Landscapes and Landforms of Namibia

Author: Andrew Goudie,Heather Viles

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 940178020X

Category: Science

Page: 173

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The landscapes of Namibia are of world-class quality in beauty, diversity and interest. This book provides the first ever overview of the most important of these landscapes, explains why they look as they do, and evaluates why they are of note. Writing from a geomorphological perspective, the authors introduce the key processes and controls which influence landscape and landform development in Namibia. Geological and tectonic background, climate now and in the past, vegetation and animals (including humans) are all identified as crucial factors influencing the landscape of Namibia today. The book presents twenty one richly-illustrated case studies of the most significant landscapes of Namibia, ranging from the iconic Etosha Pan at the heart of the biggest wildlife conservation area in the north, to the famous dunes and ephemeral river at Sossus Vlei in the heart of the Namib desert. Each case study also contains a full list of the key references to the scientific work on that landscape. The authors provide an assessment of the current state of conservation of these landscapes, and their importance to tourism. The book is recommended reading for anyone with a professional or amateur interest in the spectacular and intriguing landscapes of this part of southern Africa. It provides a useful handbook for those travelling around Namibia, and an invaluable reference guide for those interested in how landscapes develop and change.

Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa

Author: Stefan Grab,Jasper Knight

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319035606

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 9619

This book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the most prominent landscapes of South Africa and the distinctive landforms associated with them. It describes the processes, origins and the environmental significance of those landscapes, including their relationships to human activity of the past and present. The sites described in this book include, amongst others, the Blyde River Canyon, Augrabies Falls, Kruger National Park, Kalahari desert landscapes, the Great Escarpment, Sterkfontein caves and karst system, Table Mountain, Cape winelands, coastal dunes, rocky coasts, Boer War battlefield sites, and Vredefort impact structure. Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa provides a new perspective on South Africa’s scenic landscapes by considering their diversity, long and short term histories, and importance for geoconservation and geotourism. This book will be relevant to those interested in the geology, physical geography and history of South Africa, climate change and landscape tourism.

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

Author: Piotr Migon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048130559

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 3285

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.

Geological Wonders of Namibia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781775842941

Category: Geology

Page: 160

View: 6405

This stunning depiction of geology in Namibia combines searingly beautiful photography with clear explanations of how the varied landscapes formed. Arranged chronologically (starting 13.8 billion years ago), the chapters each deal with a particular event or process that has resulted in the formation under discussion. These include the early beginnings of the Earth, meteorites, canyons and limestone caves, vast desert landscapes, moonscapes and bizarrely-shaped rocks, and Namibia's astonishing underwater lakes and reservoirs. Picture-driven, with accessible text, this book features all the highlights of Namibian landscapes and landforms. A treat for travellers real and virtual - those on the road as well as those in armchairs.

African Landscapes

Interdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Michael Bollig,Olaf Bubenzer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387786827

Category: Social Science

Page: 515

View: 6888

Landscape studies provide a crucial perspective into the interaction between humans and their environment, shedding insight on social, cultural, and economic topics. The research explores both the way that natural processes have affected the development of culture and society, as well as the ways that natural landscapes themselves are the product of historical and cultural processes. Most previous studies of the landscape selectively focused on either the natural sciences or the social sciences, but the research presented in African Landscapes bridges that gap. This work is unique in its interdisciplinary scope. Over the past twelve years, the contributors to this volume have participated in the collaborative research center ACACIA (Arid Climate Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa), which deals with the relationship between cultural processes and ecological dynamics in Africa’s arid areas. The case studies presented here come from mainly Sahara/Sahel and southwestern Africa, and are all linked to broader discussions on the concept of landscape, and themes of cultural, anthropological, geographical, botanical, sociological, and archaeological interest. The contributions in this work are enhanced by full color photographs that put the discussion in context visually.

Camping in Namibia

Tipps und Tricks für Selbstfahrerreisen im südlichen Afrika

Author: Bernhard Vogt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783947164011


Page: 367

View: 3592


Gebrauchsanweisung für Namibia

Author: Dominik Prantl

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349299184X

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 8130

Er war im Süden und im Westen Afrikas unterwegs, in der Mitte und im Osten, doch keine Destination hat es Dominik Prantl so sehr angetan wie Namibia. Dessen Historie eng mit Deutschland verbunden ist und das sich von Windhoek bis zur Skeleton Coast, von der Kalahari bis zum Etosha-Nationalpark erstreckt. In dem man sich nicht nur auf Safaris und Wüstenromantik, sondern ebenso auf nachhaltigen Lodge-Tourismus versteht. Das neben den Big Five auch die Little Five mit dem Tok-Tokkie zu den Stars der Tierwelt zählt. Und wo heute noch Bier nach deutschem Reinheitsgebot gebraut wird. Mit Neugier und Scharfsinn fügt der Autor seine Begegnungen mit den Einwohnern, denen ihr Land oft selbst ein Rätsel ist, zu einem lebendigen Kaleidoskop zusammen.

Landforms and Geology of Granite Terrains

Author: Charles Rowland Twidale,Juan Ramón Vidal Romani

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439833704

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 5577

Granite is exposed over more than 15% of the continents, implying that its significance to the Earth’s surface is comparable to that of the carbonates. Landforms and Geology of Granite Terrains is devoted to this phenomenon and provides a comprehensive explanation of the landforms and landscapes developed on granitic rocks and forms. Whereas existing literature in the field predominantly deals with karst landscapes, this book is specifically focussed on granitic terrains. Landforms and Geology of Granite Terrains provides detailed considerations of the forms, major and minor, well-known and not so familiar granitic terrains, developed over large areas of the continents. It comprises interpretations which are of general significance in the analysis and understanding of the landscape and includes many theories in the context of granite landforms. The importance of structure, including crystal stresses, and the value of etching of subsurface initiation, multi-stages or two-stages development, neotectonic forms, solution forms is emphasized as well as the antiquity of some forms and surfaces (inherited forms). Morphogenetic forms are placed in perspective and comparison is made with similar forms in other rock types. This work is intended for geologists, geomorphologists, geographers and mining engineers and can serve both as a practical guide for professionals and as a textbook for university courses. Author, location and subject indices are included.

African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution

Palaeoecology of Africa Vol. 30, An International Yearbook of Landscape Evolution and Palaeoenvironments

Author: Jürgen Runge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203845277

Category: Nature

Page: 332

View: 5837

This 30st jubilee volume (2010) of "Palaeoecology of Africa" looks back and reflects the "state of the art" of what is actually known on former African climates and ecosystems in the format of review articles authored by specialists in the field. New research articles on climate and ecosystem dynamics as well as applied topics on geomorphic hazards and future environmental trends in Africa are included. This book will be of interest to all concerned with ecosystems dynamics, tropical forests, savannahs, deserts and related development problems of third world countries, especially ecologists, botanists, earth scientists (e.g. Quaternary and recent climate change), regional planners. It will also be valuable for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates as a reference for review and overview articles as well as a source of information for new original manuscripts and reviews on the state of the art of long term and Quaternary and Holocene landscape evolution esp. in subsaharan Africa. Palaeobotanists, Palynologists and Quaternarists will equally find this edition useful for their work.

Die andere Seite der Stille

Author: André Brink

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8711448865


Page: 414

View: 7928

"Einfühlsam und packend." NZZ Inhalt: Nach Jahren der Erniedrigung in einem Bremer Waisenhaus wandert Hanna nach Deutsch-Südwestafrika aus. Doch statt der erhofften Freiheit erfährt sie dort nur Gewalt und Ablehnung. Bis sie schließlich ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand nimmt. Ein erschütterndes Kapitel der deutschen Kolonialgeschichte vom wichtigsten Romancier Südafrikas erzählt. André Brink wurde mit zahlreichen Preisen ausgezeichnet, u. a. mit dem "Prix Médicis Etranger" "Ich habe durch Sie die Welt ein bisschen besser verstehen gelernt" Nelson Mandela über André Brink "Ein Roman, der einen Sog ausübt - gut recherchiert und imaginiert." Hamburger Abendblatt Belletristik AUTORENPORTRÄT André Brink, geboren 1935, war neben Breyten Breytenbach eine der Schlüsselfiguren im Kampf weißer südafrikanischer Autoren gegen die Apartheid. Seine überwiegend simultan in Afrikaans und Englisch geschriebenen Romane wurden in 30 Sprachen übersetzt, verfilmt und vielfach international mit Preisen ausgezeichnet.

Geographie für eine Welt im Wandel

57. Deutscher Geographentag 2009 in Wien

Author: Heinz Fassmann,Thomas Glade

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862349128

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 2804

Womit befasst sich eine moderne und wissenschaftliche Geographie in unserer Zeit? Dieser Band behandelt Themen der Physischen Geographie und der Humangeographie, methodische Zugänge, gesellschaftliche Bedeutung und Fachdidaktik. In 19 Beiträgen geht es um Standorte, Mobilität und Planung; Artikel zu Gebirgsräumen, zum Klimawandel und zu ökologischen Fragestellungen folgen. Schließlich werden fachdidaktische und methodische Fragen behandelt. Der Band dient der Vermittlung, Diskussion und Weiterentwicklung relevanter und aktueller Forschungsergebnisse. Er richtet sich an die wissenschaftliche Geographie, an die angewandte und in der Praxis tätige Geographie (Raumordnung und Raumplanung, Standortentwicklung, Stadtplanung, Kartographie, Geoinformatik) sowie an die in der Schule tätigen Lehrer und Lehrerinnen.

Granite Landforms

Author: C.R. Twidale

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444597646

Category: Science

Page: 397

View: 8691

Granite Landforms provides a systematic, coherent, and comprehensive account and analysis of granite landforms. It examines granite forms and their genesis; the morphology of granite exposures; the nature of the materials from which granitic rocks have evolved; and the weathering processes near the Earth’s surface. It also describes major landforms and assemblages, as well as the minor features that have evolved on the major hosts. Organized into four parts encompassing 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of granite, including their characteristics, occurrences, and composition. It then discusses the factors that influence the weathering of granitic rocks and considers boulders and inselbergs, the all-slopes topography in granite, granite plains and rock basins, granite forms associated with steep slopes, and scarp foot depressions. The reader is also introduced to the piedmont angle, grooves or flutings, caves and tafoni, split rocks, cracked blocks and plates, and the role of climate in the development of landforms on granitic outcrops. Geologists, geomorphologists, geology students, and anyone interested in geology will find this book extremely useful.


Ein Juan-Cabrillo-Roman

Author: Clive Cussler,Jack DuBrul

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 364115197X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 6217

Juan Cabrillo und die Crew des Sondereinsatzschiffs Oregon retten die schöne Sloane Macintyre vor Piraten – und erfahren durch sie von einem unermesslichen Diamantenschatz. Wenig später wird Cabrillo von riesigen metallenen Schlangen berichtet, die das Meer genau dort unsicher machen, wo der Schatz zu bergen sein soll. Ihm bleibt kaum eine Wahl – er begibt sich auf Schlangenjagd!


Mit Mozart und den Buschleuten in der Namib

Author: Erika von Wietersheim

Publisher: Palmato Publishing GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3946205224

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 5550

Hape Kerkeling sagte einfach: Ich bin dann mal weg, als er einen Monat durch Spanien pilgerte, auf dem Jakobsweg. Dasselbe sage ich jetzt auch, obwohl ich nicht wandern, sondern an einem Ort bleiben werde. Auf einer Farm in einer menschenleeren Landschaft, in der Nähe des Wüstendorfes Aus, 750 Kilometer südlich von Windhoek. Aus-Zeit. Kein Refugium, kein Martyrium, nur raus aus dem gewohnten Trott und mich einer neuen Erfahrung an einem unbekannten Ort stellen. Der Erfahrung, vier Wochen lang meine Tage zu füllen mit mir selbst, den Geschichten, die ich schreiben will, und dem, was mir in dieser Landschaft begegnen wird .... Um die Lebens- und Liebesgeschichte ihrer Eltern zu schreiben, zieht sich Erika von Wietersheim in die Namib zurück. Dort erlebt sie mit allen Sinnen die Stille und Unberührtheit der Gegend und nimmt uns mit auf eine poetische Reise in die Natur, die Vergangenheit und -nicht zuletzt - zum eigenen Ich. Aus-Zeit ist eine Liebeserklärung an die Wüste, die Einsamkeit und die Überlieferungen der Ureinwohner, die man immer wieder lesen möchte. Leser, die das Buch "Nur 24 Zeilen. Eine wahre Geschichte über den Krieg, die Liebe und den langen Weg zurück nach Afrika" gelesen haben, werden dieses "Making of" des Buches genießen. Außerdem alle, die Namibia lieben, das Land bereist haben oder bereisen wollen. Aber auch Leser, die sich mit innerer Einkehr beschäftigen oder sich eine solche wünschen - wie zum Beispiel einmal den Jakobsweg zu pilgern, können mit dieser Geschichte eine kleine literarische AUS-ZEIT in der Wüste Namib erleben.

Die Kalahari

Versuch Einer Physisch-Geographischen Darstellung Der Sandfelder Des Südafrikanischen Beckens - Primary Source Edition

Author: Siegfried Passarge

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781295339549


Page: 846

View: 4858

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Essential AS Geography

Author: Simon Ross,John Morgan,Richard Heelas

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748751754

Category: Geography

Page: 408

View: 8306

Essential AS Geography provides comprehensive coverage of the range of subjects and themes for AS Geography. The book has been designed to smooth the transition between GCSE and A Level standard and rapidly instil confidence in the first year student, providing the means to achieve examination success.

Der Brandberg

Untersuchungen zur Besiedlungsgeschichte eines Hochgebirges in Namibia

Author: Peter Breunig

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 296

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