This is the fifth volume to appear in the Oxford Regional Environments series. Fennoscandia is composed of Finland ('Fennia' in Latin) and the Scandinavian peninsula (Norway and Sweden). A team of experts here presents the physical geographical factors which affect and control life in this northern area. The contributors concentrate on topics which are characteristic of the region, scientifically sound, and not necessarily familiar to an international audience, such as land uplift, large drumlin fields and eskers, mires, snow, the timberline, fjords, archipelagos, lakes, scattered frost features, and the biodiversity of conservation.
Preface; I PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT; 1. Major Landforms and Bedrock; 2. Land Uplift: Virgin Land from the Sea; 3. Glacially Sculptured Landforms; 4. Present-Day Geomorphic Processes; 5. Mires; 6. Climate; 7. Recent Climatic Trends; 8. Rivers and Lakes; 9. Snow as a Geographic Element; 10. Glaciers; 11. Boreal Forest and Northern and Upper Timberlines; II PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS; 12. Atlantic Coast and Fjords; 13. Scandes Mountains; 14. Uplands and Lowlands in Southern Sweden; 15. Archipelagos in the Baltic Sea; 16. Lake District of Finland; 17. Mountain Taiga of Sweden; 18. The District of Great Rivers around the Gulf of Bothnia; 19. Periglacial Environment; III HUMANS IN THE ENVIRONMENT; 20. Major Human Impact; 21. Acid Rain and Acidification of Lakes; 22. Lake Water Pollution; 23. Biodiversity Conservation; Index