The Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia

Hardcover | January 1, 2003

EditorMaria Shahgedanova

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This is the third volume in The Oxford Regional Environments series. The series volumes are devoted to major regions of the world, each presenting a detailed and up-to-date body of scientific knowledge concerning a particular region. For most topics on the physical geography of Northern Eurasia abundant literature now exists. Most of it, however, is in Russian and other East European languages and this has significantly limited the number of potential readers. This volume seeks to familiarize, at an international level, thosewith an interest in this area with the most significant achievements in classical and current geographical research. The Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia covers most of the territory of the former USSR. The first section discusses the individual compenents of the physical environment. These chapters cut across regional boundaries and treate the area discussed as a whole. A regional analysis followsmainly in the context of geographical zonation, though a number of specific regions are given individual treatment. The concluding chapters discuss the effects of anthropogenic activities on the physical environment. The approach is an integrative one, tying together various aspects of the physical environments with the environmental implications of human activites. Every component of the environment is treated as a step in the development of the multi-faceted landscapes which in turn provide possibilities andlimitations for cultural and economic usage.

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This is the third volume in The Oxford Regional Environments series. The series volumes are devoted to major regions of the world, each presenting a detailed and up-to-date body of scientific knowledge concerning a particular region. For most topics on the physical geography of Northern Eurasia abundant literature now exists. Most of ...

Maria Shahgedanova is a Lecturer in Climatology and Director of Postgraduate Studies, Geography Department, University of Reading.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:596 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.5 inPublished:January 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198233841

ISBN - 13:9780198233848

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Table of Contents

1. Nikolay Koronovsky: Tectonics and Geology2. Andrey Velichko and Irina Spasskaya: Climatic Change and the Development of Landscapes3. Maria Shahgedanova: Climate at Present and in the Historical Past4. Igor Zamotaev: Soils5. Nikolay Koronkevich: Rivers, Lakes, Inland Seas, and Wetlands6. Nelly Tumel: Permafrost7. Roman Zlotin: Biodiversity and Productivity of Ecosystems8. Maria Shahgedanova and Mikhail Kuznetsov: The Arctic Environments9. Arkardy Tishkov: Boreal Forests10. Leonid Serebryanny: Mixed and Deciduous Forests11. Alexander Chibilyov: Steppe and Forest-steppe12. Elena Lioubimtseva: Arid Environments13. Maria Shahgedanova, Veniamin Perov, and Yury Mudrov: The Mountains of Northern Russia14. Nikolay Mikhailov, Sergey Larin, and Aleksandr Bredikhin: The Mountains of Southern Siberia15. Natalya Volodicheva: The Caucasus16. Irina Merzliakova: The Mountains of Central Asia and Kazakhstan17. Anson Mackay, Roger Flower, and Liba Granina: Lake Baikal18. Andrey Ivanov: The Far East19. Philip R. Pryde: Radioactive Contamination20. Gregory Vilchek: Environmental Impact of Oil and Gas Development21. Maria Shahgedanova: Air Pollution22. Nick Middleton: The Aral Sea23. Leonid Serebryanny and Igor Zamotaev: Deforestation and Degradation of Forests24. Arkady Tishkov: Nature Protection and ConservationList of Plant Names in Latin and English