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World Geomorphological Landscapes

Landscapes and Landforms of the Maltese Islands

Editors: Gauci, Ritienne, Schembri, John A. (Eds.)

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  • Covers all the most important landscapes of Maltese geomorphology 
  • Provides easily accessible and up-to-date information on Maltese geomorphology, which can’t be found in any other book, making it a useful tool for students, researchers and non-experts alike
  • Will appeal to a general audience, thanks to its clear and straightforward language style and wealth of illustrations (e.g. color maps, aerial photos, photos)
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About this book

This edited volume brings together a collection of works that comprehensively address both the myriad geomorphological landscapes of the Maltese Islands and how their evolution has been shaped over various time-scales by different sets of processes. Additionally, the work highlights how the small geographical setting of the Maltese Islands helped to closely connect these landscapes with Maltese society and as a result, they have evolved from stand-alone examples of geomorphology to important backdrops of Maltese cultural identity. Most of the contributing authors are academics – both local and foreign – with a research focus on the geomorphology of the Maltese Islands. However, the editors have also (and purposefully) chosen other contributors from governmental institutions and research agencies, who complement the geomorphological research with their proactive work in selected case studies on Maltese landscapes.

About the authors

Ritienne Gauci is a Lecturer in Physical Geography at the Department of Geography of the University of Malta. Her research interests are mainly in coastal geomorphic processes and resultant landforms, rocky coasts, geoheritage and melitensia cartography. She holds a B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in Geography from the University of Malta and a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography of the University of Portsmouth, UK. Ritienne is currently the national scientific representative for the International Association of Geomorphology (IAG), member of the British Society of Geomorphology (BSG) and the Royal Geographic Society (RGS-IBG). She is also on the committee board of the Malta Map Society and acts as consultant editor for the Malta Map Society Journal. She has authored and co-authored a number of papers, also in collaboration with European universities such as the University of Portsmouth, University of Liverpool Hope, University of Trieste and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
John A Schembri is a Professor at the Department of Geography of the University of Malta. He read Contemporary Mediterranean Studies and History as an undergraduate at the University of Malta. This was followed by post-graduate studies at Durham University from where he obtained a M.A. in the Geography of the Middle East and the Mediterranean and later a Ph.D. through the Department of Geography at Durham. In 2016 he was conferred D. Educ. (Honoris Causa) by Liverpool Hope University, UK, for his contribution to Geography. John lectures in Geography at the University of Malta and his publications range from coastal land use, historical geography to cartography. John is a Chartered Geographer and a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society (with IGB). He contributes regularly to lectures at the International Ocean Institute.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Introduction to Landscapes and Landforms of the Maltese Islands

    Pages 1-5

    Gauci, Ritienne (et al.)

  • The Geographical Context of the Maltese Islands

    Pages 9-17

    Schembri, John A.

  • Central Mediterranean Tectonics—A Key Player in the Geomorphology of the Maltese Islands

    Pages 19-30

    Galea, Pauline

  • Sedimentary Evolution and Resultant Geological Landscapes

    Pages 31-47

    Scerri, Saviour

  • A Synthesis of Different Geomorphological Landscapes on the Maltese Islands

    Pages 49-65

    Gauci, Ritienne (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15456-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15454-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes and Landforms of the Maltese Islands
Editors
  • Ritienne Gauci
  • John A. Schembri
Series Title
World Geomorphological Landscapes
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15456-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15456-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15454-7
Series ISSN
2213-2090
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 385
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 210 illustrations in colour
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