Landscapes and Landforms of the Maltese Islands

  • Ritienne Gauci
  • John A. Schembri

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Ritienne Gauci, John A. Schembri
    Pages 1-5
  3. Background

  4. Selected Geomorphological Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Reuben Grima, Simon Farrugia
      Pages 79-90
    3. Mariacristina Prampolini, Federica Foglini, Aaron Micallef, Mauro Soldati, Marco Taviani
      Pages 117-128
    4. Ivan Calleja, Chiara Tonelli
      Pages 129-139
    5. Mauro Soldati, Stefano Devoto, Mariacristina Prampolini, Alessandro Pasuto
      Pages 167-178
    6. Alan Deidun, Arnold Sciberras, Adrian Ciantar
      Pages 203-212
    7. Marie Louise Zammit Pace, Malcolm Bray, Jonathan Potts, Brian Baily
      Pages 213-227
    8. Joanna Causon Deguara, Saviour Scerri
      Pages 229-243
    9. Sandro Lanfranco, Lara Galea, Talitha Van Colen
      Pages 245-259
    10. Stefano Furlani, Ritienne Gauci, Stefano Devoto, John A. Schembri
      Pages 261-271
    11. Derek Mottershead, Malcolm Bray, Joanna Causon Deguara
      Pages 273-288
    12. Stefano Furlani, Ritienne Gauci, Sara Biolchi
      Pages 317-324
    13. Sephora Sammut, Ritienne Gauci, Robert Inkpen, Jessica Jade Lewis, Andy Gibson
      Pages 325-341
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Louise Spiteri, Darrin T. Stevens
      Pages 359-372
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 381-385

About this book


This edited volume brings together a collection of works that comprehensively address both the myriad geomorphological landscapes of the Maltese Islands and how their evolution has been shaped over various time-scales by different sets of processes. Additionally, the work highlights how the small geographical setting of the Maltese Islands helped to closely connect these landscapes with Maltese society and as a result, they have evolved from stand-alone examples of geomorphology to important backdrops of Maltese cultural identity. Most of the contributing authors are academics – both local and foreign – with a research focus on the geomorphology of the Maltese Islands. However, the editors have also (and purposefully) chosen other contributors from governmental institutions and research agencies, who complement the geomorphological research with their proactive work in selected case studies on Maltese landscapes.


Geography Geomorphology Landforms Landscape Maltese Islands

Editors and affiliations

  • Ritienne Gauci
    • 1
  • John A. Schembri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta
  2. 2.Department of Geography, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

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