This book is the first to give a comprehensive and detailed overview of the complete physical geography of Georgia in English. It discusses natural and environmental conditions, hydrology, geomorphology, landscapes, and resources and elaborates issues of environmental protection, natural hazards, resource potentials, tourism and many other topics of this multifaceted country.
This volume will appeal to researchers, educators and students in the fields of natural and environmental sciences, geography, geology, regional studies and related areas.
Dr Nana Bolashvili is the Director of the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) in Georgia. She is the President of the Georgian Geographical Society and a Scientific Technical correspondent for UNCCD. Dr Bolashvili has authored over 50 scientific publications including numerous monographs. She has contributed to several international scientific conferences and workshops, both as an organizer and participant. Dr Bolahsvili is involved in many international and local grant projects.
Dr Vazha Neidze was the Head of the Department of Human Geography at the Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography and a member of the Scientific Board of the Georgian Geographical Society. He was an International Chess Master and FIDE Arbiter. Dr.Neidze has authored numerous monographs and written over 150 publications. He is the author of several textbooks for V, VI, VII, VIII and IX classes, such as The World Social-Economic Geography: Textbook for Students of H/E Institutions (Lega, Tbilisi, 2003). The Georgian Geographical Society awarded the Vakhushti Bagrationi prize to Dr Vazha Neidze for his joint monograph Tblisi: Economic-Geographical Research (P/H sabchota Sakartvelo, Tb. 1989).