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Landscapes and Landforms of Colombia

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This book provides an attractive and informative overview of Colombian landscapes and their geological evolution, including comprehensive descriptions of seventeen key selected sites in the country. It provides insight into the geomorphological diversity of Colombian landscapes characterized by climatic and topographic variation. The book covers the essence of the landscapes in the country: coastal features, mud volcanoes, desertic geoforms, snow covered peaks, active volcanoes, deeply incised canyons and subdesertic valleys. It contributes knowledge and understanding into Colombian landscapes and prospects.

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Titel: Landscapes and Landforms of Colombia
Autoren/Herausgeber: Michel Hermelin (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: World Geomorphological Landscapes
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2015

ISBN/EAN: 9783319117997

Seitenzahl: 219
Format: 27,9 x 21 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 928 g
Sprache: Englisch

Professor Hermelin conducted studies on geomorphology (evolution of Colombian landscapes, erosion and chemical weathering, distribution of Quaternary volcanic ash) in the Central and Western Cordilleras, in Cordoba and the Archipelago of San Andres and Providencia also works on Environmental Geology (mapping and threat prevention, impact of human activities on ecosystems, physical planning of urban and rural territory). He currently undertakes projects on the highlands of Antioquia, the breakdown of stability of slopes subjected to grazing, decomposition of Antioquia Batholith rocks and natural hazards Aburrá Valley. He has published in many international journals such including the Bull. of Engineering Geology and the Environment, JP of Human Security and Development, Zeitschrift für Geomorphology, Journal of the Institute of Housing INVI, Chile, and national journals including the Journal of the Academy Colombian Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, and the Bulletin of Earth Sciences, Bulletin of routes, EAFIT Magazine, as well as in several books.

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