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World Geomorphological Landscapes

Landscapes and Landforms of France

Editors: FORT, Monique, André, Marie-Françoise (Eds.)

  • Collects a substantial amount of geomorphological landscape information on France, published in English for the first time
  • Richly illustrated: over 100 illustrations, including about 15 maps in colour
  • Will provide earth scientists - teachers as well as students - with very pedagogical case studies
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7022-5
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Hardcover $169.99
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Softcover $129.99
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  • 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: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0669-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

The Landforms and Landscapes of France provides an informative and attractive overview of the most scenic landscapes of France. The geodiversity of France is emphasized, for example the glacial landscapes of the Mont-Blanc Massif, the volcanoes of the French Massif Central, the chalk cliffs and sand dunes of the Atlantic coast, the granitic landscapes of Corsica or the lagoons and coral reefs of French Polynesia.
The objectives are to provide the reader with an enjoyable and informative description of the selected sites within their regional geographical and geological settings; to offer an up-to-date survey of the evolution of France's landscape; and to give additional information on the cultural value of the selected sites wherever appropriate (prehistoric paintings, legends related to sites, famous vineyards, etc.).
The book is a richly illustrated reference work that makes accessible for the first time a wealth of information currently scattered among many national and regional journals. It will be of benefit to earth scientists, environmental scientists, tourism geographers and conservationists

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction: Landscapes and Landforms of France, A Large Diversity

    Peulvast, Jean-Pierre

    Pages 1-2

  • Paris and the Seine River: Antic Sites, Underground Resources and Risks

    Fort, Monique (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • The Seine River from Ile-de-France to Normandy: Geomorphological and Cultural Landscapes of a Large Meandering Valley

    Peulvast, Jean-Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • The High Normandy Chalk Cliffs: An Inspiring Geomorphosite for Painters and Novelists

    Costa, Stéphane

    Pages 29-39

  • The Mont-Saint-Michel Bay: An Exceptional Megatidal Environment Influenced by Natural Evolution and Man-Made Modifications

    Bonnot-Courtois, Chantal (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7022-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7021-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $129.99
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: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0669-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes and Landforms of France
Editors
  • Monique FORT
  • Marie-Françoise André
Series Title
World Geomorphological Landscapes
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7022-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7022-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7021-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0669-6
Series ISSN
2213-2090
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations, 172 illustrations in colour
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