Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change

Author: Olav Slaymaker,Christine Embleton-Hamann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521878128

Category: Science

Page: 434

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A statement from the world's leading geomorphologists on the state of, and potential changes to, the environment.

Geomorphology and Environmental Sustainability

Felicitation Volume in Honour of Professor H.S. Sharma

Author: Hari Shanker Sharma,S. C. Kalwar

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180690280

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 366

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This volume dedicated to Professor H.S.Sharma provides a cogent account of ongoing research in the field of geomorphology and environmental studies in India.

MOUNTAIN GEOMORPHOLOGY

Author: Phil Owens,Olav Slaymaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444119060

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Mountains represent one of the most inspiring and attractive natural features on the surface of the earth. Visually, they dominate the landscape. However, the increasing realization of the fragility of mountain areas because of changes in land use, management and climate, combined with an understanding of their importance for water and other natural resources, has resulted in a growing interest in mountain environments in recent years. Hence, Mountain Geomorphology represents a timely and unique contribution to the literature. Written by a team of international experts, this book is divided into three sections, which consider historical, functional and applied mountain geomorphology from both global and local perspectives. Historical mountain geomorphology focuses on the evolution of landforms. Functional mountain geomorphology emphasises the interaction between processes and landforms, while applied mountain geomorphology concerns the interrelationships between geomorphological processes and society. Mountain Geomorphology is a valuable source of information for students studying mountain geomorphology, and also for academics and research scientists interested in mountain environments.

Geomorphological Hazards and Disaster Prevention

Author: Irasema Alcántara-Ayala,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521769256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

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A state-of-the-art assessment of how geomorphology contributes to the comprehension, mapping and modelling of hazardous Earth surface processes.

Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Change

Author: Olav Slaymaker

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471895909

Category: Science

Page: 334

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Demonstrates that the land-based geomorphological evidence of environmental change from late Pleistocene, Holocene, historical and contemporary time periods remain central to a full understanding of global environmental change both at the global and regional scale. * Includes case studies from Europe, North America and Asia

Physical Geography and Global Environmental Change

Author: Olav Slaymaker,Tom Spencer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Adopts global environmental change and its repercussions for society, as the coherent integrating theme to reinvigorate the physical geography of the twenty-first century.

The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change

Author: Olav Slaymaker,Richard Kelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444308963

Category: Science

Page: 272

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This is the first textbook to consider all aspects of thecryosphere system in the context of global environmental changedriven by human activity and climate. Considers all six aspects of the cryosphere – ice sheets,glacier ice, permafrost, river and lake ice, sea ice and snow– in the context of global environmental change driven byhuman activity and climate. Describes a new concept of cryosphere transience and landscapetransition which links climate, hydrology, ecology andgeomorphology. Looks at the evidence, process, and patterns of cryospherechange, on local and global scales. Provides a wealth of data to inform the current globalenvironmental change debate. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&bcsId=5064&itemId=140512976X"http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&bcsId=5064&itemId=140512976X/a.

Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Andrew Goudie,Heather Viles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614157

Category: Science

Page: 152

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What were the landscapes of the past like? What will landscapes look like in the future? Landscapes are all around us, but most of us know very little about how they have developed, what goes on in them, and how they react to changing climates, tectonics and human activities. Examining what landscape is, and how we use a range of ideas and techniques to study it, Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles demonstrate how geomorphologists have built on classic methods pioneered by some great 19th century scientists to examine our Earth. Using examples from around the world, including New Zealand, the Tibetan Plateau, and the deserts of the Middle East, they examine some of the key controls on landscape today such as tectonics and climate, as well as humans and the living world. They also discuss some key 'landscape detectives' from the past, including Charles Darwin who did some important, but often overlooked, research on landscape. Concluding with the cultural importance of landscape, and exploring how this has led to the conservation of much 'earth heritage', they delve into the future and look at how we can predict the response of landscapes to climate change in the future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in Rivers

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Bernd Westrich,Ulrich Förstner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540347852

Category: Science

Page: 430

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This is the first interdisciplinary book on the mobilization of nutrients and pollutants in the water phase due to hydrodynamic processes. Coverage includes the formation of aggregates in turbulent water; flocks and biofilms from organic reactions; and the formation of new surfaces for re-adsorption of dissolved pollutants. The book gathers papers resulting from an International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics and Pollutant Mobility in River Basins in Hamburg, Germany, March, 2006.

Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability

Author: John A. Church,Philip L. Woodworth,Thorkild Aarup,W. Stanley Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444340778

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability identifies the major impacts of sea-level rise, presents up-to-date assessments of past sea-level change, thoroughly explores all of the factors contributing to sea-level rise, and explores how sea-level extreme events might change. It identifies what is known in each area and what research and observations are required to reduce the uncertainties in our understanding of sea-level rise so that more reliable future projections can be made. A synthesis of findings provides a concise summary of past, present and future sea-level rise and its impacts on society. Key Features: Book includes contributions from a range of international sea level experts Multidisciplinary Four color throughout Describes the limits of our understanding of this crucial issue as well as pointing to directions for future research The book is for everyone interested in sea-level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, research funders, scientists, students, coastal managers and engineers. Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/church/sealevel.

Environmental Change and Geomorphic Hazards in Forests

Author: Roy C. Sidle

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845933362

Category: Science

Page: 241

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This book reviews current knowledge of most types of geohazards in forested areas. The 11 chapters cover hydrologic impacts, including flooding and soil erosion, desertification in Mediterranean Europe and Africa, landslides, and hazards in mangrove forests and along shorelines. Examples covered are from all five continents.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Author: Andrew Goudie,Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134482760

Category: Reference

Page: 1200

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"In recent decades there have been major developments in geomorphology and these are reflected in this major encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years"--Provided by publisher.

Biogeomorphology, Terrestrial and Freshwater Systems

Author: C.R. Hupp,Waite Osterkamp,A.D. Howard

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0444598626

Category: Science

Page: 356

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Biogeomorphology, a relatively new term, refers to relations between the biota and geomorphic form and process. Ecology is the study of organisms in relation to their physical and biotic environment. Thus, ecogeomorphology could have been an equally acceptable name for this publication which stresses the ecological aspects of the larger field of biology. Most of the articles relate vegetation to fluvial geomorphology, erosion, and sedimentation. However, articles showing the significance of animal ecological studies and their bearing on geomorphic form and process are also included. Geographically the papers range from arid areas in the American Southwest and Israel to the new world tropics. Most articles, however, are concerned with temperate areas of North America and Western Europe. This is among the first books to approach the role that biota and ecology play in geomorphic processes and should be on the shelf of every landscape ecologist.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Author: Richard Huggett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134549113

Category: Science

Page: 408

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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 Geomorphology is 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 Geomorphology provides 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.

Key Concepts in Geography

Author: Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973898

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Defining the key terms that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination: space, time, place, scale, landscape, this volume provides definitions of terms from both human and physical geography.

Tourism and Global Environmental Change

Ecological, Economic, Social and Political Interrelationships

Author: Stefan Gössling,Michael C. Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113423418X

Category: Science

Page: 330

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This fascinating book is the first comprehensive analysis of the economic, social and political interrelationships between tourism and global environmental change: one of the most significant issues facing humankind today. Its contributors argue that the impacts of these changes are potentially extremely serious both for the tourism industry, and for the communities dependent upon it. Integrating knowledge from the social and physical sciences, this significant book explores they key issues surrounding global environmental change, as well as government and industry willingness to meet the challenges posed by it. Divided into four main sections, it investigates: the tourism and global environmental change relationship in specific environments global issues related to environmental change differing perceptions of global environmental change held by tourists and the tourist industry. Comprehensive in scope, topical and integrative, this key text is essential reading for students, scholars and researchers in all aspects of tourism, geography and environmental studies.

Landslide Science and Practice

Volume 4: Global Environmental Change

Author: Claudio Margottini,Paolo Canuti,Kyoji Sassa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364231337X

Category: Nature

Page: 431

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This book contains peer-reviewed papers from the Second World Landslide Forum, organised by the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), that took place in September 2011. The entire material from the conference has been split into seven volumes, this one is the fourth: 1. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility and Hazard Zoning, 2. Early Warning, Instrumentation and Monitoring, 3. Spatial Analysis and Modelling, 4. Global Environmental Change, 5. Complex Environment, 6. Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, 7. Social and Economic Impact and Policies.