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Sutkowska, K. & L. Teper (2012). Anthropogenic forms of urban post-mining landscape by example of Jaworzno city. Polish Mining Review 68, 2, 70-77.

 

Abstract

In the landscape of the Upper Silesia Industrial District it is easy to observe anthropogenic landforms resulted from centuries-old mining and industrial operations. The paper deals with morphographic and morphometric analyses performed on the man-made landscape features, and presents their spatial distribution in city limits of Jaworzno town. In closing remarks it is stressed that restoring aesthetic value to the degraded post-mining terrains can efficiently proceed by either spontaneous succession or technical reclamation. In both ways the devastated places may acquire high scenic and natural attributes of the human-friendly environment.