The book aims to present the unique geomorphological landscapes of the Czech Republic. The geomorphic uniqueness of this country benefits from the proximity to two distinct European geological domains: the old cratonized Bohemian Massif and the relatively young Tertiary fold and thrust belt of the Western Carpathians.
Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic introduces general physiographical characteristics of the landscape and presents the main driving factors leading to the evolution of the present landscape. The book contains twenty two chapters describing the most interesting geomorphic landscapes of the Czech Republic. The selection of individual landscapes was based on visual exceptionality (e.g. sandstone landscapes of the Northern Bohemia), scientific importance (e.g. patterned grounds in the Sudetic Mountains) and historical relevance (e.g. mining of the Nízký and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains). The final chapters of the book discuss the protection of geomorphic heritage in the Czech Republic.
About the Author
Tomáš Pánek received his Doctorate in Physical Geography and
Geoecology at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2008.
He has been employed at the University of Ostrava (Faculty of Science,
Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology) since 2000. He has reviewed for and published several papers in journals such as
Landslides, Geomorphology and Natural Hazards.
University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2009. At the University of
Ostrava, Faculty of Science, he has been the head of the Department of
Physical Geography and Geoecology since 2011. He has reviewed papers for journals such as Geografiska Annaler, Geografie Moravian Geographical
Reports and others. He published several papers in journals such as
Landslides, Natural Hazards, Geomorphology and others.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Geology and tectonic development of the Czech Republic.-
Climate in the past and present in the Czech Lands (Central European
Context).- Long-term geomorphological history of the Czech Republic.-
The geomorphological evolution and environmental hazards of the Prague area.- The Bohemian Karst: A condensed record of landscape and living nature evolution.- Brdy Highland: A landscape shaped in the periglacial zone of Quaternary glacials.- Bohemian Forest: landscape and people on the frontier.- Morphology of the youngest little volcanoes in western
Bohemian Massif.- The Krušné hory Mountains – the longest mountain range of the Czech Republic.- Elbe Sandstones.- Neovolcanic terrain of the
České Středohoří Mountains.- The Kokořín Area: Sandstone Landforms
Controlled by Hydrothermal Ferruginization.- Jizerské hory – an
Interplay of Rock Control, Faulting and Inland Glaciation in the
Evolution of a Granite Terrain.- Krkonoše Mountains: a case study of polygenetic relief.- Bohemian Paradise: Sandstone Landscape in the
Foreland of a Major Fault.- Adršpach–Teplice Rocks and Broumov Cliffs –
Large Sandstone Rock Cities in the Central Europe.- Žďárské vrchy
Highland - geomorphological landscape in the top part of the
Bohemian-Moravian Highland with the unique crystalline rocks forms.- The
Dyje canyon-like valley: geomorphological landscape of deep valley at the eastern part of marginal slope of the Bohemian Massif.- The Moravian
Karst: An interconnection between surface and subsurface natural sceneries.- Region of the Rychlebské hory Mountains – tectonically controlled landforms and unique landscape of granite inselbergs (Sudetic
Mountains).- Periglacial landforms of the Hrubý Jeseník Mountains.-
Litovelské Pomoraví – landscape around anastomosing river pattern.- The
Nízký Jeseník – Highland with Abandoned Deep Mines.- Black land: The mining landscape of the Ostrava-Karviná region.- Poodří - Landscape of
Ponds and a Preserved Meandering Belt of the Odra River.- Landslide
Landscape of the Moravskoslezské Beskydy Mountains and Their
Surrounding.- Strážnické Pomoraví – Holocene evolution of unique floodplain and aeolian landforms.- Limestone Klippen of the Pavlov Hills.-
Geomorphological heritage and geoconservation in the Czech Republic.-
Promoting geomorphological heritage: bringing geomorphology to people.