This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland. It covers the country's geological and tectonic context, together with its climatic context, geomorphological history, structural and karstic landscapes, glacial and periglacial landscapes, landscapes with natural hazards, geomorphology and society, and the preservation of its geomorphological heritage. Richly illustrated, it presents case studies on some of the country's most famous natural sites, including the Matterhorn, Aletsch Glacier, Sardona Tectonic Arena, and Engadine, among others.
Emmanuel Reynard is a Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Lausanne. His research concerns mountain geomorphology, geomorphological heritage, and water resources management. He created and chaired the Working Group on Geomorphosites within the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) from 2001 to 2013, and is currently a member of the IAG Executive Committee. In Switzerland, he has served as President of the Swiss Geomorphological Society (2005–2007) and has been the chairman of the Working Group on Geotopes at the Swiss Academy of Sciences from 2006 to 2017.