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Danxiashan Global Geopark

By: Hua Peng and Franz Wolfgang Eder

320 pages, 100 colour illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jan 2014 | #191785 | ISBN-13: 9783642159039
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About this book

This book presents of the most outstanding and beautiful red bed landscapes in the world, which in 2004 were included in UNESCO's 'Global Geoparks Network', Danxiashan. Located in the Chinese Province of Guangdong, it is composed of natural elements such red rocks mainly from the Cretaceous age, green subtropical vegetation and blue waters. Furthermore, it is the name-giving region of the 'Danxia landforms', a term which has gained scientific and popular acceptance in the past 80 years. Danxia, meaning red cloud glow, is an absolutely wonderful name for a geological and geomorphic phenomenon that is based on a long record of geological history, a distinct development of landscapes and landforms, as well as on the presence of beautiful natural and cultural sites, demonstrating the harmonious coexistence between mankind and nature.


Contents

1. Introduction to the Geopark Danxiashan.- 2. Danxia landform- 3. Regional geographical background.- 4. The Geo-tectonic and geological history.- 5. Geomorphological feature.- 6. Vegetation and animals.- 7. Human history and culture.- 8. The value of Danxiashan.- 9. Danxiashan in comparison with other international "red bed landscapes".- 10. Conservation of the Geopark Dansiashan.

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