Landscapes and Landforms of Brazil

  • Bianca Carvalho Vieira
  • André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado
  • Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Brazil: Long-term Natural Evolution of Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bianca Carvalho Vieira, André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos
      Pages 3-7
    3. Fernando Flecha de Alkmim
      Pages 9-17
    4. André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado, Guilherme Tatison Bueno, Alisson Duarte Diniz, Breno Ribeiro Marent
      Pages 19-31
    5. João Lima Sant’anna Neto, Emerson Galvani, Bianca Carvalho Vieira
      Pages 33-41
  3. Extraordinary Landscapes of Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Carlos César Uchôa de Lima, José Maria Landim Dominguez
      Pages 45-54
    3. Carlos Ernesto Gonçalves Reynaud Schaefer, Fábio Soares de Oliveira
      Pages 65-77
    4. Jorge Hamilton Souza dos Santos, Nádja Furtado Bessa dos Santos
      Pages 79-90
    5. Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos, Eduardo Vedor de Paula, Carlos Roberto Soares
      Pages 103-113
    6. Celia Regina de Gouveia Souza
      Pages 115-134
    7. Rubson Pinheiro Maia, Francisco Hilário Rêgo Bezerra
      Pages 147-156
    8. Edgardo M. Latrubesse, José Cândido Stevaux
      Pages 157-169
    9. Joël Rodet, Luc Willems, André Pouclet
      Pages 171-181
    10. Augusto S. Auler, Luis B. Piló
      Pages 183-190
    11. Fernando de Morais, Sandro Sidnei Vargas de Cristo
      Pages 191-200

About this book


This book presents Brazil as a country of continental dimensions. Its territory has a large variety of rock types, geological structures and climates. The country has a large variety of landscapes, such as the humid plains of the Amazon River, the dry plateaus of the semi-arid region or the subtropical mountains of the southern region. On the coast, some plateaus and mountains, like the Serra do Mar Mountain range, formed a significant barrier front to access the hinterland of Brazil. On the other side of these coastal plateaus and mountains, there is a large collection of other plateaus, mountains, plains and depressions little altered by human interference. Thus, Brazil has a unique variety of different landscapes and extraordinary geomorphological sites. The book invites readers to learn more about the beautiful Brazilian landscapes, their complexity and vastness.


Brazil Geomorphological Site Geomorphology Natural Landscape Physical Geography

Editors and affiliations

  • Bianca Carvalho Vieira
    • 1
  • André Augusto Rodrigues Salgado
    • 2
  • Leonardo José Cordeiro Santos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of GeographyFederal University of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Department of GeographyFederal University of FederalCuritibaBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8022-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8023-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-2104
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