The Resource The Impact of Mining on the Landscape : A Study of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland, by Renata Dulias, (electronic resource)

The Impact of Mining on the Landscape : A Study of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland, by Renata Dulias, (electronic resource)

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The Impact of Mining on the Landscape : A Study of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland
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The Impact of Mining on the Landscape
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A Study of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland
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by Renata Dulias
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eng
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This book investigates the Upper Silesian Coal Basin (USCB), one of the oldest and largest mining areas not only in Poland but also in Europe. Using uniform research methods for the whole study area, it also provides a summary of the landscape transformations. Intensive extraction of hard coal, zinc and lead ores, stowing sands and rock resources have caused such extensive transformations of landscape that it can be considered a model anthropogenic relief. The book has three main focuses: 1) Identifying anthropogenic forms of relief related to mining activity and presenting them from a spatial, genetic and age perspective; 2) Determining the changes in the morphometric characteristics of relief and the conditions for matter circulation in open systems (drainage basins) and closed systems (land-locked basins) caused by the extraction of mineral resources; and 3) Estimating the extent of anthropogenic denudation using two different methods based on raw-material output and morphometric analysis. In Poland, no other mining area has undergone such intensive mining activity as the Upper Silesian Coal Basin during the last half century. Its share in the total extraction of mineral resources was as high as 32%. The total extraction of hard coal in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin from the mid-18th century until 2009 was the sixth largest in the world, and the permanent, regional effects of mining anthropopressure on the relief are among the most severe in the world. The anthropogenic denudation rate in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, as well as the Ruhr Coal Basin (Ruhr District) and the Ostrava-Karvina Coal Basin, ranges from several dozen up to several hundred times higher than the rate of natural denudation, irrespective of the calculation method used. It would take the natural denudation processes tens of thousands of years to remove the same amount of material from the substratum as that removed through human mining activity
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Dulias, Renata
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GB400-649
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non fiction
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Environmental Science and Engineering,
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  • Geography
  • Fossil fuels
  • Mineral resources
  • Environmental sciences
  • Geomorphology
  • Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Mineral Resources
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture)
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The Impact of Mining on the Landscape : A Study of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland, by Renata Dulias, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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From the Contents: Introduction -- Human activity as a geomorphic factor -- Impact of mining on landscape -- Anthropogenic denudation as a research problem -- Research methods and data sources -- Environment of study area -- A brief history of mining in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin
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unknown
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VIII, 209 p. 56 illus., 2 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9783319295411
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-29541-1
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online resource.
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-29541-1
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The Impact of Mining on the Landscape : A Study of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland, by Renata Dulias, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the Contents: Introduction -- Human activity as a geomorphic factor -- Impact of mining on landscape -- Anthropogenic denudation as a research problem -- Research methods and data sources -- Environment of study area -- A brief history of mining in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
VIII, 209 p. 56 illus., 2 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319295411
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-29541-1
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-29541-1

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