World Geomorphological Landscapes

Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic

Editors: Pánek, Tomáš, Hradecký, Jan (Eds.)

  • Presents high geomorphic diversity of the Central European landscape
  • Detailed modern information on geomorphosites
  • Enables comparison of landforms of the Bohemian Massif and the Western Carpathians
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About this book

The book aims to present the unique geomorphological landscapes of the Czech Republic. The geomorphic uniqueness of this country benefits from the proximity to two distinct European geological domains: the old cratonized Bohemian Massif and the relatively young Tertiary fold and thrust belt of the Western Carpathians.

Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic introduces general physiographical characteristics of the landscape and presents the main driving factors leading to the evolution of the present landscape. The book contains twenty two chapters describing the most interesting geomorphic landscapes of the Czech Republic. The selection of individual landscapes was based on visual exceptionality (e.g. sandstone landscapes of the Northern Bohemia), scientific importance (e.g. patterned grounds in the Sudetic Mountains) and historical relevance (e.g. mining of the Nízký and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains). The final chapters of the book discuss the protection of geomorphic heritage in the Czech Republic.

About the authors

Tomáš Pánek received his Doctorate in Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2008. He has been employed at the University of Ostrava (Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology) since 2000. He has reviewed for and published several papers in journals such as Landslides, Geomorphology and Natural Hazards.

Jan Hradecký received his Doc. in Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2009. At the University of Ostrava, Faculty of Science, he has been the head of the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology since 2011. He has reviewed papers for journals such as Geografiska Annaler, Geografie Moravian Geographical Reports and others. He published several papers in journals such as Landslides, Natural Hazards, Geomorphology and others.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pánek, Tomáš (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Geology and Tectonic Development of the Czech Republic

    Grygar, Radomír

    Pages 7-18

  • Climate in the Past and Present in the Czech Lands in the Central European Context

    Hradecký, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 19-28

  • Long-Term Geomorphological History of the Czech Republic

    Pánek, Tomáš (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • The Geomorphological Evolution and Environmental Hazards of the Prague Area

    Kalvoda, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-27537-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-27536-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic
Editors
  • Tomáš Pánek
  • Jan Hradecký
Series Title
World Geomorphological Landscapes
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27537-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27537-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27536-9
Series ISSN
2213-2090
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 422
Number of Illustrations and Tables
294 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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