The Position of China in World Karst Studies
As we have shown, karst studies in China developed separately from the West. Many of concepts are similar in both areas, but because of differences in geology, physiography, climate and in culture and land exploitation, Chinese karst is quite distinctive. It is difficult to compare karstification in different parts of the world since the geological, physiographic and climatic influences are never the same, but certain observations can be made.
KeywordsEurope Sandstone Shale Cretaceous Lime
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