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The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Series: Oxford Regional Environments

Edited By: EA Koster

438 pages, 37 maps, 136 figs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | May 2005 | #151090 | ISBN: 0199277753
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About this book

The Physical Geography of Western Europe is designed to be a state-of -the-art evaluation of the physical environment of Western Europe, being both retrospective and prospective in its perception of environmental change. The unique natural and regional environments of Western Europe are discussed, as well as the physical geographic framework of the region. Particular emphasis is placed on the impact and responses of human society on the physical environment of the region which is characterized by a very high population density. As an enhanced reference work it will be of enduring value.


Contents

I SYSTEMATIC FRAMEWORK; 1. Tectonic evolution, geology, and geomorphology; 2. Neotectonics; 3. Quaternary climatic changes and landscape evolution; 4. The last glaciation and geomorphology; 5. Periglacial processes and landscapes; 6. River environments and climate change; 7. Marine and coastal environments and dynamics; 8. Aeolian environments; 9. Peatlands, past and present; II REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTS; 10. Danish-German-Dutch Wadden environments; 11. German Uplands and Alpine Forelands; 12. French and Belgian Uplands; 13. The Parisian Basin; 14. French Alps and Alpine Forelands; III ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN IMPACT; 15. Climate: mean state, variability, and change; 16. Weathering and (Holocene) soil formation; 17. Forests and forest environments; 18. Geomorphic hazards and natural risk; 19. Air, water, and soil pollution; 20. Urbanization, industrialization, and mining; 21. Geoconservation

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