Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Speleological and Speleogenetic Aspects of the Monti di Capo San Vito (Sicily): Influence of Morphotectonic Evolution

Speleological and Speleogenetic Aspects of the Monti di Capo San Vito (Sicily): Influence of Morphotectonic Evolution (Hardback)

Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


This thesis includes a wealth of cave maps, as well as photos of the caves and karst morphologies. At the heart of the thesis is the important discovery of a flank margin cave with speleothem hiatuses and fossil invertebrate associations. The analysis of the structural and karst morphological elements surveyed in the main explored caves in Monti di Capo San Vito has made it possible to identify both the state of control of the processes of karstification in tectonic phases during the Plio-Pleistocene upliftings and the kinematic character of some karstified structures, linked at two speleogenetic phases. Furthermore, the surveying of karst forms on the relict sea-cliffs and particularly the exceptional discovery and dating of marine and continental incrustations in the Rumena cave, has yielded essential advances in our knowledge of past climatic events and eustatic level changes in the Mediterranean, as well as their influence on the evolution of the coastal belt.

Science & MathematicsEarth sciencesGeology & the lithosphereGeomorphology or Geological surface processesScience & MathematicsGeographyPhysical geography & topography Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG Publication Date: 29/09/2015 ISBN-13: 9783319217192  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

Degree in Geological Science, at the University of Catania, with thesis in Hydrogeology and Karst phenomena of the Hyblean Plateau (Sicily); Ph.D. in Karstology at the University of Nova Gorica. Since 1978 working as a geologist, for oil researches, in the Sicily Channel and in the Sahara desert, then for civil works in Turkey, for the construction of the Eufrate Karakaia Dam, and in Libya. Since 1989 working as geologist-chief of Water Department of Ragusa Genio Civile of Sicily Region. In 1974 he founded the Hyblean Center for Speleo-Hydrogeological Researches with which, since 1988, he has organized and lead international karst researches in several countries such as Asia, Middle-east, Africa, Indonesia, central and south America. He has published several scientific works and collaborate with national and international editors.

More books by Rosario Ruggieri

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Sea Ice Analysis and Forecasting:...
Tom Carrieres; Mark Buehner;...
Graham Park
Open Channel Hydraulics, River...
Artur Radecki-Pawlik; Stefano...
Ancient Landscapes of Western North...
Ronald C. Blakey; Wayne Ranney
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Swap Snowflakes for Stardust

Swap snowflakes for stardust this Christmas with some recommends that are out of this world, from Jamie-Lee from our Birmingham branch.

Read an extract of The Book of the Year

Behold The Book of the Year, by the “No Such Thing As A Fish” podcasters a.k.a the QI Elves. The book is a surreal, silly and wonderful compendium of irreverent and topical facts that show 2017 in a unique light.

Japan: the Perfect Setting for a Crime Novel

Nicolas explains why Japan is the perfect backdrop to a crime novel.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd