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Landforms and Landform Evolution in West Germany: International Conference on Geomorphology (2nd) Held in Frankfurt am Main on 3-9 September 1989. CATENA Supplement 15

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Few publications exist in English on the landforms in the Federal Republic of Germany. It is hoped that this book fills, to some extent, that gap. Following a general introduction, four papers describe and discuss the major land-form regions. They provide the background for the other papers and, in addition to covering basic factual information, also deal with major questions of landform development that have long been of particular interest to German geomorphologists. In the North German Lowlands, Liedtke discusses the chronology of the Pleistocene glaciations and the relationship between the age of glacial depositional landforms and their subsequent modification by non-glacial processes. In the Central Uplands north of the rivers Main and Nahe, Andres directs attention to the conflicting interpretations of the effects of tectonics and of past climates in the development of Tertiary planation surfaces and Quaternary river terraces. In the South German Scarplands, Bremer focuses on the role of structural and climatic controls in the long-term evolution of cuestas and valleys. Fischer discusses the effects of the complex nappe structure, of the lithology and the exogenic processes upon the landforms of the German Alps and of development of glacial, glaciofluvial and periglacial landforms in the Alpine Foreland. Most of the remaining papers are studies of smaller regions or local areas. KR

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  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

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