By Roy E. H. Mellor
The geography of japanese Europe, together with many maps and figures. 358pgs(Index). sixty three Maps & information Tables.
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Relief, particularly in the north in the Birlad Plateau, is stronger than in the Wallachian Plains, while a marked break of slope occurs south ofla~i, separating the Birlad region from the loess and alluvium-covered Cimpia Moldovei, one of the most fertile parts of Rumania, which merges on the west into the Suceava Plateau, a less-dissected version of the Birlad country. South of the Birlad, in the lower reaches of the Siret, the country is much like Wallachia. Everywhere woodland and steppe have given way to cultivation, though woods remain on the sharp rim of the Iasi Basin.
On the north is the Danube and the Physical Environment 21 plains of southern Slovakia that extend up the major valleys between the long southward pointing fingers of the Carpathian structures. An area of subsidence in recent geological time, it is marked by the broken and braided Danube course. The country is well farmed, with forest and meadow by the river and large areas of reeds. Weathering of limestone has left important bauxite deposits and there is also lignite and, in the hillier country towards the Jugoslav border, some petroleum.
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Eastern Europe: A Geography of the Comecon Countries by Roy E. H. Mellor