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Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa

Grab, Stefan, Knight, Jasper (Eds.)

2015, IX, 333 p. 119 illus., 106 illus. in color.

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  • Features some of the most stunning landscapes portrayed through ca. 90 colour photographs
  • Provides a quick guide showing the localities of South Africa's best geomorphological sites worth visiting
  • Unique compendium that book will appeal to both academics and geo-tourists
  • Contains a special chapter on the significance of south African geomorphology in conservation, geo-heritage and geo-tourism

This book describes and details the process origins and environmental significance of the most prominent landscapes of South Africa. It touches amongst others, on the Blyde River Canyon, Augrabies Falls, Kruger National Park and Kalahari Desert landscapes, the Great Drakensberg Escarpment, Sterkfontein caves and karst systems, the iconic Table Mountain, coastal dunes, rocky coasts and alluvial river systems.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Geo-tourism South Africa - Geoheritage - Geomorphology - South African Landforms - South African Landscapes - Top Sites South Africa

Related subjects » Geography - Paleoenvironmental Sciences - Soil Science

Table of contents 

Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa – an overview.- Sandstone Landforms of the Karoo Basin: Naturally Sculpted Rock.- The Mpumalanga/Limpopo Escarpment: Geology and Fluvial Landforms.- Landscape and Landforms of the Vredefort Dome: Exposing an Old Wound.- Geomorphological evolution of the Pilanesberg.- The Drakensberg escarpment: mountain processes at the edge.- Rocky shorelines of the Wild Coast.- The Augrabies Falls region: a fluvial landscape divided in flow but magnificent in spectacle.- The Richtersveld: an ancient rocky wilderness.- The Cederberg: a rugged sandstone topography.- Table Mountain: Wonder of Nature at the Foot of Africa.- The Cape Winelands.- The Kruger National Park: geology and geomorphology of the wilderness.- The Maputaland Corridor: a coastal geomorphological treasure.- Of dunes, depressions and dry valleys: the arid landscapes of the Kalahari Desert.- The Western Free State Panfield: a landscape of myriad pans and lunettes.- The Sterkfontein Caves: geomorphology and hominin-bearing deposits.- Military Geography: Landscapes of the Anglo-Boer War.- Geoheritage and geotourism in South Africa.

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