Landscapes and Landforms of France

  • Monique Fort
  • Marie-Françoise André
Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Monique Fort, Christine Chaussé, Nathalie Vanara, Gilles Thomas
    Pages 3-15
  3. Chantal Bonnot-Courtois, Anne-Véronique Walter-Simonnet, Agnès Baltzer
    Pages 41-51
  4. Nathalie Carcaud, Hervé Davodeau
    Pages 61-70

About this book

Introduction

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

Keywords

Geoconservation Geodiversity Geomorphological History Geotourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Monique Fort
    • 1
  • Marie-Françoise André
    • 2
  1. 1.Geography Department, UFR GHSS CNRS UMR 8586 PRODIGUniversity Paris Diderot-Sorbonne-Paris-CitéParisFrance
  2. 2.Laboratory of Physical and Environmental Geography (GEOLAB)CNRS – Blaise Pascal UniversityClermont-FerrandFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7022-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7021-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7022-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2104
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