Author: Mateo Gutierrez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203093313

Category: Nature

Page: 1014

View: 9243


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.

Introduction to climatic geomorphology

Author: Jean Tricart,André Cailleux

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 295

View: 8323


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: 6718


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: 6109


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: 3663


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: 2101


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: 5956


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.

Studies in Military Geography and Geology

Author: Douglas R. Caldwell,Judy Ehlen,Russell S. Harmon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140203105X

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 7876


A selection of papers on a broad range of military topics ranging from the strategic perspective, through analyses of historical battles at the operational and tactical levels, to the use of advanced technologies applied to present-day military problems.

Encyclopedia of Geography

Author: Barney Warf

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265178

Category: Science

Page: 3560

View: 3514


Simply stated, geography studies the locations of things and the explanations that underlie spatial distributions. Profound forces at work throughout the world have made geographical knowledge increasingly important for understanding numerous human dilemmas and our capacities to address them. With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century. Key Features Gives a concise historical sketch of geography's long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text Includes a special map section Key Themes Physical Geography Human Geography Nature and Society Methods, Models, and GIS People, Organizations, and Movements History of Geography This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledge, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library.

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: 5604


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: Robert Gabler,James Petersen,L. Trapasso,Dorothy Sack

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495555061

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 3212


PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Ninth Edition, uses the combined expertise of four respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts. 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: 9912


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.