen mixed forest.- Coniferous forests and subalpine zone.- Semispontaneous formations.- Population and vegetation.- 5 Fauna.- Zoogeography.- Forest fauna.- Shrubland fauna.- Animals associated with man's habitation.- Coastal fauna.- Migratory birds.- Population and wildlife.- 6 The Anthropogeographical Character of Ancient Korea.- Race.- Population development.- Diseases related to climate.- Mentality.- Clothing.- Civil year.- House types.- Pavilions.- Village types.- Permanent settlement.- Fire-field farming.- Cities.- Fortifications.- Religion and landscape.- Agriculture.- Cultivated trees and shrubs.- Types of agriculture.- Animal husbandry.- Skilled trades.- Mining.- Commerce.- Transportation.- Three: The Korean Regions The Principles Behind the Regionalization of Korea.- 1 The North Korean Japan Sea Borderland.- Boundaries.- Rivers.- Landforms.- Climate.- Vegetation.- Agriculture.- Fishing.- Development of hydroelectric power.- Transportation.- Recent upswing.- Settlement.- - Hoery?ng-Unggi section.- Unggi, Najin, Ch'?ngjin, Nanam.- Kilchu-My?ngch'?n section.- Southwestern half.- 2 The Kaema Upland.- Main physiographical features.- Hamgy?ng Range.- Side ridges.- Special climate.- Vegetation.- Fire-field farming.- Forestry.- Permanent cultivation and sedentary settlements.- Cities.- 3 The Paektusan Area.- Structure and landforms.- Climate.- Forests on the basaltic plateau.- Fauna.- Settlement.- Central mountain ring.- 4 The Yalu and the P'y?ngbuk Region.- Boundaries of the P'y?ngbuk region.- - Yalu: meanders.- Bars created by aggradation.- Three segments.- Rafting.- Boundary character.- Overland transportation.- Settlements.- Navigation.- Description of the segments.- P'y?ngbuk region: landforms.- Climate.- Vegetation.- Economy.- Transportation and settlements.- 5 The Taedong Basin.- Location and size.- Taedonggang.- Geological structure.- Relief.- Climate.- Vegetation.- Economy.- P'y?ng-yang.- Chinnamp'o.- Settlements and population density.- 6 The Hwanghae Peninsula.- Boundaries.- Morphological features.- Climate.- Shrub formations.- Agriculture.- Fishing.- Mining.- Region of Koksan and Shin-gye.- Kaes?ng.- Ch'?nmasan.- Haeju.- Northern ranges.- Northwestern part.- Southwestern sector.- Paengny?ng islands.- 7 The Ky?nggi Region and the Capital, Seoul.- Area.- Hangang system.- Landforms.- Coastal fringe.- Climate.- Vegetation.- Agriculture.- Population.- Seoul.- Inch'?n.- 8 The Upper Han-gang Region.- Location.- Geological structure.- Ch'ugary?ng furrow.- Other structural valleys.- Climate.- Economy.- Disadvantageous location.- Ch'unch'?n.- 9 The Wonsan Area.- Y?ngh?ngman.- Wonsan.- Rock and relief zones.- Economy.- Climate.- 10 The T'aebaek Range, Including K?mgangsan.- Area.- Landforms.- Coast.- Climate.- Vegetation.- Settlement.- Economy.- Transportation.- - K?mgangsan.- 11 Ull?ngdo.- Insular peculiarities.- History.- Volcanic nature.- Insular climate.- Endemism.- Culture.- 12 The Naktong Basin.- Overview.- Naktonggang.- Relief.- Destruction of forests.- Climate.- Vegetation.- Economy.- Transportation.- Population density.- Northwestern part.- Southern end of the T'aebaek Range.- Central part.- Basin around Taegu.- Ky?ngju.- Changgi.- Southern part.- Pusan.- 13 Sobaek Range, Including Chirisan.- Overview.- Sections.- Climate.- Economy.- Vegetation.- - Chirisan.- 14 The Ch'ungch'?ng-Ch?lla Region.- Boundaries.- Rivers.- Relief.- Coast and islands.- Climate.- Vegetation 352, Economy.- Transportation.- Population density.- - Northeastern part.- T'aean Peninsula.- Ch'ary?ng Ridge.- Central part.- Kunsan.- Rice paddy plains.- Nory?ng Ridge.- Maisan.- Kwangju.- 15 The Southern Coast Borderland.- Overview.- Structure and forms.- Tidal range and mud flats.- Climate.- Evergreen vegetation.- Economy, ports.- Population density.- 16 Chejudo.- Shape.- History.- Relief.- Climate.- Vegetation.- Pastures and fields.- Fishing.- Population.- Transportation.- Four: Korea as a Japanese Foreign Possession.- 1 Background and History of Japanese Influence.- Attitude of the Koreans.- Attitude of the Japanese.- Strategic, economic and national viewpoints.- History of Japanese influence.- 2 The Japanese Population Element.- Number of Japanese.- Employment structure.- Distribution within the country.- Settlement.- Shint?.- 3 Development and Distribution of Population.- Growth of the Korean population.- Foreigners.- Internal migration.- Emigration.- Koreans living abroad.- Population distribution.- Relationship to agricultural intensity.- 4 The Fields.- Tenancy and landownership.- Attitude.- Japanese landownership.- Government measures.- Japanese agricultural research.- Results.- Landuse.- Paddies.- Permanent dry fields.- Sericulture.- Fruit growing.- Animal husbandry.- Classification of agricultural regions.- 10.1007/978-3-642-73578-3_34.- Condition of the areas supervised by the forestry authorities.- Forestry policies.- Reforestation.- Fire-field farmers.- Lumbering.- 6 The Fishing Grounds.- Oceanographical conditions in the Korean seas.- Warm-water fauna.- Cold-water fauna.- Japanese measures.- Fishing vessels.- Catch.- Structure of the catch.- Sardine catch.- Regionalization of the fish grounds.- Cultivation of marine organisms.- River fishing.- Production of sea salt.- 7 Mining and Industry.- History of mining.- Overview.- The individual branches.- International position.- - Development of industry.- Japanese initiative.- Development of hydroelectric power.- The individual branches.- Distribution.- 8 The Settlements.- Development of villages.- Classification of cities according to growth rates.- Geographical location of cities.- Economic and political function.- Japanese planning.- Japanese buildings.- Classification of types of cities developed by the Japanese.- 9 Traffic Routes and Transportation.- Overview.- Roads.- Railroads.- International ports.- River shipping.- Air traffic.- Communications.- 10 Foreign Trade.- History.- Trade with Japan and foreign countries.- Exporting and importing countries.- Types of goods.- 11 Korea as a Part of Greater Japan.- Location within Greater Japan.- Strategic role.- Role in transportation.- Role in settlement.- Economic role.- - Korea as a conmaritime colony.- Domination colony.- Economic colony.- Assimilation colony.- 12 Resume: Essence and Change in Korea's Geographical Character.- Continental-maritime regional change.- Korea as a cultural geographical unit.- Change in a west-easterly direction.- Peripheral-central change.- - Structural change under Japanese influence.- Seasonal change.- Korea's geographical individuality.- Photographs.- Index of Topics.- Index of Persons.- Index of Place Names.
Other Titles: Korea.
Responsibility: Hermann Lautensach ; translated from the German, supplemented with a thoroughly revised and expanded index, and edited by Katherine and Eckart Dege.


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