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Geomorphology of Georgia

  • Levan Tielidze

Part of the Geography of the Physical Environment book series (GEOPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction to the Geomorphology of Georgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Levan Tielidze, Ramin Gobejishvili, Bejan Tutberidze, Levan Maruashvili, Nikoloz Astakhov, Roger Wheate
      Pages 3-14
    3. Levan Tielidze, Vazha Trapaidze, Lia Matchavariani, Roger Wheate
      Pages 15-34
  3. Landscape Types of Georgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. George Lominadze, Irakli Papashvili, George Kavlashvili, Levan Tielidze, Nino Chikhradze
      Pages 37-50
    3. Zaza Lezhava, Lasha Asanidze, Kukuri Tsikarishvili, Levan Tielidze
      Pages 51-64
    4. Lela Gadrani, Mariam Tsitsagi, Levan Tielidze
      Pages 79-88
  4. Main Geomophological Units of Georgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Alexander Javakhishvili, Levan Maruashvili, Ramin Gobejishvili, Levan Tielidze
      Pages 91-98
    3. Ramin Gobejishvili, Levan Tielidze, Nikoloz Astakhov
      Pages 99-116
    4. Levan Tielidze, Ramin Gobejishvili, Levan Maruashvili, Nikoloz Astakhov
      Pages 117-156
    5. Levan Tielidze, Ramin Gobejishvili, Alexander Javakhishvili
      Pages 157-187
    6. Levan Tielidze, Ramin Gobejishvili, Levan Maruashvili, Nino Chikhradze
      Pages 189-204
    7. Levan Tielidze, Ramin Gobejishvili, David Tsereteli, Levan Maruashvili, Roman Kumladze
      Pages 205-223
    8. Ramin Gobejishvili, Levan Tielidze
      Pages 225-240
    9. Levan Tielidze, Ramin Gobejishvili, Levan Maruashvili, Alexander Javakhishvili, Nikoloz Astakhov
      Pages 241-255
  5. Exogenic Processes Occurred in Georgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Ramin Gobejishvili, Levan Tielidze
      Pages 259-267

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the geomorphology of Georgia. It describes a country characterized by geological, geomorphological and geographical diversities, located in the Caucasus region at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. This book is based on the results of several years of geomorphological studies and research in Georgia, published for the first time in English, and covers a gap in research in the field of world regional geomorphology. 

The landscapes of Georgia consist of high glacial mountains, medium and high mountains with deeply fragmented features, narrow and deep gorges and canyons, seaside lowlands, volcanic cones, uplands and mountain ranges, intermountain plains, hollows and highlands. The peculiarity of the landscape greatly affects the natural conditions. In several chapters, this book describes the diversity of climate, hydrographic network, vegetation cover, soils, fauna, exogenic processes, natural and anthropogenic landscapes. 

This volume provides the readers with the opportunity to explore the variety of landscapes and landforms in this diverse and fascinating country through informative texts illustrated with many color maps and photographs. Geomorphology of Georgia appeals to scientists, scholars, teachers and any readers interested in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, tourism and environmental protection. It is a rich resource for field trips and a comprehensive guide for travelers interested in the geomorphology of Georgia.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Levan Tielidze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geomorphology and Geoecology, Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of GeographyIvane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia

About the editors

Levan Tielidze is a PhD of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in the field of geomorphology-glaciology-cartography and a senior research scientist at Vakhushti Bagrationi Institute of Geography. He is also a researcher-scholarship holder of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences. The field of his research is mountain cartography and glacial-geomorphological studies of the mountainous areas in the Quaternary (Late Pleistocene and Holocene). He is a member of several international organizations. In 2014/2015 he conducted a research stay at the Climate Change Institute of the University of Maine, USA, and in 2015/2016-2017 at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of about 40 scientific papers, maps and eight monographs.

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