Landscapes and Landforms of Italy

  • Mauro Soldati
  • Mauro Marchetti

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Mauro Soldati, Mauro Marchetti
    Pages 1-4
  3. Physical Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Mauro Marchetti, Mauro Soldati, Vittoria Vandelli
      Pages 7-20
    3. Alfonso Bosellini
      Pages 21-27
    4. Simona Fratianni, Fiorella Acquaotta
      Pages 29-38
    5. Paola Fredi, Elvidio Lupia Palmieri
      Pages 39-74
  4. Landscapes and Landforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Franco Cucchi, Furio Finocchiaro
      Pages 147-156

About this book


The book deals with the most striking landscapes and landforms of Italy. Attention is given to landform diversity and landscape evolution through time which has been controlled by very diverse geological conditions and dramatic climate changes that have characterized the Italian peninsula and islands since the end of the last glaciation. In addition, various examples of human impact on the landscape are presented.

Landscapes and Landforms of Italy contains more than thirty case studies of a multitude of Italian geographical landmarks. The topics and sites described in this book range from the Alpine glaciers to the Etna and Vesuvius volcanoes, taking into account the most representative fluvial, coastal, gravity-induced, karst and structural landscapes of the country. Chapters on the geomorphological landmarks of the cities of Rome and Venice are also included.

The book provides the readers with the opportunity to explore the variety of Italian landscapes and landforms through informative texts illustrated with several color maps and photos. This book will be relevant to scientists, scholars and any readers interested in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, landscape tourism, geoheritage and environmental protection.



Alps Apennines Islands Glacial Landforms Coastal Landscapes Active Volcanoes Large-scale Landslides Fluvial Morphology Structural Landforms Human Impact

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro Soldati
    • 1
  • Mauro Marchetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e GeologicheUniversità di Modena e Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Educazione e Scienze UmaneUniversità di Modena e Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26192-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26194-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2104
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