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Landscapes and Landforms of Turkey

  • Catherine Kuzucuoğlu
  • Attila Çiner
  • Nizamettin Kazancı

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Outlines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Catherine Kuzucuoğlu, Attila Çiner, Nizamettin Kazancı
      Pages 3-5
    3. Catherine Kuzucuoğlu
      Pages 7-15
    4. Catherine Kuzucuoğlu, A. M. Celâl Şengör, Attila Çiner
      Pages 17-40
    5. Catherine Kuzucuoğlu, Attila Çiner, Nizamettin Kazancı
      Pages 41-178
  3. Karst

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Lütfi Nazik, Murat Poyraz, Mustafa Karabıyıkoğlu
      Pages 181-196
    3. Uğur Doğan, Serdar Yeşilyurt
      Pages 197-206
  4. Coastal Landforms

  5. Lakes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Nizamettin Kazancı, Neil Roberts
      Pages 325-337

About this book


This book on Turkish geomorphology offers location descriptions, based on their dynamics and evolution processes, including hydrology, tectonics, volcanism, slopes, coasts, ice/snow, and wind. It presents landforms as a result of evolution (Quaternary, Holocene, historic) and in relation to the elements determining and/or impacting this evolution (vegetation, soil, hydrology, geology, climate, sea level and human action) as well as the resulting landscapes. Richly illustrated with pictures from each site, including geomorphological maps and sections, it explains the risks associated with the geomorphological dynamics (on local and global scales), natural and/or cultural heritage (archaeology, prehistory, history, architectural specifications adapted to the landscape), as well as challenges for human society (endangered landscape, protection/conservation rules/statutes, posters/paintings.).


Turkish Geomorphology Anatolia Turkey Landscape Evolution Plateau Taurus Pontides Karst Landscapes Morphotectonics Hydrogeology Environment Archaeology Volcanoes Glaciers Highlands, Mountains and Valleys

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Kuzucuoğlu
    • 1
  • Attila Çiner
    • 2
  • Nizamettin Kazancı
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Physical Geography (LGP, UMR 8591)CNRS, Universities of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris 12 U-PecMeudonFrance
  2. 2.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Ankara UniversityAnkaraTurkey

About the editors

Prof. Catherine Kuzucuoglu, the lead Editor, is Research Director in geomorphology and palaeoenvironments at the Laboratory of Physical Geography ofCNRS-INEE/Paris-1 University, at Meudon (France).

Attila Çiner, the second editor, is geologist and Director of Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

Nizamettin Kazancı, the third editor, is geologist and recently retired from Ankara University, Turkey.

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