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Title Landscapes and landforms of Spain / Francisco Gutiérrez, Mateo Gutiérrez, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 348 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series World Geomorphological Landscapes, 2213-2090
World geomorphological landscapes. 2213-2090
Contents The Geology and Geomorphology of Spain. A Concise Introduction -- The Guadalentín Tectonic Depression, Betic Chain, Murcia -- The Late Neogene to Quaternary Drainage Evolution of the Uplifted Neogene Sedimentary Basins of Almeria, Betic Chain -- Granite Landforms in Galicia -- Geomorphology of La Pedriza Granitic Massif, Guadarrama Range -- Conglomerate Monoliths and Karst in the Ebro Cenozoic Basin, NE Spain -- The Karst of the Tramuntana Range, Mallorca Island -- Atapuerca Karst and Its Paleoanthropological Sites -- Evaporite Karst in Calatayud, Iberian Chain -- The Gypsum Karst of Sorbas, Betic Chain -- Gallocanta Saline Lake, Iberian Chain -- Playa-lakes and Yardangs in the Bujaraloz-Sástago Endorheic Area, Central Ebro Basin -- The Picos de Europa National and Regional Parks -- The Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, Central Pyrenees -- Glacial and Structural Geomorphology in the Maladeta Massif, Pyrenees -- Block Streams in the Tremedal Massif, Central Iberian Chain -- Badlands in the Tabernas Basin, Betic Chain -- Geology and Geomorphological Evolution of the Ebro River Delta -- Coastal Dunes and Marshes in Doñana National Park -- Raised Beaches in the Cantabrian Coast -- The Olot Volcanic Field -- The Teide Volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands -- The 1730-1736 Eruption of Lanzarote, Canary Islands -- Structural Collapses in the Canary Islands -- Geomorphological Heritage and Conservation in Spain -- Geomorphic Hazards in Spain
Summary The Landscapes and Landforms of Spain provides an informative and inviting overview of the geology and geomorphology of Spain. It incorporates a diverse range of topics, ranging from the fiery landscapes of the Canary Islands and its volcanic formations to the glacial scenery of the Pyrenees. The book devotes attention to granite landforms, karst terrains, coastal dunes and marshes, as well as to heritage and conservation, with the objective of offering the reader a comprehensive insight into the Spanish geological setting. The book presents readers with the opportunity to explore Spanish landforms in detail through its highly illustrated pages and maps, making this an appealing text on the subject field
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 24, 2014)
Subject Geomorphology -- Spain.
Landscapes -- Spain.
Landforms -- Spain.
Form Electronic book
Author Gutiérrez, Francisco (Earth scientist), editor
Gutiérrez, Mateo (Geology teacher), editor
ISBN 9401786275 (print)
9401786283 (electronic bk.)
9789401786270 (print)
9789401786287 (electronic bk.)