The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Hardcover | July 20, 2005

EditorEduard A. Koster

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A distinguished team of Western European scholars has written an advanced, full-length physical geography designed to be a state-of -the-art evaluation of the physical environment of Western Europe, being both retrospective and prospective in its perception of environmental change. Theunique natural and regional environments of Western Europe are discussed, as well as the physical geographic framework of the region. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact and responses of human society on the physical environment of the region which is characterized by a very high populationdensity. As an enhanced reference work it will be of enduring value.

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A distinguished team of Western European scholars has written an advanced, full-length physical geography designed to be a state-of -the-art evaluation of the physical environment of Western Europe, being both retrospective and prospective in its perception of environmental change. Theunique natural and regional environments of Weste...

Eduard A. Koster is a Professor in Physical Geography and Geomorphology, Utrecht University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.24 inPublished:July 20, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199277753

ISBN - 13:9780199277759

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I SYSTEMATIC FRAMEWORK1. Alain Demoulin: Tectonic evolution, geology, and geomorphology2. Francesco Dramis and Emanuele Tondi: Neotectonics3. Jurgen Ehlers: Quaternary climatic changes and landscape evolution4. Margaret Bose: The last glaciation and geomorphology5. Else Kolstrup: Periglacial processes and landscapes6. Eduard Koster: River environments and climate change7. Aart Kroon: Marine and coastal environments and dynamics8. Eduard Koster: Aeolian environments9. Eduard Koster: Peatlands, past and presentII REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTS10. Ko Hofstede: Danish-German-Dutch Wadden environments11. Eduard Koster: German Uplands and Alpine Forelands12. Bernard Etlicher: French and Belgian Uplands13. Yvette Dewolf and Charles Pomerol: The Parisian Basin14. Yvonne Battiau-Queney: French Alps and Alpine ForelandsIII ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN IMPACT15. Cor Schuurmans: Climate: mean state, variability, and change16. Jan Sevink and Otto Spaargaren: Weathering and (Holocene) soil formation17. Josef Fanta: Forests and forest environments18. Olivier Maquaire: Geomorphic hazards and natural risk19. Andrew Farmer: Air, water, and soil pollution20. Ed de Mulder and Chris Bremmer: Urbanization, industrialization, and mining21. Gerard Gonggrijp: Geoconservation