Books  Physical Sciences  Earth & Planetary Sciences  Geomorphology 

Geomorphology of Central America: A Syngenetic Perspective

Features the latest research on the seismic behavior of the Central America region, including volcanic activity, landslides, rivers, forest areas, and topographic environments
More than 100 figures, illustrations, and photographs underscore key concepts and aid in retention
Authored by a geomorphologist with more than 30 years of research experience in the field with a focus on Central America

By: Jean Pierre Bergoeing (Author)

162 pages, 100+ colour photos and colour illustrations

Elsevier

Paperback | Jun 2015 | #225642 | ISBN-13: 9780128031599
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1 week Details
NHBS Price: £60.99 $78/€73 approx

About this book

Geomorphology of Central America is authored by a scientist with more than 30 years of regional assessment research experience in Central American countries, arming scientists with a classic research method-a method most effective when applied to specific geographic regions globally. The scientific techniques used for assessing regional studies of an area reflect a level of expertise that has become more difficult to come by over the past three decades and underscores the importance of regional assessments of geomorphological features.

Complemented with beautifully crafted and exacting maps that capture the region's unique landscapes, Geomorphology of Central America introduces a global vision of the geomorphology and volcanic field of Central America from Guatemala to Panama, making it the first single source of geomorphological content for the region.


Contents

Introduction

1. Structural Geomorphology
2. Central America's Isthmus Geomorphology
3. Guatemala's Geomorphology Landscapes
4. Honduras Geomorphology Features
5. El Salvador Geomorphology
6. Nicaragua's Geomorphology Landscapes
7. Costa Rica's Structural Units
8. Panama Geomorphology Characteristic
9. Conclusions

Glossary


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Biography

Jean Pierre Bergoeing is a French Geomorphologist and polyglot, studied at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He continued his studies at the University of Aix-Marseille II, France, where he successively obtained a Master's degree in Physical Geography (1972), a 3rd cycle Doctorate in Geomorphology (1975) and finally a State Doctorate in Letters and Human Sciences (1987). His career has developed in three continents, America, Europe and Africa. He has been Professor of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Nantes University of France, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger, and the University of Costa Rica. He has also worked for the French Government as international aid worker and later served a diplomatic career as a Scientific and Technical cooperation Attach . He is the author of several books and numerous publications in international journals, and geomorphic maps on Chile, Costa Rica, Central America, Africa and Europe – including Geomorphology of Central America (Elsevier, June 2015).

Bestsellers in this subject

The Red Sea

NHBS Price: £180.00 $229/€215 approx

Classic Landforms of the White Peak

NHBS Price: £12.90 $16/€15 approx

The History of Geoconservation

NHBS Price: £85.50 $109/€102 approx

Geomorphology of Desert Environments

NHBS Price: £89.99 $115/€107 approx

The Antarctic Subglacial Lake Vostok

NHBS Price: £135.00 $172/€161 approx