Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary by Dénes LóczyLandscapes and Landforms of Hungary by Dénes Lóczy

Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary

byDénes Lóczy

Hardcover | March 11, 2015

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This volume is the first comprehensive description of the most spectacular landforms of Hungary. It is a richly illustrated book which presents a collection of significant sites, capturing the geodiversity of Hungarian landscapes.

The Landscapes and Landforms of Hungarydiscusses the effects of geomorphological features to the landscape, such as volcanism, weathering, fluvial or aeolian erosion, karst formation, gravitational movements, and others. The importance of the conservation of geomorphological heritage is underlined, as well as the importance of geomorphological heritage and conservation. This book can be used for undergraduate and graduate courses in geomorphology, physical geography, hydrogeography, and nature conservation. It will be of benefit to environmental scientists, geomorphologists, conservationists, among others.

Title:Landscapes and Landforms of HungaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:294 pagesPublished:March 11, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:331908996X

ISBN - 13:9783319089966

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I Geological and tectonic background.- Climate and drainage.- Long-term geomorphological evolution.- Geomorphological regions.- Part II The Hat Rock: solution features in metamorphic mountains.- The basalt-capped Kab Hill, Bakony Mountains.- Features of granite weathering in the Velence Hills.- Caves in the Buda Hills.- Karren on sandstone in the Kál Basin.- Buttes of the Tapolca Basin.- Geyserite cones of the Tihany Peninsula.- The DunaszekcsÅ Castle Hill: landslides along the Danubian loess bluff.- The Somogybabod gully: invisible erosion (piping) in the Somogy Hills.- The Kapos Valley: the most asymmetrical in Hungary.- Baradla: the biggest cave of Hungary.- The Danube Bend: caldera and gorge.- Rhyolite badlands at Kazár.- Spoil heaps in the Medves region.- Sandstone gorges and hoodoos in the Vajdavár Hills.- The Uppony Mountains: high geomorphological diversity in a small area.- The Megyer Hill: old millstone quarry near Sárospatak.- The Bükk Mountains: the largest karst plateau in Hungary.- Beehive stones in the Bükkalja foothills.- Loess features on Tokaj Hill.- Parabolic dunes in the Nyírség.- Oxbow at Mártély and the regulation of the Tisza River.- The Hortobágy puszta: microtopography of salt pans.- The Lyukas Mound: prehistoric tumulus in the Great Plain.- The Nagyhegyes crater lake.- The tufa mound of Egerszalók.- Part III Geoheritage, geoconservation, geomorphosites in Hungary.- Itineraries for morphosites.