Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa

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Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa – an overview.- Sandstone Landforms of the Karoo Basin: Naturally Sculpted Rock.- The Mpumalanga/Limpopo Escarpment: Geology and Fluvial Landforms.- Landscape and Landforms of the Vredefort Dome: Exposing an Old Wound.- Geomorphological evolution of the Pilanesberg.- The Drakensberg escarpment: mountain processes at the edge.- Rocky shorelines of the Wild Coast.- The Augrabies Falls region: a fluvial landscape divided in flow but magnificent in spectacle.- The Richtersveld: an ancient rocky wilderness.- The Cederberg: a rugged sandstone topography.- Table Mountain: Wonder of Nature at the Foot of Africa.- The Cape Winelands.- The Kruger National Park: geology and geomorphology of the wilderness.- The Maputaland Corridor: a coastal geomorphological treasure.- Of dunes, depressions and dry valleys: the arid landscapes of the Kalahari Desert.- The Western Free State Panfield: a landscape of myriad pans and lunettes.- The Sterkfontein Caves: geomorphology and hominin-bearing deposits.- Military Geography: Landscapes of the Anglo-Boer War.- Geoheritage and geotourism in South Africa.

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Gebundene Ausgabe

Erscheinungsdatum

25.03.2015

Herausgeber

Stefan Grab + weitere

Verlag

Springer

Seitenzahl

187

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“The book provides excellent summaries of classic regions all around South Africa and is lavishly illustrated throughout with excellent full-color maps and images. … Summing Up: Recommended. All academic and professional library collections.” (B. M. Simonson, Choice, Vol. 53 (6), February, 2016)

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The author is an Associate Professor in Physical Geography at the School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg in 1998. Dr. Grab is a member of the South African Society for Quaternary Research, of the South African Society for Quaternary Research and of the Southern African Geographical Society. He works as a book review editor for The South African Geographical Journal.

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Einband

Gebundene Ausgabe

Erscheinungsdatum

25.03.2015

Herausgeber

Verlag

Springer

Seitenzahl

187

Maße (L/B/H)

28,5/21,5/1,7 cm

Gewicht

764 g

Auflage

2015

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-3-319-03559-8

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  • Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa
  • Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa – an overview.- Sandstone Landforms of the Karoo Basin: Naturally Sculpted Rock.- The Mpumalanga/Limpopo Escarpment: Geology and Fluvial Landforms.- Landscape and Landforms of the Vredefort Dome: Exposing an Old Wound.- Geomorphological evolution of the Pilanesberg.- The Drakensberg escarpment: mountain processes at the edge.- Rocky shorelines of the Wild Coast.- The Augrabies Falls region: a fluvial landscape divided in flow but magnificent in spectacle.- The Richtersveld: an ancient rocky wilderness.- The Cederberg: a rugged sandstone topography.- Table Mountain: Wonder of Nature at the Foot of Africa.- The Cape Winelands.- The Kruger National Park: geology and geomorphology of the wilderness.- The Maputaland Corridor: a coastal geomorphological treasure.- Of dunes, depressions and dry valleys: the arid landscapes of the Kalahari Desert.- The Western Free State Panfield: a landscape of myriad pans and lunettes.- The Sterkfontein Caves: geomorphology and hominin-bearing deposits.- Military Geography: Landscapes of the Anglo-Boer War.- Geoheritage and geotourism in South Africa.