Geography of the Physical Environment

Geomorphology of Georgia

Editors: Tielidze, Levan (Ed.)

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  • First English language book about the geomorphology of Georgia
  • Highly illustrated with color photos and maps of this diverse and fascinating country
  • The book appeals to graduates, scientists and travelers and all of those interested in landscapes of the Caucasus region
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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the geomorphology of Georgia. It describes a country characterized by geological, geomorphological and geographical diversities, located in the Caucasus region at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. This book is based on the results of several years of geomorphological studies and research in Georgia, published for the first time in English, and covers a gap in research in the field of world regional geomorphology. 

The landscapes of Georgia consist of high glacial mountains, medium and high mountains with deeply fragmented features, narrow and deep gorges and canyons, seaside lowlands, volcanic cones, uplands and mountain ranges, intermountain plains, hollows and highlands. The peculiarity of the landscape greatly affects the natural conditions. In several chapters, this book describes the diversity of climate, hydrographic network, vegetation cover, soils, fauna, exogenic processes, natural and anthropogenic landscapes. 

This volume provides the readers with the opportunity to explore the variety of landscapes and landforms in this diverse and fascinating country through informative texts illustrated with many color maps and photographs. Geomorphology of Georgia appeals to scientists, scholars, teachers and any readers interested in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, tourism and environmental protection. It is a rich resource for field trips and a comprehensive guide for travelers interested in the geomorphology of Georgia.


About the authors

Levan Tielidze is a PhD of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in the field of geomorphology-glaciology-cartography and a senior research scientist at Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography. He is also a researcher-scholarship holder of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. The field of his research is mountain cartography and glacial-geomorphological studies of the mountainous areas in the Quaternary (Late Pleistocene and Holocene). He is a member of several international organizations. In 2014/2015 he conducted a research stay at the Climate Change Institute of the University of Maine, USA, and in 2015/2016-2017 at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of about 40 scientific papers, maps and eight monographs.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Long-Term Geomorphic History of Georgia

    Tielidze, Levan (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Climate, Hydrography, and Soils of Georgia

    Tielidze, Levan (et al.)

    Pages 15-34

  • Coastal Landscape of Georgia

    Lominadze, George (et al.)

    Pages 37-50

  • Karst Landscape of Georgia

    Lezhava, Zaza (et al.)

    Pages 51-64

  • Glacial and Postglacial Landscape of Georgia

    Tielidze, Levan

    Pages 65-78

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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Softcover 145,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomorphology of Georgia
Editors
  • Levan Tielidze
Series Title
Geography of the Physical Environment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77764-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77764-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77763-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08533-9
Series ISSN
2366-8865
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 289
Number of Illustrations
157 illustrations in colour
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