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Contemporary maps as a key to landscape history

The study of past land use is not merely an exploration of history. It serves to elucidate the present, as knowledge in this regard plays a significant role in understanding current and future changes in the natural environment and the role of humans in its transformation. In his latest article published in the “Journal of...

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Scientific Conference “Cultural Heritage and the Investment Process”

Scientific Conference “Cultural Heritage and the Investment Process” April 8, 2024, Silesian Museum (Muzeum Śląskie)   On April 8, 2024, the Scientific Conference “Cultural Heritage and the Investment Process” will take place at the Silesian Museum in Katowice. The conference is co-organized by the Centre for Biomass Energy Research and Education, whose director is dr...

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When did the Sudetes begin to grow?

Text: The statement that the Sudetes are old mountains is an oversimplification. In fact, there is much evidence of old orogens in the Sudetes, but the mountains we see now are the result of relatively young tectonic movements. So far, however, there has been a need for a precise time frame for when the Sudetes...

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Geomorphology of Poland

Landscapes and Landforms of Poland have been published as part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes publishing series. This comprehensive publication (748 p.), which includes overview chapters on the conditions constraining Poland’s geomorphological landscapes and landforms and nearly 40 regional studies, includes three chapters authored by the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Silesia...

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