World Geomorphological Landscapes

Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia

Editors: Billi, Paolo (Ed.)

  • The geomorphological information on Ethiopia is very sparse there are only sporadic studies
  • This book will be the only comprehensive source of scientific information on Ethiopia's geomorphological landscapes for quite some time
  • Of interest to anyone interested in the geology, geomorphology as well as environmental issues of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa
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About this book

This book provides a succinct but comprehensive presentation of key geomorphological locations and topics including information about geomorphological heritage and maps to visit the most important sites.

Apart from often being remarkably scenic, landscapes reveal stories that often can be traced back in time tens of million years and include unique events. This is particularly true for Ethiopia where spectacular examples of different landforms are present. Its geomorphology varies from highlands, marked by high volcanoes and incised by deep river gorges, to the rift valley lakes endorheic systems and the below sea level lowlands with characteristic landscapes which are unique in the world. Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia highlights all these topics including essential information about geology and tectonic framework, past and present climate, hydrology, geographical regions and long-term geomorphological history. It is a highly informative book, providing insight for readers with an interest in geography and geomorphology.

About the authors

Paolo Billi is a Professor of Fluvial Dynamics and Geomorphology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ferrara in Italy. His research interests include river geomorphology, including specific topics such as river hydrology, sediment transport, river channel processes, sediment yield, gully erosion and soil erosion processes. Furthermore, he is interested in climatic change worldwide. Specific topics he investigates are human impact on rivers, desertification processes, land degradation, climate change and river response and water resources conservation.

Prof. Paolo Billi has been carrying out field and laboratory studies on these topics in Italy, in Europe and since 1983, throughout the whole Horn of Africa in Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Eritrea. He is author of more than 170 papers in national and international journals.

Reviews

“This book undertakes a comprehensive treatment of the geomorphology of this diverse and fascinating country and succeeds reasonably well. Its greatest strength lies in the first five chapters (about one quarter of the book), which provide a solid overview of the area, including physical and historical geomorphology, geology, climate, and rivers. These will be of great use to anyone needing an introduction to or reference materials on the country. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (I. D. Sasowsky, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Geomorphological Landscapes of Ethiopia

    Billi, Paolo

    Pages 3-32

  • Geology of Ethiopia: A Review and Geomorphological Perspectives

    Abbate, Ernesto (et al.)

    Pages 33-64

  • The Climate of Ethiopia

    Fazzini, Massimiliano (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • Ethiopian Rivers

    Billi, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 89-116

  • Planation Surfaces and the Long-term Geomorphological Evolution of Ethiopia

    Coltorti, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 117-136

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8026-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8025-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0027-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia
Editors
  • Paolo Billi
Series Title
World Geomorphological Landscapes
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8026-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8026-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8025-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0027-4
Series ISSN
2213-2090
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 389
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 319 illustrations in colour
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