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Geomorphological landscapes of the world

Author: Piotr Migoń
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014. © 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers the latest information on the geomorphology of selected "classic" sites from around the world. It also shows a variety of landscapes as molded by different processes over different  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Piotr Migoń
ISBN: 9400790007 9789400790001 9789048130559 9048130557
OCLC Number: 902766006
Description: xii, 375 pages illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) 27 cm.
Contents: The Mackenzie Delta: An Archetypal Permafrost Landscape.- The 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.- Paricutin Volcano: To the Other Side.- The Cockpit Country of Jamaica: An Island Within an Island.- The 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.- The Southern Patagonian Andes: The Largest Mountain Ice Cap of the Southern Hemisphere.- The 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.- The 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.- The Dead Sea Graben: Geomorphology of the Lowest Spot on Earth.- The Western Ghat: The Great Escarpment of India.- The Pokhara Valley: A Product of a Natural Catastrophe.- The 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.
Responsibility: Piotr Migoń.

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