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Landscapes and landforms of the Czech Republic / Tomáš Pánek, Jan Hradecký, editors.

Publication:
Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 422 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Series:
World geomorphological landscapes.
World geomorphological landscapes, 2213-2090
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Subjects:
Geology -- Czech Republic.
Landscapes -- Czech Republic.
Landforms -- Czech Republic.
Summary:
The book aims to present the unique geomorphological landscapes of the Czech Republic. The geomorphic uniqueness of this country benefits from the proximity to two distinct European geological domains: the old cratonized Bohemian Massif and the relatively young Tertiary fold and thrust belt of the Western Carpathians. Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic introduces general physiographical characteristics of the landscape and presents the main driving factors leading to the evolution of the present landscape. The book contains twenty two chapters describing the most interesting geomorphic landscapes of the Czech Republic. The selection of individual landscapes was based on visual exceptionality (e.g. sandstone landscapes of the Northern Bohemia), scientific importance (e.g. patterned grounds in the Sudetic Mountains) and historical relevance (e.g. mining of the Nízký and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains). The final chapters of the book discuss the protection of geomorphic heritage in the Czech Republic.
Contents:
Introduction
Geology and tectonic development of the Czech Republic
Climate in the past and present in the Czech Lands (Central European Context)
Long-term geomorphological history of the Czech Republic
The geomorphological evolution and environmental hazards of the Prague area
The Bohemian Karst: A condensed record of landscape and living nature evolution
Brdy Highland: A landscape shaped in the periglacial zone of Quaternary glacials
Bohemian Forest: landscape and people on the frontier
Morphology of the youngest little volcanoes in western Bohemian Massif
The Krušné hory Mountains
the longest mountain range of the Czech Republic
Elbe Sandstones
Neovolcanic terrain of the České Středohoří Mountains
The Kokořín Area: Sandstone Landforms Controlled by Hydrothermal Ferruginization
Jizerské hory
an Interplay of Rock Control, Faulting and Inland Glaciation in the Evolution of a Granite Terrain
Krkonoše Mountains: a case study of polygenetic relief
Bohemian Paradise: Sandstone Landscape in the Foreland of a Major Fault
Adršpach-Teplice Rocks and Broumov Cliffs
Large Sandstone Rock Cities in the Central Europe
Žďárské vrchy Highland
geomorphological landscape in the top part of the Bohemian-Moravian Highland with the unique crystalline rocks forms
The Dyje canyon-like valley: geomorphological landscape of deep valley at the eastern part of marginal slope of the Bohemian Massif
The Moravian Karst: An interconnection between surface and subsurface natural sceneries
Region of the Rychlebské hory Mountains
tectonically controlled landforms and unique landscape of granite inselbergs (Sudetic Mountains)
Periglacial landforms of the Hrubý Jeseník Mountains
Litovelské Pomoraví
landscape around anastomosing river pattern
The Nízký Jeseník
Highland with Abandoned Deep Mines
Black land: The mining landscape of the Ostrava-Karviná region
Poodří
Landscape of Ponds and a Preserved Meandering Belt of the Odra River
Landslide Landscape of the Moravskoslezské Beskydy Mountains and Their Surrounding
Strážnické Pomoraví
Holocene evolution of unique floodplain and aeolian landforms
Limestone Klippen of the Pavlov Hills
Geomorphological heritage and geoconservation in the Czech Republic
Promoting geomorphological heritage: bringing geomorphology to people.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Pánek, Tomáš, editor.
Hradecký, Jan, editor.
ISBN:
9783319275369
3319275364
OCLC:
928780258
Publisher Number:
99968013845