ARTYKUŁY INFORMACYJNE Geologiczne pomniki przyrody Karkonoszy i obszarów przyległych – w 100-lecie dzieła Georga Güricha

Piotr Migoń

Abstract


Geological natural monuments of nature in the Karkonosze Mts. and adjoining areas – 100th anniversary of the work by Georg Gürich.
A b s t r a c t. Geological monuments of the Karkonosze by Georg Gürich was published in 1914 and is essentially a catalogue of sites of special geoscientific interest in theWest Sudetes, including the Karkonosze range and the adjacent areas. As many as 115 separate localities are described, among them 79 in the Karkonosze proper. The inventory includes outcrops of characteristic rock types, contact phenomena, tors and crags, weathering features, sites with typical fracture patterns, waterfalls, potholes, glacial landforms, blockfields and others. Although numerical evaluation of significance of individual sites was not attempted, elements of verbal assessment and comparative analysis are present. Despite the passage of time, the book of Gürich remains a valuable reference work and has proved very useful during preparation of documentation for the national geopark in the Karkonosze.

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