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Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland

Part of the book series: World Geomorphological Landscapes ((WGLC))

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The variety of Swiss landscapes is due to the combination of varied structural and climatic contexts and a rich geological heritage. The book is divided in three main sections. The first section presents the physical context and details the variety of Swiss geomorphological landscapes. The second section proposes 23 examples of Swiss landscapes, in three main subsections: eight examples of structural landscapes; nine cases of glacial, periglacial and high mountain landscapes; and six examples of river landscapes and landscapes related to gravity-driven processes. The last section deals with geoheritage, geoparks and geotourism.

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Reynard, E. (2021). Introduction. In: Reynard, E. (eds) Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland. World Geomorphological Landscapes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43203-4_1

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