Landscapes And Landforms Of The Czech Republic by Tomá PánekLandscapes And Landforms Of The Czech Republic by Tomá Pánek

Landscapes And Landforms Of The Czech Republic

byTomá PánekEditorJan Hradeck

Hardcover | March 22, 2016

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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 Republicintroduces 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.

TomáÅ¡ Pánek received his Doctorate in Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2008. He has been employed at the University of Ostrava (Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology) since 2000. He has reviewed for and published several papers in journals such as Lan...
Title:Landscapes And Landforms Of The Czech RepublicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:422 pagesPublished:March 22, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319275364

ISBN - 13:9783319275369


Table of 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 KruÅ¡né hory Mountains - the longest mountain range of the Czech Republic.- Elbe Sandstones.- Neovolcanic terrain of the Äeské StÅedohoÅí Mountains.- The KokoÅín 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.- KrkonoÅ¡e Mountains: a case study of polygenetic relief.- Bohemian Paradise: Sandstone Landscape in the Foreland of a Major Fault.- AdrÅ¡pach-Teplice Rocks and Broumov Cliffs - Large Sandstone Rock Cities in the Central Europe.- ŽÄárské 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.- PoodÅí - 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.