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Landscapes and Landforms of France

  • Monique Fort
  • Marie-Françoise André


  • Collects a substantial amount of geomorphological landscape information on France, published in English for the first time

  • Richly illustrated: over 100 illustrations, including about 15 maps in colour

  • Will provide earth scientists - teachers as well as students - with very pedagogical case studies


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


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


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

  • Book Title Landscapes and Landforms of France
  • Editors Monique Fort
    Marie-Françoise André
  • Series Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • Series Abbreviated Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7021-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0669-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7022-5
  • Series ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-2104
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 274
  • Number of Illustrations 58 b/w illustrations, 172 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geomorphology
    Nature Conservation
    Physical Geography
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