Geomorphology And Volcanology Of Costa Rica by Jean Pierre BergoeingGeomorphology And Volcanology Of Costa Rica by Jean Pierre Bergoeing

Geomorphology And Volcanology Of Costa Rica

byJean Pierre Bergoeing

Paperback | January 30, 2017

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Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Ricais the product of more than 30 years of research explaining the evolution of the quaternary relief of a geomorphologically diverse country. The book details the physical landscape of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on potential threats to the landscape, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and sea level rise.

The book answers questions on the climate changes associated with the intense volcanism that affects this country. Geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, and students who specialize in the Earth Sciences will benefit from knowing the geomorphology of Costa Rica, not only as a case study, but also for the lessons it offers on climate change and worldwide geological history.



  • Includes graphs, maps, and photos that illustrate the most relevant phenomena
  • Provides detailed description of the different regions of the country, each with its own tectonic and modeling characteristics
  • Offers a detailed presentation of the geomorphological characteristics of Costa Rica
Jean Pierre Bergoeing is a French Geomorphologist and polyglot, studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He continued his studies at the University of Aix-Marseille II, France, where he successively obtained a Master's degree in Physical Geography (1972), a 3rd cycle Doctorate in Geomorphology (1975) and finally a State ...
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Title:Geomorphology And Volcanology Of Costa RicaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128120673

ISBN - 13:9780128120675

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Major Structural Units of Costa Rica

Chapter 2. Natural Shape Types in Costa Rica

Chapter 3. Regional Study of Large Morphological Units and the Coast

Chapter 4. The Central Volcanic Mountain Range

Chapter 5. Central Valley Geomorphology

Chapter 6. Tilaran Mountain Range

Chapter 7. Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range

Chapter 8. Geomorphology of Guanacaste

Chapter 9. Coastal Geomorphology of Costa Rica

Chapter 10. Cocos Island Geomorphology

Chapter 11. Costa Rica Quaternary Chronology Proposal