• Filename: geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0389205370
  • Release Date: 1985-01-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Alistair F. Pitty
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Geomorphology is a major area of geography in which a great deal of new research developments have recently taken place. This book is an international, authoritative, up-to-date review of all the major areas within geomorphology, assessing recent trends and surveying recent advances to portray the latest state of the art. Many case studies and examples are examined and these are drawn from throughout the world. Geographical methodology and applications are considered and likely future developments are assessed.


  • Filename: geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 9781139788700
  • Release Date: 2010-06-17
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Robert S. Anderson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This textbook provides a modern, quantitative and process-oriented approach to equip students with the tools to understand geomorphology. Insight into the interpretation of landscapes is developed from basic principles and simple models, and by stepping through the equations that capture the essence of the mechanics and chemistry of landscapes. Boxed worked examples and real-world applications bring the subject to life for students, allowing them to apply the theory to their own experience. The book covers cutting edge topics, including the revolutionary cosmogenic nuclide dating methods and modeling, highlights links to other Earth sciences through up-to-date summaries of current research, and illustrates the importance of geomorphology in understanding environmental changes. Setting up problems as a conservation of mass, ice, soil, or heat, this book arms students with tools to fully explore processes, understand landscapes, and to participate in this rapidly evolving field.

Climatic Geomorphology

  • Filename: climatic-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0444521283
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 760
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Elsevier

During the past few decades climatic geomorphology has been substantially enlarged in knowledge, thanks to numerous detailed investigations, the application of a large number of techniques, and the acquisition of abundant absolute dates. The challenge of predicting the effects of the prophesied future global warming on morphogenetic processes and landforms has encouraged geomorphologists to study the Late Pleistocene and Holocene climatic changes from the geomorphological and geological record. The advances achieved in the field of climatic geomorphology during the past years are reflected by the publication of several specific monographs about the different morphoclimatic zones. The aim of this book is to provide an up-to-date general view of this branch of geomorphology. It includes a chapter on applied geomorphology for each morphoclimatic zone providing an approximation of the main environmental problems. Geoscientists, geomorphologists

Geomorphology of Desert Environments

  • Filename: geomorphology-of-desert-environments.
  • ISBN: 9789401582544
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 674
  • Author: A. D. Abrahams
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Over the last twenty years there has been a major expansion of knowledge in the field of landforms and landforming processes of deserts. This advanced-level book provides a benchmark for the current state of science, and is written by an international team of authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields.

Soil Geomorphology

  • Filename: soil-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0412441802
  • Release Date: 1992-10-31
  • Number of pages: 269
  • Author: A.J. Gerrard
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Soil formation is related to the nature of landforms on which that formation takes place. The nature of the soil affects some of the processes shaping the landforms and which cause landscape change. An accurate assessment of the evolution of landforms and of the patterns of soil formation is possible only if the interdependence of soils and landforms is recognized. This book provides an integration of geomorphology and pedology to fully assess this relationship.

Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology

  • Filename: tools-in-fluvial-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 9780470868324
  • Release Date: 2005-01-28
  • Number of pages: 696
  • Author: G. Mathias Kondolf
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

In recent years there has been a marked increase in funding and employment in river restoration. Methods in Fluvial Geomorphology provides an integrated approach to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and offers guidance for researchers and professionals on the tools available to answer questions on river management on very difference scales. * Each chapter is organised to cover everything from general concepts to specific techniques * Topics covered include evolution of methods, guiding concepts, a framework for deciding when to apply specific tools, advantages and limitation of the tools, sources of data, equipment and supplies needed, and a summary table * Provides the professional with a useful handbook covering all tools used in fluvial geomorphology * Also provides valuable information on the advantages and limitations of the tools * All chapters include case studies to give examples of the applications of the tools discussed

Geomorphology of the Tropics

  • Filename: geomorphology-of-the-tropics.
  • ISBN: 3540635831
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Alfred Wirthmann
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Geomorphological research in the humid to seasonal tropics has primarily concentrated on the most characteristic landform assemblage of this zone, namely that of stepped, largely undissected etchplains, often dotted with inselbergs and cutting across ancient basement rocks. Although the author discusses extensively this subject, he puts particular emphasis on the differences of chemical weathering and land-forming processes on rocks of various lithology and structure. This contrast becomes most evident, when comparing the highly resistant quartzitic sediments often covering the basement rocks, e.g. the Roraima series on the Guiana shield, with the easily weathered volcanics, e.g. the Deccan traps of India. The book was first published in German in 1987. However, the present version is much more than a translation, encompassing a range of new ideas and findings in the field of tropical geomorphology. The number of maps and illustrations has also been increased.

Mountain Geomorphology Integrating Earth Systems

  • Filename: mountain-geomorphology-integrating-earth-systems.
  • ISBN: 0444515313
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 398
  • Author: David R. Butler
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Mountain Geomorphology - Integrating Earth Systems presents the papers of the 32nd Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, held in 2001 in advance of the United Nations-designated '2002 International Year of Mountains'. The three co-editors have collectively worked in mountain environments for over 70 years, and brought together internationally recognized experts in mountain geomorphology from 7 nations presenting research on mountain processes from around the world, including the USA, Canada, China, Europe, and South America. The volume utilizes Earth Systems as a unifying and organizing theme, examining the interactions of the four Earth "spheres" (Lithosphere, Biosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere) in the context of geomorphic processes in mountain environments. The volume is also a "Festschrift" in honor of Professor John D. "Jack" Vitek, long-time editor of Geomorphology and an outstanding mentor to each of the three co-editors. Papers presented in the volume represent cutting-edge examinations of mountain landforms, geomorphic processes in mountains, and the application of advanced remote sensing and Geographic Information Science technologies for the study of mountain geomorphology. The book should be of interest to all geomorphologists, and to physical geographers and geologists interested in mountain environments. Mountain Geomorphology - Integrating Earth Systems is the only book of its kind, and stands as a testament to the importance of mountains as locations for studying the interaction of geomorphic processes within an Earth Systems perspective.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0415327385
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 1156
  • Author: Andrew Goudie
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

The first such reference work in thirty-five years, this is a comprehensive guide to both specific landforms and the major types of processes that create them. This two-volume set provides a historical overview of the field, while exploring recent key discoveries about tectonic and climatic changes as well as the use of new techniques such as modeling, remote sensing, and process measurement. Written by a team of expert contributors from over thirty countries, the nearly 700 alphabetically arranged entries are cross-referenced, indexed, and include up-to-date suggestions for further reading. Fully illustrated with over 360 tables and illustrations, this will be the definitive reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners in geomorphology as well as geography, earth science, sedimentology, and environmental science.

World Geomorphology

  • Filename: world-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0521289653
  • Release Date: 1990-11-30
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: E. M. Bridges
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Large scale relief features of the earth are emphasized to reveal how they are related to the major segments of the earth's crusts, known as lithospheric plates.

Process and Form in Geomorphology

  • Filename: process-and-form-in-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0415105277
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 415
  • Author: David Ross Stoddart
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Process and Form in Geomorphology marks a turning point in geomorphological research. Stoddart has brought together a team of the leading international experts to offer important new studies into the processes, theory and history of landforms, and to present a framework for taking research forward into the new millenium. Illustrated throughout, Process and Form in Geomorphology takes up the challenges of the research agenda set by Richard Chorley and offers fresh insights into his unique contribution.

Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

  • Filename: fluvial-processes-in-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0486685888
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 522
  • Author: Luna Bergere Leopold
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

A pioneering study of landform development under processes associated with running water, this text encompasses both field and laboratory research. Topics include the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts; studies of weathering, climate, and erosion; and coverage of geochronology, drainage patterns, channel changes, and the evolution of hill slopes. 1964 edition.

Remote Sensing in Geomorphology

  • Filename: remote-sensing-in-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 8189422057
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: Sm Ramasamy
  • Publisher: New India Publishing

Geomorphology is the study of external landscape/architecture of earth's crust which stands as a testimony not only for the palaeo morphotectonic and morpho-dynamic activities but also the present day geological processes as well, thus making geomorphology significant in understand the hierarchical evolution of the earth and related resources, environment/ecosystems and disaster proneness. With remote sensing deepening its roots in all fields, the scope of geomorphology too has phenomenally widened as fabrication and animation of modern geologic/geomorphic processes are being easily done by remote sensing.

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