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  Apennine Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Apennine Mountains (Greek: Απεννινος; Latin: Appenninus--in both cases used in the singular; Italian: Appennini) are a range of mountains stretching 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, traversing the entire peninsula, and forming, as it were, the backbone of the country.
The volcanic mountains of the province of Rome are separated from the Apennines by the Tiber valley, and the Monti Lepini, or Volscian mountains, by the valleys of the Sacco and Liri.
In the northern Apennines the elevation of the sea floor appears to have begun at an earlier period, for the Upper Cretaceous of that part of the chain consists largely of sandstones and conglomerates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apennine   (2338 words)

 APENNINES - LoveToKnow Article on APENNINES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This section of the Apennines is crossed by two railways, from Pistoia to Bologna and from Florence to Faenza, and by several good high roads, of which the direct road from Florence to Bologna over the Futa pass is of Roman origin; and certain places in it are favorite summer resorts.
The central Apennines are the most extensive portion of in, e chain, and stretch as far as the valley of the Sangro (San grus).
The volcanic mountains of (1 e province of Rome are separated from the Apennines by the fo her valley, and the Monti Lepini, or Volscian mountains, by ~I e valleys of the Sacco and Liri.
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 AllRefer.com - Apennines, Italy (Italian Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
It extends south c.840 mi (1,350 km) from the Cadibona Pass in Liguria, NW Italy, where the Apennines join with the Ligurian Alps, to the Strait of Messina; the mountains of Sicily are a southwest continuation of the system.
The central and southern Apennines have mineral springs, crater lakes, fumaroles, and volcanoes (two, Vesuvius and Etna, are still active).
The Apennines are pierced by many railroad tunnels and highway passes, and by the Appian, Cassian, Flaminian, and Salarian ways (see Roman roads).
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 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Italy
High peaks of the Apennine ranges of the Calabrian Peninsula, as the southern extremity of the Italian Peninsula is known, include Botte Donato (1,929 m/6,329 ft) and Montalto (1,957 m/6,422 ft).
The climate of Italy is highly diversified, with extremes ranging from frigid in the higher elevations of the Alps and Apennines, to semitropical along the coast of the Ligurian Sea and the western coast of the lower peninsula.
In the lowlands regions and lower slopes of the Apennines bordering the western coast from northern Tuscany (Toscana) to the vicinity of Rome, winters are mild and sunny, and extreme temperatures are modified by cooling Mediterranean breezes.
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The epicentral areas and the most relevant ground effects of strong historical to modern earthquakes that occur in the Apennines — with typical hypocentral depths of 5 — 15 km - are systematically located within the intermountain extensional basins that characterize the landscape of the inner part of Central and Southern Italy.
This indicates that the growth of the Apennines intermountain basins is due to the repeated occurrence of “characteristic” surface faulting earthquakes along the causative normal fault segments.
This relation, or “seismic landscape”, is apparent for all the Quaternary normal fault basins of the Apennines, also where local factors such as very high rates of depositional/erosional processes due to the drainage network (Rieti basin) or pre-existing structural complexities (Bojano basin) tend to mask the real shape and size of the growing geologic structure.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/inqu/finalprogram/abstract_54609.htm   (472 words)

 Décollement depth versus accretionary prism dimension in the Apennines and the Barbados
Along representative cross sections of the Apennines and the Northern Barbados accretionary prisms, we measured the area, the décollement depth, the angle α of the upper envelope and the angle β of the dip of the regional monocline.
The continental sections of the Apennines accretionary prism have a deeper décollement than the oceanic sections of the Northern Barbados, 6–10 km depth and <1 km depth, respectively, because the sediment pile is thinner on the incoming Barbados plate and its denser oceanic structure is more easily subducted.
As a consequence, the larger area/volume and higher elevation of the Apennines with respect to the Barbados is determined by the Apenninic deeper décollement.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2003/2002TC001410.shtml   (429 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Anatomy of an Orogen: The Apennines and Adjacent Mediterranean Basins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Anatomy of an Orogen: The Apennines and Adjacent Mediterranean Basins
The Apennines are the place from which Steno (1669) first stated the principles of geology.
As such, the Apennines are a testing and learning ground readily accessible and rich of any type of field data.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0412750406   (369 words)

 Apennines Field trip, February 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Day 2: In the Northern Apennines: The day split into two halves, the morning spent looking at the lithologies and structures that comprise the compressional crustal-wedge tectonics south of Bologna, mostly led by G. Andrea Pini of Univ Bologna.
The crest of the Apennines forms (approximately) the boundary of the extensional (Tuscan) and contractional (Emilia-Romagna) tectonic regimes.
The Apennines are characterized by nappes, formed from forearc sediments.
www.geology.yale.edu /~jjpark/Apennines/Apennines.html   (4133 words)

 Hollow Moon Cultures: Pteryx of the Apennines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As a rule, the more mobility a trog is permitted in the course of his or her duties, the harder his or her job is to qualify for, and (especially!) the more contact he or she has with the pteryx, the higher that trog's position will be, in the larger community of servants.
The technological level of Apennine society is quite high -- it's not on par with IRL Earth, but is certainly a match for the gnomes of Serraine or Oostdok -- but the easy availability of cheap troglodyte labour, and the lack of any real challenge to their power since arriving on Matera (i.e.
The only shamans in the Apennines (apart from the occasional captive "specimen") are a few harried troglodytes, come to minister to, and preach their Immortals' words for, the pteryx's servants and labourers; vastly outnumbered by their congregations, these have little time to do anything but work with their own people.
www.mystaranet.jamm.com /vaults/html/pteryx.html   (16884 words)

The interlayered limestones and shales of the Apennines provide a great natural laboratory for the study of kink folding.
This is a well-exposed example of one of the small fault-block carbonate platforms in the Northern Apennines.
The Alpi Apuane are a metamorphic core complex in the Northern Apennines.
www.unc.edu /~kgstewar/web_pages/apennines.html   (519 words)

To add precision to this model, and as a prerequisite for testing it, we introduce and quantify the concept of "translational steady state," in which an orogen remains a fixed width while moving laterally.
In this framework, deviations of the Apennines from the translational steady-state model are evident.
The superposition of extension onto earlier compression could be due to mantle uplift, as suggested by D’Agostino, Jackson, Dramis and Funiciello in 2001, or to propagation of extensional rifting from the widening Tyrrhenian Sea in the south toward the Apennines in the north.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~dhs/abstract_38940.html   (391 words)

The Apennines of northern Italy are the exposed portion of a large orogenic wedge built by shortening and crustal thickening associated with the subduction of the Adriatic plate.
We are assembling evidence for the northern Apennines that argues that the rate of lifting of rocks above sea level to create mountains has accelerated over the past 1 m.y.
At least one of these faults is interpreted to have thrust-sense motion and is consistent with published focal mechanisms arguing for continued shortening in the prowedge.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abstract_65305.htm   (445 words)

 752nd Photos - Northern Apennines
Sgt. Holt is shown with a belt of.50 caliber machinegun bullets, and is holding a 75mm AP M72 (AP-T) Armor Piercing shell with tracer.
The Ornance Depot stencils indicate that the tank was processed 12 October 1944, though the 752 did not receive their 76mm tanks until February 1945.
In the Northern Apennines, the 752nd tanks were used mainly in indirect fire support roles.
www.752ndtank.com /northernapennines.html   (1020 words)

 Apennines on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Union Texas Petroleum expands exploration interests in Italy's southern Apennines oil play.
In the Apennines, the meals are almost as demanding as the walking, discovers Richard
PAUL BOMPARD visits a resort in the Apennines that was a holiday retreat - and later a prison - for Mussolini.(Features)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/Apennine.asp   (513 words)

 North Apennines
The northern Apennines fighting was the penultimate campaign in the Italian theater.
Although they had captured Leghorn and had begun restoring its harbor before the beginning of the North Apennines Campaign, the supplies off-loaded there moved slowly and tortuously through the mountains to reach the men on the front line.
The combat in the northern Apennines demonstrated the valor, courage, resilience, and determination of the average Allied soldier.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/nap/72-34.htm   (7528 words)

 GORP - Great Outdoor Recreation Pages - Long-Distance Hiking in Italy's Northern Apennines - Introduction to Italy
The Apennines are not the Alps; don't expect dramatic snowcapped peaks.
What you do get in this milder, lower-altitude chain — the Apennines are about half as high as their more famous neighbors to the north — are miles of grassy, treeless ridge tops with unlimited vistas.
The Northern Apennines lack the popularity and trekking groups you find in the Alps —; a blessing, to be sure.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/europe/italy/hik_apen.htm   (649 words)

 GORP - Great Outdoor Recreation Pages - Long-Distance Hiking in the Northern Apennines - Where and What
The Apennines begin in the region of Liguria on the Italian Riviera just west of Genoa — any further west and you are in the Maritime Alps —; and stretch more than 800 miles down the Italian boot.
Throughout, the countryside is dotted with moving memorials to local men who died in World War Two, some as soldiers fighting with the Germans on the Russian front, others in the anti-Nazi resistance.
Only a few of the climbs are steep, and as long as you don't attempt them in the height of the afternoon sun, you should be able to avoid a family mutiny.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/europe/italy/hik_apen2.htm   (929 words)

 No. 490: Balloon over the Apennines
The Contessa is an ardent member of the club.
She, her new husband, and a pilot are about to fly over the Apennines, to the other side of Italy.
Di Campello Della Spina, G., Ballooning by Moonlight: Narrative of a Woman's trip over the Apennines.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi490.htm   (440 words)

 Apennines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It extends around 840 mi/1,350 km south from the Cadibona pass in the northwestern Liguria region.
An older and more weathered continuation of the Maritime Alps, from Genoa the Apennines swing across the peninsula to Ancona on the east coast, and then back to the west coast and into the ‘toe’ of Italy.
The system is continued over the Strait of Messina along the north Sicilian coast, then across the Mediterranean Sea in a series of islands to the Atlas Mountains of North Africa.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0010266.html   (182 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Love And War in the Apennines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Love and War in the Apennines is an intimate account of the horror and surrealism of war, and of the heroism and selflessness of those caught up in its madness.
And while the Allies were protected by the Geneva Convention should they be captured, the citizens were not and they were subject to less humane punishment, sometimes torture and death, if their actions were found out.
Those familiar with Newby's other books will find his signature wit, self-deprecating humor and descriptive powers at work here, but his curiosity and appreciation of other people and cultures is in highest gear.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0864427654?v=glance   (1776 words)

 Northern Apennines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Northern Apennines are the focus of an ambitious multidisciplinary continental dynamics effort, involving geodynamicists, structural geologists, geophysicists, thermochronologists, tectonicists, and nematocysts, to unravel the tectonic history of this complex range.
The Apennines represent a classic and very poorly understood tectonic phenomenon of simultaneous convergence and extension in a single orogenic belt.
For more on the Northern Apennines, see Prof.
earth.geology.yale.edu /~reiners/apps.html   (147 words)

 Apennines - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
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 Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Geophysical and Geological Appraisal of the Northern Apennines (North of 43rd 30m N.), Italy; 1985
A Geochemical Investigation of a Surface Seep, an Oil, a Condensate and a Sediment from the Northern Apennines; 1987
Northern Apennines: Summary of Exploration to End August, 1971 and Appraisal of Prospects; 1971
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 Mountain Forum Atlas Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On Oct-16-05 your query found 72 members indicating interest/work in: Apennines.
Mountains/Massifs: Apennines; Hindu Kush; Alps; Andes (Jalca) Semi-Humid; Himalayas;
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 Energy Citations Database (ECD) - Energy and Energy-Related Bibliographic Citations
Energy Citations Database (ECD) Document #5624476 - Structural styles in the southern Apennines thrust system
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Structural styles in the southern Apennines thrust system
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