Fundamentals of Geomorphology

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 9780415241465
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 386
  • Author: Richard J. Huggett
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

This extensively revised and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world’s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It reflects on the latest developments in the field and includes new chapters on geomorphic materials and processes, hillslopes and changing landscapes. Fundamentals of Geomorphologyis an engaging and comprehensive introduction. Starting with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology and the geomorphic system, geomorphic materials and processes, and the quest of process and historical geomorphologists, it moves on to discuss: structure: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the endogenic agencies of tectonic and volcanic processes, geological structures and rock types process and form: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind and the sea history: earth surface history, giving a discussion of Quaternary landforms and ancient landforms, including the origin of old plains, relict, exhumed, and stagnant landscape features and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Fundamentals of Geomorphologyprovides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, including a colour plate section.


  • 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.

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.


  • 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.

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.

River geomorphology

  • Filename: river-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 0471955310
  • Release Date: 1995-06-20
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Edward J. Hickin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Contains a selection of 12 river studies that are extremely current and includes recently completed and ongoing original research. Fluvial sediment production and transport, overbank sedimentation, channel scour and hydraulic geometry, human impacts on river systems and the dynamics of large-scale river geomorphology recorded by satellite imagery are among the issues covered. Although the collection is thematic, it also reflects the rich diversity of perspectives and interests of international river scientists.

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.

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

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.

Environmental Geomorphology

  • Filename: environmental-geomorphology.
  • ISBN: 9780080531106
  • Release Date: 1996-11-20
  • Number of pages: 267
  • Author: Mario Panizza
  • Publisher: Elsevier

Geomorphology has now reached a certain level where the methodology, scientific content and results being published in the field make it worthy of being considered as a major environmental research area. In preparing Environmental Geomorphology, the author has given priority to methodology and illustrative case-histories. Schemes and classifications that would be ill-suited for a naturalistic, empirical and non-systematic discipline like geomorphology have been avoided. The concepts outlined in the text are based on a subdivision of geomorphological resources and hazards (as well as their links with man) together with the consequent risk and impact problems. Each investigation, study or intervention concerning the environment, cannot ignore either the human context in which it occurs or man's history and prospects. It is necessary to have the right dialogue and relationship with the other disciplines making up this system so as to apply the most suitable methodologies and offer the most valid solutions. For some subjects covered in the book, specialists concerned with a particular section of environmental geomorphology were consulted. The text of each chapter is accompanied by several illustrative schemes, figures and photographs, derived from real research and professional experiences. The volume is addressed both to university students studying topics of geomorphology as part of their syllabus, and to researchers and consultants (geologists, geographers, engineers, naturalists, etc.) working in the field.

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.

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