The Physical Geography Of Fennoscandia

Hardcover | August 25, 2005

EditorMatti Seppala

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This is the fifth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series. The series is devoted to major regions of the world, each presenting a detailed and up-to-date body of scientific knowledge concerning a particular region. Fennoscandia is composed of Finland ('Fennia' in Latin) and theScandinavian peninsula (Norway and Sweden). A team of experts presents the physical geographical factors which affect and control life in this northern area. The contributors concentrate on topics which are characteristic of the region, scientifically sound, and not necessarily familiar to aninternational audience, such as land uplift, large drumlin fields and eskers, mires, snow, the timberline, fjords, archipelagos, lakes, scattered frost features, and the biodiversity of conservation.

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This is the fifth volume in the Oxford Regional Environments series. The series is devoted to major regions of the world, each presenting a detailed and up-to-date body of scientific knowledge concerning a particular region. Fennoscandia is composed of Finland ('Fennia' in Latin) and theScandinavian peninsula (Norway and Sweden). A t...

Matti Seppala is at Professor of Physical Geography, University of Helsinki.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:463 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.26 inPublished:August 25, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199245908

ISBN - 13:9780199245901

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Matti Seppala: PrefaceI Physical Environment1. Karna Lidmar-Bergstrom and Jens-Ove Naslund: Major Landforms and Bedrock2. Matti Eronen: Land Uplift: Virgin Land from the Sea3. Matti Seppala: Glacially Sculptured Landforms4. Matti Seppala: Present-Day Geomorphic Processes5. Hannu Pajunen: Mires6. Matti Tikkanen: Climate7. Anders Moberg, Heikki Tuomenvirta, and Per-Oyvind Nordli: Recent Climatic Trends8. Veli Hyvarinen and Juha Kajander: Rivers and Lakes9. Esko Kuusisto: Snow as a Geographic Element10. Per Holmlund: Glaciers11. Olavi Heikkinen: Boreal Forest and Northern and Upper TimberlinesII Physiographic Regions12. Geoffrey D. Corner: Atlantic Coast and Fjords13. Geoffrey D. Corner: Scandes Mountains14. Karna Lidmar-Bergstrom and Jens-Ove Naslund: Uplands and Lowlands in Southern Sweden15. Rune Frisen, Carl Erik Johansson, and Veli Suominen: Archipelagos in the Baltic Sea16. Esko Kuusisto: Lake District of Finland17. Leif Kullman: Mountain Taiga of Sweden18. Carl Erik Johansson: The District of Great Rivers around the Gulf of Bothnia19. Matti Seppala: Periglacial EnvironmentIII Humans in the Environment20. John Westerholm: Major Human Impact21. Ingemar Renberg, Richard Bindler, and Tom Korsman: Acid Rain and Acidification of Lakes22. Jaakko Mannio, Birt-Lisa Skjelkvale, Anders Wilander, Erik Fjeld, and Seppo Rekolainen: Lake Water Pollution23. Antti Haapanen: Biodiversity ConservationIndex