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Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

  • Piotr Migon


  • Scientific language will be used

  • Proper referencing will be ensured

  • Scientific rigour will be applied to each individual story

  • Published under the scientific patronage of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG), as a part of the IAG policy to promote geomorphology among other sciences


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Victor R. Baker
    Pages 21-28
  3. Leland R. Dexter
    Pages 49-58
  4. Irasema Alcántara-Ayala
    Pages 59-67
  5. Nelson F. Fernandes, Miguel Tupinambá, Claudio L. Mello, Maria Naíse O. de Peixoto
    Pages 89-100
  6. José C. Stevaux, Edgardo M. Latrubesse
    Pages 101-109
  7. Elizabeth Mazzoni, Andrea Coronato, Jorge Rabassa
    Pages 111-121
  8. Andy Moore, Fenton (Woody) Cotterill
    Pages 143-153
  9. Piotr Migoń
    Pages 155-162

About this book


Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries.

This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

Key themes:

Geomorphic processes





Nature conservation


World Heritage

Piotr Migon is Professor of Geography at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. He was a Royal Society Fellow based at the University of Oxford, UK in 1995-1996, and a Fulbright Fellow based at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003. He served as the Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) in 1997-2001. Currently he is a member of the IAG Task Group to strengthen cooperation between the IAG and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). His recent publications include ‘Granite Landscapes of the World’ (Oxford University Press, 2006), a textbook on geomorphology published in Poland (2006) and numerous papers in international journals, including Geomorphology, Catena, Earth-Science Reviews.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Piotr Migon
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. GeographyUniversity of WroclawWroclawPoland

About the editors

The editor Piotr Migon is Professor of Geography at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. In 1997-2001 he was the Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG). His publications include ‘Granite Landscapes of the World’ (2006), co-editing of ‘Encyclopedia of Geomorphology’ (2004) and many papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

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From the reviews:

“The book is to present the most spectacular geomorphological landscapes in the world. … This book is extremely useful … . It is an excellent source of information … among the geomorphological community, but also among a wider earth-scientific readership, as well as among travellers and tourists; it should also find its way to the shelves of schools and university students. … Readers from many countries will now wish that a comparable book will be published describing the geomorphological landscapes of their own country.” (Zbigniew Zwoliński, Geologos, Vol. 17 (1), 2011)