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Landscapes and Landforms of Colombia

  • Michel Hermelin

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Iván Darío Correa Arango, Juan Felipe Paniagua-Arroyave
    Pages 55-63
  3. Michel Hermelin
    Pages 65-72
  4. Georgina Guzmán
    Pages 73-83
  5. Domingo Mendivelso
    Pages 85-98
  6. Héctor Fonseca, Ítalo Reyes
    Pages 99-106
  7. Orlando Navas
    Pages 107-114
  8. José Henry Carvajal, Orlando Navas
    Pages 115-126
  9. Michel Hermelin
    Pages 127-137
  10. Carolina García, Michel Hermelin
    Pages 139-153
  11. José Humberto Caballero, Albeiro Rendón, John Jairo Gallego, Nathalia Vanessa Uasapud
    Pages 155-166
  12. Gloria Elena Toro, Ricardo Méndez, Michel Hermelin, Miguel Angel Tavera
    Pages 167-182
  13. María Patricia Torres, María Luisa Monsalve, Bernardo Pulgarín
    Pages 183-192
  14. Marta Lucia Calvache, José Fernando Duque-Trujillo
    Pages 193-202
  15. José Fernando Duque-Trujillo, Michel Hermelin, Gloria Elena Toro
    Pages 203-210
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 211-219

About this book


This book provides an attractive and informative overview of Colombian landscapes and their geological evolution, including comprehensive descriptions of seventeen key selected sites in the country.
It provides insight into the geomorphological diversity of Colombian landscapes characterized by climatic and topographic variation. The book covers the essence of the landscapes in the country: coastal
features, mud volcanoes, desertic geoforms, snow covered peaks, active volcanoes, deeply incised canyons and subdesertic valleys. It contributes knowledge and understanding into Colombian landscapes
and prospects.


Colombian and Caribbean Landscapes Diversity Columbian Landforms Geomorphosites Natural Beauty Columbia Tourist Information Columbia Tropical Andean Landscapes

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Hermelin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyU. EAFITMedellínColombia

About the editors

Professor Hermelin conducted studies on geomorphology (evolution of Colombian landscapes, erosion and chemical weathering, distribution of Quaternary volcanic ash) in the Central and Western Cordilleras, in Cordoba and the Archipelago of San Andres and Providencia also works on Environmental Geology (mapping and threat prevention, impact of human activities on ecosystems, physical planning of urban and rural territory). He currently undertakes projects on the highlands of Antioquia, the breakdown of stability of slopes subjected to grazing, decomposition of Antioquia Batholith rocks and natural hazards Aburrá Valley. He has published in many international journals such including the Bull. of Engineering Geology and the Environment, JP of Human Security and Development, Zeitschrift für Geomorphology, Journal of the Institute of Housing INVI, Chile, and national journals including the Journal of the Academy Colombian Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, and the Bulletin of Earth Sciences, Bulletin of routes, EAFIT Magazine, as well as in several books.

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