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Landscapes and Landforms of Portugal

  • Gonçalo Vieira
  • José Luís Zêzere
  • Carla Mora

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Geomorphological Setting, Dynamics and Hazards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carla Mora, Gonçalo Vieira
      Pages 33-46
    3. José Luís Zêzere
      Pages 47-62
    4. Ricardo A. C. Garcia, Sérgio C. Oliveira
      Pages 63-71
    5. Sérgio C. Oliveira, Ricardo A. C. Garcia, José Luís Zêzere
      Pages 73-80
  3. Coasts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Carlos Neto, Miguel Geraldes, Diana Almeida
      Pages 99-108
    3. Ana Ramos-Pereira, Catarina Ramos
      Pages 109-115
    4. Delminda Moura, Sónia Oliveira, Tomasz Boski
      Pages 117-124
  4. Mountains and Valleys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Paulo Pereira, Diamantino Insua Pereira
      Pages 127-137
    3. Diamantino Insua Pereira, Paulo Pereira
      Pages 139-149
    4. Susana Pereira
      Pages 151-162
    5. Lúcio Cunha, João Santos, Anabela Ramos
      Pages 175-184
    6. Gonçalo Vieira, Alexandre Nieuwendam
      Pages 185-198
    7. Pedro P. Cunha, António A. Martins, Alberto Gomes, David R. Bridgland
      Pages 199-210

About this book


The book brings together contributions from over 35 Portuguese geomorphologists, presenting a thorough overview of the main highlights of the landscape of Portugal's mainland, Azores and Madeira. The book, which is a tribute to Professor António de Brum Ferreira, first President of the Portuguese Association of Geomorphologists and former Professor at the University of Lisbon, who passed away in January 2013, is organized in 3 parts: a) Introduction, which presents a general framework of the physical geography of Portugal, b) Geomorphological landscapes, presenting ca. 30 short papers with regional focus on key geomorphological areas, c) Applied geomorphology, providing an updated vision on the protection of geomorphological heritage with a focus on geoparks, as well as on Geomorphological hazards in Portugal. This first book ever to concentrate on the geomorphology of Portugal will surely become a benchmark for Portuguese geomorphology.    


Geodiversity Geomorphology Geopark Landscape Portugal

Editors and affiliations

  • Gonçalo Vieira
    • 1
  • José Luís Zêzere
    • 2
  • Carla Mora
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre of Geographical StudiesInstitute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Centre of Geographical StudiesInstitute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Centre of Geographical StudiesInstitute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

About the editors


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Landscapes and Landforms of Portugal
  • Editors Gonçalo Vieira
    José Luís Zêzere
    Carla Mora
  • Series Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • Series Abbreviated Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-03640-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-03641-0
  • Series ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-2104
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 390
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 301 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geomorphology
    Physical Geography
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