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Landschaften und Geologie der Schweiz [Landscapes and Geology of Switzerland]

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By: Othmar Adrian Pfiffner(Author)
358 pages, ~300 colour photos, colour illustrations, and colour maps
Landschaften und Geologie der Schweiz [Landscapes and Geology of Switzerland]
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  • Landschaften und Geologie der Schweiz [Landscapes and Geology of Switzerland] ISBN: 9783258079929 Flexibound Apr 2019 Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
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Language: German

Written by one of the most renowned geologists in Switzerland, this is a richly illustrated, comprehensive work on the geology of Switzerland that makes landscapes and rock science easily comprehensible.

Switzerland's geological structure is reflected in its landscapes: while it is relatively simple in the Mittelland and in the Jura, diverse and highly complex structures can be found in the Alps. They originated from the collision of two continents, which led to the compression, folding and stacking of massive rock layers. Due to the different composition of the rocks, the weathering and the erosion gave rise to the various landscape forms that fascinate us so much today.

O. Adrian Pfiffner explains the elementary geological processes on the surface and in the underground of Switzerland in a language understandable to laymen. In doing so, he presents a comprehensive and richly illustrated book on landscape and rock science in Switzerland that will be welcomed by readers interested in geography.

Summary in German:
Das umfassende Werk zur Geologie der Schweiz. Ein Naturbuch für jeden Haushalt: Landschafts- und Gesteinskunde leicht verständlich dargestellt und reich bebildert. Verfasst von einem der renommiertesten Geologen der Schweiz.

Der geologische Bau der Schweiz spiegelt sich in deren Landschaften wider: Während er im Mittelland und im Jura relativ einfach ist, sind in den Alpen vielfältige und hochkomplexe Strukturen anzutreffen. Sie entstanden aus der Kollision zweier Kontinente, die zur Stauchung, Verfaltung und Aufeinanderstapelung gewaltiger Gesteinspakete führten. Aufgrund der unterschiedlichen Zusammensetzung der Gesteine, der Verwitterung und des Abtrags bildeten sich jene verschiedenartigen Landschaftsformen, die uns heute so faszinieren.

O. Adrian Pfiffner erläutert in einer auch für Laien verständlichen Sprache die elementaren geologischen Vorgänge an der Oberfläche und im Untergrund der Schweiz. Er legt damit eine umfassende und reich bebilderte Landschafts- und Gesteinskunde der Schweiz vor, auf die geografisch Interessierte aus ganz Europa lange gewartet haben.

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By: Othmar Adrian Pfiffner(Author)
358 pages, ~300 colour photos, colour illustrations, and colour maps
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