Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

Editors: Migon, Piotr (Ed.)

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  • The book is published under the scientific patronage of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) as part of the IAG policy to promote geomorphology among other sciences
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About this book

Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries.

This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

Key themes:

Geomorphic processes

Geomorphology

Karst

Landscape

Landforms

Nature conservation

Tectonics

World Heritage

Piotr Migon is Professor of Geography at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. He was a Royal Society Fellow based at the University of Oxford, UK in 1995-1996, and a Fulbright Fellow based at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003. He served as the Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) in 1997-2001. Currently he is a member of the IAG Task Group to strengthen cooperation between the IAG and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). His recent publications include ‘Granite Landscapes of the World’ (Oxford University Press, 2006), a textbook on geomorphology published in Poland (2006) and numerous papers in international journals, including Geomorphology, Catena, Earth-Science Reviews.

About the authors

The editor Piotr Migon is Professor of Geography at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. In 1997-2001 he was the Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). His publications include ‘Granite Landscapes of the World’ (2006), co-editing of ‘Encyclopedia of Geomorphology’ (2004) and many papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book is to present the most spectacular geomorphological landscapes in the world. … This book is extremely useful … . It is an excellent source of information … among the geomorphological community, but also among a wider earth-scientific readership, as well as among travellers and tourists; it should also find its way to the shelves of schools and university students. … Readers from many countries will now wish that a comparable book will be published describing the geomorphological landscapes of their own country.” (Zbigniew Zwoliński, Geologos, Vol. 17 (1), 2011)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • The Mackenzie Delta: An Archetypal Permafrost Landscape

    Burn, Christopher R.

    Pages 1-12

  • The South Nahanni: High-Latitude Limestone Landscapes

    Ford, Derek

    Pages 13-20

  • Channeled Scablands: A Megaflood Landscape

    Baker, Victor R.

    Pages 21-28

  • Badlands of the Northern Great Plains: Hell with the Fires Out

    Gonzalez, Mark A.

    Pages 29-38

  • Canyonlands and Arches: Windows on Landscapes in the American Southwest

    Dixon, John C.

    Pages 39-47

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomorphological Landscapes of the World
Editors
  • Piotr Migon
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3055-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3055-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3054-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9000-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 375
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