Basement Regions

  • Alain Godard
  • Jean-Jacques Lagasquie
  • Yannick Lageat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. A. Godard, J.-J. Lagasquie, Y. Lageat
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Fabric of Basement Terrains and its Controls on the Development of Landforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. A. Godard, R. Simon-Coinçon, J.-J. Lagasquie
      Pages 9-34
    3. J.-J. Lagasquie, Y. Lageat, J.-P. Peulvast, A. Godard, Y. Gunnell
      Pages 35-63
    4. Y. Lageat, J.-J. Lagasquie, R. Simon-Coinçon
      Pages 65-89
  4. The Weathering of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks: Processes and Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. J.-J. Lagasquie, Y. Lageat, A. Godard
      Pages 93-116
    3. Y. Lageat, J.-J. Lagasquie, B. Coque-Delhuille, C. Martin, M.-J. Penven, R. Simon-Coinçon
      Pages 117-145
    4. M.-F. André, B. Etlicher, A. Godard, D. Sellier, B. Van Vliet-Lanoë
      Pages 147-169
  5. Zonal Patterns of Landscape Development in Basement Terrains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Y. Lageat, Y. Gunnell
      Pages 173-197
    3. M.-F. André, J.-P. Peulvast, A. Godard, D. Sellier
      Pages 199-220
    4. P. Bernard-Allée, B. Valadas, B. Etlicher, A. Godard, B. Van Vliet-Lanoë, C. Le Cœur
      Pages 221-258
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-306

About this book


The basement regions constitute more than two-thirds of outcropping bedrock material across our planet's continents. During the past 30 years French geomorphologists have contributed greatly to the characterization of some of the laws and patterns of landform evolution in shields and crystaliine areas with changing bioclimatic environments. This volume reflects the search for a better understanding of landscapes and landforms in igneous and metamorphic terrains at different latitudes. Furthermore, it covers a wide field of investigation gathered on four continents and addresses the issue at a wide range of spatial and timescales. It is an ideal volume not only for post-graduate geomorphology students but also for geoscience scholars concerned with igneous petrology, quaternary geology, physical geography, soil science and land use planning.


Geomorphologie Geomorphology Schilde Structural geomorphology Verwitterung climatic geomorphology historical geomorphology morphology regolith shields weathering

Editors and affiliations

  • Alain Godard
    • 1
  • Jean-Jacques Lagasquie
    • 2
  • Yannick Lageat
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Géographie PhysiqueCNRS-UMR 8589Meudon CedexFrance
  2. 2.Département de GéographieUniversité de PauPau CedexFrance
  3. 3.Département de GéographieUniversité de BrestBrestFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63201-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56821-3
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