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Landscapes and Landforms of Brazil

  • Bianca Carvalho Vieira
  • André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado
  • Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Brazil: Long-term Natural Evolution of Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bianca Carvalho Vieira, André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos
      Pages 3-7
    3. Fernando Flecha de Alkmim
      Pages 9-17
    4. André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Guilherme Tatison Bueno, Alisson Duarte Diniz, Breno Ribeiro Marent
      Pages 19-31
    5. João Lima Sant’anna Neto, Emerson Galvani, Bianca Carvalho Vieira
      Pages 33-41
  3. Extraordinary Landscapes of Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Carlos César Uchôa de Lima, José Maria Landim Dominguez
      Pages 45-54
    3. Carlos Ernesto Gonçalves Reynaud Schaefer, Fábio Soares de Oliveira
      Pages 65-77
    4. Jorge Hamilton Souza dos Santos, Nádja Furtado Bessa dos Santos
      Pages 79-90
    5. Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos, Eduardo Vedor de Paula, Carlos Roberto Soares
      Pages 103-113
    6. Celia Regina de Gouveia Souza
      Pages 115-134
    7. Rubson Pinheiro Maia, Francisco Hilário Rêgo Bezerra
      Pages 147-156
    8. Edgardo M. Latrubesse, José Cândido Stevaux
      Pages 157-169
    9. Joël Rodet, Luc Willems, André Pouclet
      Pages 171-181
    10. Augusto S. Auler, Luis B. Piló
      Pages 183-190
    11. Fernando de Morais, Sandro Sidnei Vargas de Cristo
      Pages 191-200
    12. Helen Nébias Barreto, Juliana de Paula Silva, Jorge Hamilton Souza dos Santos, Ediléa Dutra Pereira
      Pages 201-210
    13. Carlos César Uchôa de Lima, Marjorie Cseko Nolasco
      Pages 211-220
    14. Osmar Abílio de Carvalho Júnior, Renato Fontes Guimarães, Éder de Souza Martins, Roberto Arnaldo Trancoso Gomes
      Pages 221-230
    15. Antonio Carlos de Barros Corrêa, Lucas Costa de Souza Cavalcanti, Daniel Rodrigues de Lira
      Pages 243-251
    16. Demétrio da Silva Mutzenberg, Antonio Carlos de Barros Correa, Bruno de Azevêdo Cavalcanti Tavares, Daniela Cisneiros
      Pages 253-263
    17. Luiza Câmara Beserra Neta, Stélio Soares Tavares Júnior, Marcondes Lima da Costa
      Pages 265-272
    18. Luis B. Piló, Augusto S. Auler, Frederico Martins
      Pages 273-283
    19. Bianca Carvalho Vieira, Marcelo Fischer Gramani
      Pages 285-297
    20. Roberto Marques Neto, Archimedes Perez Filho, Thomaz Alvisi de Oliveira
      Pages 299-308
    21. Roberto Verdum, Márcia Elisa Boscato Gomes, Luís Eduardo de Souza Robaina
      Pages 309-318
    22. André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Flávio Fonseca do Carmo
      Pages 319-330
    23. Tiago Damas Martins, Claudinei Taborda da Silveira, Maria Lígia Cassol Pinto
      Pages 331-338
    24. Marga Eliz Pontelli, Julio Cesar Paisani
      Pages 339-347
    25. Vinicius Vasconcelos, Osmar Abílio de Carvalho Júnior, Éder de Souza Martins, Antônio Felipe Couto Júnior
      Pages 349-357
    26. Antônio Pereira Magalhães Junior, Luiz Fernando de Paula Barros, Miguel Fernandes Felippe
      Pages 359-370
    27. Geraldo Marcelo Pereira Lima, Luiz César Corrêa-Gomes
      Pages 371-380
    28. César Augusto Chicarino Varajão, Fernando Flecha de Alkmim
      Pages 381-388
    29. Telma Mendes Silva, André Luiz Ferrari, Miguel Tupinambá, Nelson Fernandes
      Pages 389-399
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 401-403

About this book

Introduction

This book presents Brazil as a country of continental dimensions. Its territory has a large variety of rock types, geological structures and climates. The country has a large variety of landscapes, such as the humid plains of the Amazon River, the dry plateaus of the semi-arid region or the subtropical mountains of the southern region. On the coast, some plateaus and mountains, like the Serra do Mar Mountain range, formed a significant barrier front to access the hinterland of Brazil. On the other side of these coastal plateaus and mountains, there is a large collection of other plateaus, mountains, plains and depressions little altered by human interference. Thus, Brazil has a unique variety of different landscapes and extraordinary geomorphological sites. The book invites readers to learn more about the beautiful Brazilian landscapes, their complexity and vastness.

Keywords

Brazil Geomorphological Site Geomorphology Natural Landscape Physical Geography

Editors and affiliations

  • Bianca Carvalho Vieira
    • 1
  • André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado
    • 2
  • Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of GeographyFederal University of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Department of GeographyFederal University of FederalCuritibaBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8023-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8022-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8023-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2104
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