Author: Mateo Gutierrez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203093313

Category: Nature

Page: 1014

View: 4293


This book provides a detailed coverage of the landforms of Planet Earth and the processes that shaped them. The study of these morphologies, some of which formed during past geological periods under environmental conditions very different from those of today, makes it possible to reconstruct the evolution of relief and to infer environmental changes that have involved geological media, the climate, or human activity. A major advance of Geomorphology in recent decades is the development of techniques that make it possible to quantify morphogenetic processes and rates at which forms change under different environmental conditions. The development of Geochronology, or absolute dating methods, is helping us correct the limitations of relative dating that have prevailed in Geomorphology for many years. The ability to assign numerical ages to both landforms and deposits opens up multiple possibilities for reconstructing the evolution of relief, making correlations, calculating rates, and estimating recurrence periods. A theme of major concern facing people today is the possible warming of the planet due to the release of greenhouse gases into the environment. Investigations conducted by the scientific community show that this temperature increase is at least partially anthropogenic. Given this more-than-probable cause and effect relationship, the most sensible and prudent path is to design and apply mitigation measures to alleviate this heating that can negatively affect both the natural environment and human society. The information that Geomorphology can provide on the recent past (Historical Geomorphology) may be very useful in making predictions on the activity of these potentially dangerous processes in the future and on the possible effects of environmental changes. The aim of this book is to provide a general vision of the multiple aspects of Geomorphology and to provide a methodological foundation to approach the study of various branches of geomorphology. To this end, the book contains a basic bibliography that can be used for future research. In addition, applied aspects of Geomorphology are covered at the end of each chapter to provide knowledge of the activities of geomorphologists in the professional world.


Author: B. W. Sparks,Bruce Wilfred Sparks

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Geomorphology

Page: 530

View: 2568


Introduction to climatic geomorphology

Author: Jean Tricart,André Cailleux

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 295

View: 1335


Normal erosion or climatic geomorphology; Morphodimatic mechanisms; Criteria for a morphodimatic dursion of the earth; Morphoclimatic equilibrium and interruptions in the morphoclimatic equilibrium; the major morphoclimatic zones of the earth.


Journal of the Geographical Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 5104


Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.

Mineral Terrain Terminology

Author: Walter Oscar Kupsch,Nathaniel W. Rutter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mineralogy

Page: 141

View: 8912


Contains terms connected with the physical features or landforms of mineral terrain in the northwestern part of Canada's arctic and subarctic. Aimed at the layman.

The Scientific Nature of Geomorphology

Proceedings of the 27th Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology, Held 27-29 September, 1996

Author: Bruce L. Rhoads,Colin E. Thorn

Publisher: Bruce Rhoads


Category: Science

Page: 481

View: 1114


Geomorphology is a discipline which has traditionally been dominated by fieldwork. This volume is devoted to the philosophical and methodological components of the discipline. Its purpose is to provide a comprehensive examination of contemporary perspectives on the scientific nature of geomorphology. The book should help unify and strengthen the disciplines by clarifying how geomorphology fits into the realm of the sciences, by examining its relationship to other sciences, by providing an improved understanding of methodological diversity in the discipline, and by identifying potential bases for disciplinary unity.

Geomorphological Processes

Studies in Physical Geography

Author: E Derbyshire,J. R. Hails,K. J. Gregory

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483192407

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 9608


Geomorphological Processes describes land forms and land form changes, particularly regarding the rates of operation of these events. This book describes the mechanics of the geomorphological processes; the text also shows the application of an equation to explain trends in geomorphology that involves land forms (or results, a dependent variable), processes, and materials (both independent variables). The authors explain endogenetic and exogenetic processes, as well as the control systems approach. They explain the drainage basin processes which collect, concentrate, and promote water mobility and sedimentation. They also discuss the coastal processes concerning waves, tidal variations, sediment budgets, hydrodynamics of near-shore zones; the book also addresses shoreline configuration, planning, and coastal protection. The authors analyze the cryonival and glacial process such as the formation of ice in the landscape, glacial erosion, debris entrainment, meltwater erosion, and glaci-aquatic sedimentation. The text shows the difficulty of measuring the parameters in the relationship between water action and sediment movement. This book is intended for first or second year students in geology, hydrology, and those whose majors are in meteorology. It can also benefit readers whose interest lie with the environment or with the general earth sciences.

The History of the Study of Landforms, Or, The Development of Geomorphology

Historical and regional geomorphology, 1890-1950

Author: Richard J. Chorley,Robert Percy Beckinsale,Antony J. Dunn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415056267

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 7349


Provides a global study of historical and regional geomorphic work as it developed from the end of the nineteenth century - which saw the burgeoning of the eustatic theory and the concepts of isostasy, to the Second World War.


Author: Maria Sala

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 190583960X


Page: 482

View: 2806


Geography is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Geographical perceptions can be traced from very ancient cultures, although geography as a science started its development during the eighteen century, it was firmly established after the Darwinian revolution and many of its fundamentals appeared during the nineteenth century. The history of geography is closely connected with the history of human society Geography embraces both the physical and human worlds, and aims to bridge natural and human sciences. For a geographer, although the environment and its conservation is a crucial item, it is also fundamentally concerned with the living standards of humankind. Although its wide embrace may be seen as a weakness, diversification is also strength and an attraction. Approaches are multidisciplinary, exploring the complex linkages between the cultural and the natural. These favor cross-cultural communication and mutual understanding at a global scale. There is a geographical basis to most of the outstanding political problems, and geographical reasons to explain them. The subject matter of the geography theme is presented basically on how the subject matter is taught presently at the universities, and following the many paths its practitioners are following in doing research. It introduces modern subject matters and goes much further than a simple description of places and travels. The theme has been divided into four main topics: Foundations, Physical Geography, Human Geography, and Technical matters. The scope of the foundation topic is to present an overview of the basis of the geographical field, its scope, history, methods, and its importance in education. The chapters included are Main Stages of the Development, Theory and Methods, and Geographical Education. The Physical Geography topic includes the historical background of the geographical study of the Earth natural environment, and the main fields cultivated by geographers. It consists of eight chapters on basic research fields, which are Geomorphology, Climatology, Hydrology, Biogeography, Soil Geography, Coastal Systems, Ocean Geography, Mountain Geoecology, and two chapters on environmental issues: Natural Hazards and Land Degradation and Desertification. In the Human Geography topic six chapters discuss the more current fields, that is: Population, Cultural and Social, Agricultural and Rural, Industries and Transport, Economic Activities and Urban Geography. Three chapters present subjects developed more recently: Medical, Political and Tourism geographies. Finally, the Regional approach is presented as the most traditional and integrative field. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

The History of the Study of Landforms - Volume 3 (Routledge Revivals)

Historical and Regional Geomorphology, 1890-1950

Author: Robert P. Beckinsale,Richard J. Chorley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134935161

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 6599


This volume provides a global treatment of historical and regional geomorphic work as it developed from the end of the nineteenth century to the hiatus of the Second World War. The book deals with the burgeoning of the eustatic theory, the concepts of isostasy and epeirogeny, and the first complete statements of the cycle of erosion and of polycyclic denudation chronology.

Physical Geography

Author: James F. Petersen,Dorothy Sack,Robert E. Gabler

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305652649

Category: Education

Page: 672

View: 7111


PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Eleventh Edition, uses the combined expertise of three accomplished and respected geographers to show not only what constitutes physical geography but also the interrelationships between people and Earth’s natural environment. The well-written text and excellent illustrations emphasize three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles of the discipline -- Geography as Physical Science, Geography as Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a strong focus on processes and the interrelationships among Earth’s systems, this text guides students to an understanding and appreciation of how the various natural systems function and of how humans are an integral component of physical geography. Historically, this was the first Physical Geography textbook to take an environmental sustainability approach, and the authors continue to address the theme of human interactions with the environment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Modernism: The Creation of Nation-States

Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe 1770?1945: Texts and Commentaries, Volume III/1

Author: Ahmet Ersoy,Maciej G¢rny,Vangelis Kechriotis

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9637326618

Category: Political Science

Page: 486

View: 9069


Notwithstanding the advantages of physical power, the struggle for survival among societies is not merely a matter of serial armed clashes but of the nation's spiritual resources that in the end always decide upon the victory. In Europe, there indeed exist independent countries, insignificant from the point of view of the entire civilization, and born by sheer coincidence, yet, this coincidence, this fancy, or diplomatic ploy that created them can just as easily bring them to an end---the nations that count in the political calculations are only the enlightened ones. Therefore, our nation should not merely grow in power, strengthen its character, and foster in people the feeling of love for homeland, but also---inasmuch as it is possible---breath the fresh breeze of humanity's general progress, feed it to the nation, absorb its creative energy. Until now, we have trusted and lived only in the weary conditions, conditions devoid of health-giving elements---now, as a result the nation's heart beats too slowly and its mind works too tediously. We ought to open our windows to Europe, to the wind of continental change and allow it to air our sultry home, since as not all health comes from the inside, not all disease comes from the outside.

Humid tropical geomorphology

a study of the geomorphological processes and landforms in warm humid climates

Author: A. Faniran,L. K. Jeje

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd


Category: Science

Page: 414

View: 9651