Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia

  • Paolo Billi

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. General Introduction to the Geomorphology of Ethiopia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ernesto Abbate, Piero Bruni, Mario Sagri
      Pages 33-64
    3. Massimiliano Fazzini, Carlo Bisci, Paolo Billi
      Pages 65-87
    4. Paolo Billi, Semunesh Golla, Dawit Tefferra
      Pages 89-116
    5. Mauro Coltorti, Dario Firuzabadi, Andrea Borri, Pierlorenzo Fantozzi, Pierluigi Pieruccini
      Pages 117-136
  3. Local Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Giovanni Ferrari, Rossano Ciampalini, Paolo Billi, Piotr Migon
      Pages 147-161
    3. Maria J. Machado
      Pages 163-178
    4. J. Nyssen, J. Moeyersons, J. Deckers, Mitiku Haile, J. Poesen
      Pages 179-189
    5. A. Frankl, J. Poesen, J. Moeyersons, J. Nyssen
      Pages 191-200
    6. Nigussie Haregeweyn, Atsushi Tsunekawa, Jean Poesen, Mitsuru Tsubo, Jan Nyssen, Matthias Vanmaercke et al.
      Pages 227-238
    7. Giacomo Corti, Ian D. Bastow, Derek Keir, Carolina Pagli, Elizabeth Baker
      Pages 251-274
    8. Tenalem Ayenew, Merhawi GebreEgziabher
      Pages 275-287
    9. Azeb Belete, Luigi Beccaluva, Gianluca Bianchini, Nicolò Colombani, Massimiliano Fazzini, Chiara Marchina et al.
      Pages 307-321
    10. Daniel Mège, Peter Purcell, Stéphane Pochat, Thomas Guidat
      Pages 323-348
  4. Applied Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Giandomenico Fubelli, Francesco Dramis
      Pages 351-367
    3. Jan Nyssen, Jean Poesen, Sil Lanckriet, Miro Jacob, Jan Moeyersons, Mitiku Haile et al.
      Pages 369-385
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-389

About this book


This book provides a succinct but comprehensive presentation of key geomorphological locations and topics including information about geomorphological heritage and maps to visit the most important sites.

Apart from often being remarkably scenic, landscapes reveal stories that often can be traced back in time tens of million years and include unique events. This is particularly true for Ethiopia where spectacular examples of different landforms are present. Its geomorphology varies from highlands, marked by high volcanoes and incised by deep river gorges, to the rift valley lakes endorheic systems and the below sea level lowlands with characteristic landscapes which are unique in the world. Landscapes and Landforms of Ethiopia highlights all these topics including essential information about geology and tectonic framework, past and present climate, hydrology, geographical regions and long-term geomorphological history. It is a highly informative book, providing insight for readers with an interest in geography and geomorphology.


Ethiopia Geomorphology Horn of Africa Landscape Physical Processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Billi
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics and Earth SciencesUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly

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