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Title Landscapes and landforms of Brazil / Bianca Carvalho Vieira, Andre Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Leonardo Jose Cordeiro Santos, editors.
Imprint Cham [Switzerland] : Springer, [2015]

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Series World geomorphological landscapes.
World geomorphological landscapes.
Subject Landscapes -- Brazil.
Landforms -- Brazil.
Geomorphology -- Brazil.
Alt Name Vieira, Bianca Carvalho,
Salgado, André Augusto Rodrigues,
Santos, Leonardo José Cordeiro,
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary This book presents Brazil as a country of continental dimensions. Its territory has a large variety of rock types, geological structures and climates. The country has a large variety of landscapes, such as the humid plains of the Amazon River, the dry plateaus of the semi-arid region or the subtropical mountains of the southern region. On the coast, some plateaus and mountains, like the Serra do Mar Mountain range, formed a significant barrier front to access the hinterland of Brazil. On the other side of these coastal plateaus and mountains, there is a large collection of other plateaus, mountains, plains and depressions little altered by human interference. Thus, Brazil has a unique variety of different landscapes and extraordinary geomorphological sites. The book invites readers to learn more about the beautiful Brazilian landscapes, their complexity and vastness.
Contents Brazil: A Land of Beautiful and Undiscovered Landscapes -- Geological Background: A Tectonic Panorama of Brazil -- Long-Term Geomorphological Evolution of the Brazilian Territory -- Climates of Brazil: Past and Present -- Discovery Coast: The Brazilian Landscape First Sighted by Europeans -- The Todos Os Santos Bay -An Ephemeral High Stand Feature Incised into an Aborted Cretaceous Rift -- Brazil in the South Atlantic: The Fernando De Noronha and Trindade Archipelagos -- The Lencois Maranhenses: A Paradise of Dunes and Ponds -- One Island, Many Landscapes: Santa Catarina Island, Southern Brazilian Coast -- Antonina Bay and Superagui Island: A Mosaic Of Mountains, Coastal Plain and Atlantic Forest -- The Bertioga Coastal Plain: An Example of Morphotectonic Evolution -- Brazilian Pantanal: A Large Pristine Tropical Wetland -- Potiguar Basin: Diversity of Landscapes in the Brazilian Equatorial Margin -- The Anavilhanas And Mariua Archipelagos: Fluvial Wonders from the Negro River, Amazon Basin -- The Rio Peruacu Basin, An Impressive Multiphased Karst System -- Lagoa Santa Karst: Cradle of Brazilian Cave Studies -- Jalapao: Sedimentary Heritages in Central Brazil -- Chapada Das Mesas: Unknown Geomorphological Heritage -- Chapada Diamantina: A Remarkable Landscape Dominated by Mountains and Plateaus -- Chapada Dos Veadeiros: The Highest Landscapes in the Brazilian Central Plateau -- Chapada Do Araripe: A Highland Oasis Incrusted into the Semi-Arid Region of Northeastern Brazil -- Stone and Sand Ruins in the Drylands of Brazil: The Rustic Landscapes of Catimbau National Park -- Serra Da Capivara National Park: Ruinform Landscapes on the Parnaiba Cuesta -- Tepequem Mountains: A Relict Landscape in the Northern Amazon -- Carajas National Forest: Iron Ore Plateaus and Caves in Southeastern Amazon -- Serra Do Mar: The Most "Tormented" Relief in Brazil -- Itatiaia Massif: Morphogenesis of Southeastern Brazilian Highlands -- Southern Plateau and Itaimbezinho Canyon -- Quadrilatero Ferrifero': A Beautiful and Neglected Landscape Between the Gold and Iron Ore Reservoirs -- Campos Gerais of Parana: A Regional Palimpsest -- Foz Do Iguacu: Regional Geomorphological Context of the Iguacu Falls -- The Canastra Range: On the Way to Sao Francisco River Spring -- Southern Serra Do Espinhaco: The Impressive Plateau of Quartzite Ridges -- Itatim Geomorphological Site: Largest Concentration of Inselbergs in Brazil -- Pancas: The Kingdom of Bornhardts -- The Guanabara Bay, A Giant Body of Water Surrounded by Mountains in the Rio De Janeiro Metropolitan Area.
ISBN 9789401780230 (electronic bk.)
9401780234 (electronic bk.)
9401780226 (print)
9789401780223 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-94-017-8023-0
OCLC # 904547679
Additional Format Printed edition: 9789401780223.

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