This book has been dedicated to the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2008. The Government of the RS, which ordered the book, is spreading it all over the World. It is an important contribution to increasing the awareness and recognition of Slovenia. The words and pictures in this volume are joined by outstanding thematic maps, presenting Slovenia and its regional diversity, position in Europe, distinguishing features, and identity, as well as the relationship between nature and society. There are 8 chapters, 73 scientific thematic maps.
Slovenia is endangered by floods. Frequent intensive rainfall and heavy rains, a large proportion of hilly regions, and populated narrow valley bottoms are the primary reasons for this threat. The results of our own explorations, based on and combined with the results of this earlier projects, are presented in the book. The most extensive chapter offers a description of all the major flood areas in Slovenia and their characteristics, organized according to key hydrogeographical factors. The text is illustrated with more than one hundred documentary photographs.
Global scientific literature widely deals with analysis of regional innovative systems and their contribution to economic growth. Capital, linked with investment activities, natural (material) resources and human resources are main driving forces of the economic progress. Geographical analysis of both investments and creativity in Slovenia indicated almost identical distribution: strong concentration in Osrednjeslovenska development region with the two fifths of total Slovenian investments and more than half of all employments in creative professions.
The book presents measurements of erosion processes in the Dragonja River basin. The measurements included measurements of soil erosion (specifically, interrill soil erosion on three different land use areas as well as rill erosion and wind erosion), measurements of the sediment production of flysch rocks from steep bare cliffs (measurements of rock-wall retreat), measurements of the movement of released flysch material along an erosion gully, and measurements of chemical denudation in the river basin region.
This monograph presents various aspects of the use of exonyms in Slovenian. The cartographic use of these names rests on a long tradition dating back nearly a century and a half. This study presents the issues related to the use of exonyms in all major Slovenian world atlases, including the Veliki splošni leksikon (Large General Encyclopedia) and Slovenski pravopis (Slovenian Normative Guide). Adapted exonyms are treated based on their regional affiliation and semantic type. The collected material is a basis for standardization of exonyms.