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Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic

  • Tomáš Pánek
  • Jan Hradecký

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tomáš Pánek, Jan Hradecký
    Pages 1-4
  3. Physical Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Tomáš Pánek, Veronika Kapustová
      Pages 29-39
  4. Landscapes and Landforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Karel Žák, Pavel Bosák, Jiří Bruthans
      Pages 59-72
    3. Zuzana Vařilová
      Pages 123-137
    4. Pavel Raška, Vladimír Cajz
      Pages 139-152
    5. Monika Mulková, Petr Popelka, Renata Popelková
      Pages 319-332
    6. Jan Hradecký, Radek Dušek, Marián Velešík, Monika Chudaničová, Václav Škarpich, Radim Jarošek et al.
      Pages 333-346
    7. Tomáš Pánek, Jan Miklín, Karel Kirchner
      Pages 373-384
  5. Geoheritage and Geotourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 411-422

About this book

Introduction

The book aims to present the unique geomorphological landscapes of the Czech Republic. The geomorphic uniqueness of this country benefits from the proximity to two distinct European geological domains: the old cratonized Bohemian Massif and the relatively young Tertiary fold and thrust belt of the Western Carpathians.

Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic introduces general physiographical characteristics of the landscape and presents the main driving factors leading to the evolution of the present landscape. The book contains twenty two chapters describing the most interesting geomorphic landscapes of the Czech Republic. The selection of individual landscapes was based on visual exceptionality (e.g. sandstone landscapes of the Northern Bohemia), scientific importance (e.g. patterned grounds in the Sudetic Mountains) and historical relevance (e.g. mining of the Nízký and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains). The final chapters of the book discuss the protection of geomorphic heritage in the Czech Republic.

Keywords

Bohemian Massif Carpathian Mountains Geomorphology Czech Republic European Landforms Geomorphic Processes Geomorphosites Landscape Evolution Nature Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomáš Pánek
    • 1
  • Jan Hradecký
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical Geography andUniversity of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Physical Geography andUniversity of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27537-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27536-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27537-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2104
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