Landscapes and Landforms of France

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ISBN: 978-94-007-7021-8 (Print) 978-94-007-7022-5 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

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    Introduction: Landscapes and Landforms of France, A Large Diversity

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    Pages 3-15

    Paris and the Seine River: Antic Sites, Underground Resources and Risks

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    Pages 17-28

    The Seine River from Ile-de-France to Normandy: Geomorphological and Cultural Landscapes of a Large Meandering Valley

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    Pages 29-39

    The High Normandy Chalk Cliffs: An Inspiring Geomorphosite for Painters and Novelists

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    Pages 41-51

    The Mont-Saint-Michel Bay: An Exceptional Megatidal Environment Influenced by Natural Evolution and Man-Made Modifications

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    Pages 53-60

    The “Pink Granite” Coast (Northern Brittany)

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    Pages 61-70

    Another Loire: The Armorican Loire

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    Pages 71-80

    The Arcachon Bay Estuary: A “Collage” of Landscapes

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    Pages 81-91

    The Volcanic Chaîne des Puys: A Unique Collection of Simple and Compound Monogenetic Edifices

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    Pages 93-103

    Velay and Mézenc Massif: Harsh Volcanic Highlands Around the Loire River Source

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    Pages 105-114

    The Cirque de Navacelles: A Major Geomorphosite in the Grands Causses Karstic Region

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    Pages 115-126

    The Gavarnie Cirque: A Celebrated “Nature’s Colossus”

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    Pages 127-138

    The Têt River Valley: A Condensed Record of Long-Term Landscape Evolution in the Pyrenees

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    Pages 139-148

    The Vosgian-Alsatian Side of the Rhine Graben: A Unique, Tectonically Controlled and Manmade Landscape

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    Pages 149-159

    Karstic valleys, Vineyards and Palafittic Settlements of the External Jura

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    Pages 161-169

    Glacial Imprint on the Main Ridge of the Vosges Mountains

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    Pages 171-181

    On the Roof of Europe: High-Altitude Morphodynamics in the Mont Blanc Massif

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    Pages 183-194

    In the Folds of the Earth: French Prealpine Geomorphological Landscapes

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    Pages 195-205

    The Lower Ardèche River Karst Landscapes and Caves (Lower Rhône Valley): Unique Morphologies Induced by the Messinian Salinity Crisis

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    Pages 207-218

    The Lower Valley and the Delta of the Rhône River: Water Landscapes of Nature and History

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