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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geology | Danxiashan Global Geopark

Danxiashan Global Geopark

Peng, Hua, Eder, Wolfgang

2011, XV, 320 p. 100 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Features beautifully illustrated coverage on this special region
  • Provides new insights on the geological formation
  • Presents material that will be of interest to geologists and laypeople alike
This book presents of the most outstanding and beautiful red bed landscapes in the world, which in 2004 were included in UNESCO's"Global Geoparks Network", Danxiashan. Located in the Chinese Province of Guangdong, it is composed of natural elements such red rocks mainly from the Cretaceous age, green subtropical vegetation and blue waters. Furthermore, it is the name-giving region of the "Danxia landforms", a term which has gained scientific and popular acceptance in the past 80 years. Danxia, meaning red cloud glow, is an absolutely wonderful name for a geological and geomorphic phenomenon that is based on a long record of geological history, a distinct development of landscapes and landforms, as well as on the presence of beautiful natural and cultural sites, demonstrating the harmonious coexistance between mankind and nature.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Cultural heritage in China - Danxia landforms - Red bed landscapes

Related subjects » Geography - Geology - Paleoenvironmental Sciences

Table of contents 

1. Introduction to the Geopark Danxiashan.- 2. Danxia landform- 3. Regional geographical background.- 4. The Geo-tectonic and geological history.- 5. Geomorphological feature.- 6. Vegetation and animals.- 7. Human history and culture.- 8. The value of Danxiashan.- 9. Danxiashan in comparison with other international "red bed landscapes".- 10. Conservation of the Geopark Dansiashan.

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