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Landforms and Landscapes of Portugal

Vieira, Gonçalo, José Luís, Zêzere (Eds.)

2016, 400 p. 230 illus., 10 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Only book on the Geomorphology of Portugal
  • Thoroughly illustrated with color photos and geomorphological maps
  • Ideal for earth scientists visiting Portugal
The book brings together contributions from over 35 Portuguese geomorphologists, presenting a thorough overview of the main highlights of the landscape of Portugal's mainland, Azores and Madeira. The book, which is a tribute to Professor António de Brum Ferreira, first President of the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists and former Professor at the University of Lisbon, who passed away in January 2013, is organized in 3 parts: a) Introduction, which presents a general framework of the physical geography of Portugal, b) Geomorphological landscapes, presenting ca. 30 short papers with regional focus on key geomorphological areas, c) Applied geomorphology, providing an updated vision on the protection of geomorphological heritage with a focus on geoparks, as well as on Geomorphological hazards in Portugal. This first book ever to concentrate on the geomorphology of Portugal will surely become a benchmark for Portuguese geomorphology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Geodiversity - Geomorphology - Geopark - Landscape - Portugal

Related subjects » Geography

Table of contents 

Part I Introduction.- Geology,tectonics and geomorphology.- Climate and past.- Hydrogeomorphology.- Geomorphology and soils.- Geomorphological hazards.- Part II Geomorphological landscapes.- The Minho valley.- Tectonics and landforms in Minho.- Granite landforms and glaciation of Serra de Gerês.- Montesinho and Trás-os-Montes.- Coast of NW Portugal.- Terraced slopes of the Douro valley.- Urban geomorphology of Porto.- Plateaus and mountains of North of Beira.- Montanhas Ocidentais.- The Mondego valley.- Serra da Estrela.- Serra da Lousã.- Sicó,Ançâ e Boa Viagem.- Tejo Internacional and VV.Rodão.-  Serra de Sintra.- The Limestone Massif of Estremadura.- The Estremadura coastline.- The Tagus estuary.-  The north of Lisbon region - a dynamic landscape.- Urban geomorphological landscape of Lisbon(incl. 1755 Earthquake).- Serra da Arrábida and Cabo Espichel.- Troia Peninsula.- The Alentejo planation surfaces.- Alentejo coast.- West coast of Algarve.- East Coast of Algarve.- The Azores.- Madeira Island.- The Porto Santo Island.- Part III Geomorphological heritage.- Protection of geomorphological heritage.

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