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Title Landforms and landscapes of France / Monique Fort, Marie-Françoise André, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2013?]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 274) : color maps
Series World geomorphological landscapes, 2213-2090
World geomorphological landscapes. 2213-2090
Contents Foreword -- General introduction to the landscapes and landforms of France / Jean-Pierre Peulvast -- Paris and the Seine River: antic sites, underground resources, and risks / Monique Fort, Christine Chaussé, Nathalie Vanara, and Gilles Thomas -- The Seine River from Ile de France to Normandy: geomorphological and cultural landscapes of a large meandering valley / Jean-Pierre Peulvast, François Bétard, and Christian Giusti -- The High Normandy chalk cliffs: an inspiring geomorphosite for painters and novelists / Stéphane Costa -- The Mont-Saint-Michel Bay: an exceptional megatidal environment influenced by natural evolution and man-made modifications / Chantal Bonnot-Courtois, Anne-Véronique Walter-Simonnet. and Agnès Baltzer -- The Pink Granite coast (Northern Brittany) / Yannick Lageat -- Another Loire: the Armorican Loire / Nathalie Carcaud and Hervé Davodeau -- The Arcachon Bay estuary: a collage of landscapes / Frédéric Bertrand -- The volcanic Chaine des Puys: a unique collection of simple and compound monogenetic edifices / Pierre Boivin and Jean-Claude Thouret -- Velay-Mezenc Massif: harsh volcanic highlands around the Loire River Springs / Emmanuelle Defive and Alexandre Poiraud -- The Cirque de Navacelles: a major geomorphosite in the Grands Causses karstic region / Martine Ambert -- The Gavarnie Cirque: a celebrated "Nature's Colossus" / Monique Fort -- The Têt river valley: a condensed record of long-term landscape evolution in the Pyrenees / Marc Calvet, Yanni Gunnell, and Magali Delmas -- The Vosgian-Alsatian side of the Rhine Graben: a unique, tectonically controlled and manmade landscape / Jean-Michel Carozza -- Karstic valleys, vineyards and palafittic settlements of the External Jura / Marie-Françoise André -- Glacial imprint on the main ridge of the Vosges Mountains / Jean-Luc Mercier -- On the roof of Europe: high altitude morphodynamics in the Mont Blanc Massif / Philip Deline and Ludovic Ravanel -- In the folds of the Earth: French Prealpine geomorphological landscapes / Fabien Hobléa -- The Lower Ardèche River karst landscapes and caves (Lower Rhône Valley) : unique morphologies induced by the Messinian salinity crisis / Ludovic Mocochain and Stéphane Jaillet -- The Lower Valley and the Delta of the Rhône River: water landscapes of nature and history / Gilles Arnaud-Fassetta and Mireille Provansal -- Glacial landscapes and protohistoric cultural heritage of the Mount Bego region, Southern French Alps / Jérôme Magail and Patrick Simon -- Karst memories above and beneath the sea: Marseilles and its continental shelf during the Cosquer cave occupation / Jacques Collina-Girard -- Scenic granitic landscapes of Corsica / Charles Le Coeur -- Exceptional coral reef and lagoon geomorphology in French Polynesia / Samuel Etienne -- La Réunion Island: a typical example of a basaltic shield volcano with rapid evolution / Nicolas Villeneuve, Patrick Bachèlery, and Jacobus Kemp
Summary The Landforms and Landscapes of France provides an informative and attractive overview of the most scenic landscapes of France. The geodiversity of France is emphasized, for example the glacial landscapes of the Mont-Blanc Massif, the volcanoes of the French Massif Central, the chalk cliffs and sand dunes of the Atlantic coast, the granitic landscapes of Corsica or the lagoons and coral reefs of French Polynesia. The objectives are to provide the reader with an enjoyable and informative description of the selected sites within their regional geographical and geological settings; to offer an up-to-date survey of the evolution of France's landscape; and to give additional information on the cultural value of the selected sites wherever appropriate (prehistoric paintings, legends related to sites, famous vineyards, etc.). The book is a richly illustrated reference work that makes accessible for the first time a wealth of information currently scattered among many national and regional journals. It will be of benefit to earth scientists, environmental scientists, tourism geographers and conservationists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Landforms -- France.
Landscapes -- France.
Geomorphology -- France.
Form Electronic book
Author Fort, Monique, editor
André, Marie-Françoise, editor
ISBN 9400770227 (electronic bk.)
9789400770225 (electronic bk.)