World Geomorphological Landscapes

Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa

Editors: Grab, Stefan, Knight, Jasper (Eds.)

  • 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
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About this book

This book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the most prominent landscapes of South Africa and the distinctive landforms associated with them. It describes the processes, origins and the environmental significance of those landscapes, including their relationships to human activity of the past and present. The sites described in this book include, amongst others, the Blyde River Canyon, Augrabies Falls, Kruger National Park, Kalahari desert landscapes, the Great Escarpment, Sterkfontein caves and karst system, Table Mountain, Cape winelands, coastal dunes, rocky coasts, Boer War battlefield sites, and Vredefort impact structure.

Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa provides a new perspective on South Africa’s scenic landscapes by considering their diversity, long and short term histories, and importance for geoconservation and geotourism. This book will be relevant to those interested in the geology, physical geography and history of South Africa, climate change and landscape tourism.

About the authors

The author is an Associate Professor in Physical Geography at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg in 1998. Dr. Grab is a member of the South African Society for Quaternary Research, of the South African Society for Quaternary Research and of the Southern African Geographical Society. He works as a book review editor for The South African Geographical Journal.

Reviews

“The book provides excellent summaries of classic regions all around South Africa and is lavishly illustrated throughout with excellent full-color maps and images. … Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and professional library collections.” (B. M. Simonson, Choice, Vol. 53 (6), February, 2016)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa—An Overview

    Grab, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Sandstone Landforms of the Karoo Basin: Naturally Sculpted Rock

    Grab, Stefan

    Pages 11-21

  • The Mpumalanga/Limpopo Escarpment: Geology and Fluvial Landforms

    Viljoen, Morris

    Pages 23-29

  • Landscape and Landforms of the Vredefort Dome: Exposing an Old Wound

    Gibson, Roger L. (et al.)

    Pages 31-38

  • Geomorphological Evolution of the Pilanesberg

    Cawthorn, R. Grant (et al.)

    Pages 39-46

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03560-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03559-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37464-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa
Editors
  • Stefan Grab
  • Jasper Knight
Series Title
World Geomorphological Landscapes
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03560-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03560-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03559-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37464-2
Series ISSN
2213-2090
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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