Anthropogenic Geomorphology

A Guide to Man-Made Landforms

Author: József Szabó,Lóránt Dávid,Denes Loczy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048130580

Category: Science

Page: 250

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Anthropogenic geomorphology studies society’s impact on the geographical environment, and especially on the Earth’s surface. This volume provides guidance to students discussing the basic topics of anthropogenic geomorphology. The chapters cover both its system, and its connections with other sciences, as well as the way the subject can contribute to tackling today’s practical problems. The book represents all fields of geomorphology, giving an introduction to the diversity of the discipline through examples taken from a range of contexts and periods, and focusing on examples from Europe. It is no accident that anthropogenic geomorphology has been gaining ground within geomorphology itself. Its results advance not only the theoretical development of the science but can be applied directly to social and economic issues. Worldwide, anthropogenic geomorphology is an integral and expanding part of earth sciences curricula in higher education, making this a timely and relevant text.

The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology

Author: Kenneth J Gregory,Andrew S Goudie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473971551

Category: Science

Page: 648

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Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and applications of the discipline. Organized into five substantive sections, the Handbook is an overview of: • Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology; the origins and development of geomorphology; the role and character of theory in geomorphology; geomorphology and environmental management; and geomorphology and society • Techniques and Approaches: including observations and experiments; geomorphological mapping; the significance of models; process and form; dating surfaces and sediment; remote sensing in geomorphology; GIS in geomorphology; biogeomorphology; human activity • Process and Environment: including the evolution of regolith; weathering; fluids, flows and fluxes; sediment transport and deposition; hill slopes; riverine environments; glacial geomorphology; periglacial environments; coastal environments; aeolian environments; tropical environments; karst and karst processes • Environmental Change: including landscape evolution and tectonics; interpreting quaternary environments; environmental change; disturbance and responses to geomorphic systems • Conclusion: including challenges and perspectives; and a concluding review The Handbook has contributions from 48 international authors and was initially organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists. This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Geomorphology, Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.


Author: Mateo Gutierrez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203093313

Category: Nature

Page: 1014

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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.

Urban Geomorphology

Landforms and Processes in Cities

Author: Mary J Thornbush,Casey D. Allen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128119527

Category: Science

Page: 362

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Urban Geomorphology: Landforms and Processes in Cities addresses the human impacts on landscapes through occupation (urbanization) and development as a contribution to anthropogenic geomorphology or "anthropogeomorphology." This includes a focus on land clearance, conservation issues, pollution, decay and erosion, urban climate, and anthropogenic climate change. These topics, as well as others, are considered to shed more light on the human transformation of natural landscapes and the environmental impacts and geomorphological hazards that environmental change can encompass. Its multidisciplinary approach is appropriate for audiences from a range of disciplines and professions, from geologists, conservationists, and land-use planners to architects and developers. Urban Geomorphology not only transcends disciplines, but also covers varied spatial-temporal frameworks and presents a diverse set of approaches and solutions to human impacts and geomorphological hazards within urban landscapes. Features a cross-disciplinary perspective, highlighting the importance of the geosciences to environmental science, engineering, and public policy Focuses on the built environment as the location of concentrated human impacts and change Provides an international scope, including case studies from urban areas around the world

Allgemeine Geomorphologie

Textteil und gesonderter Bilderteil

Author: Herbert Louis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110871513

Category: Science

Page: 1026

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Anthropogenic Soils

Author: Jeffrey Howard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319543318

Category: Nature

Page: 231

View: 9003

This book is a state-of-the-art review of the physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of anthropogenic soils, their genesis morphology and classification, geocultural setting, and strategies for reclamation, revitalization, use and management.

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262571388

Category: Science

Page: 511

View: 9899

The fifth edition of this classic maintains the structure of the previous editions as it examines the human role in natural processes and systems. Areas covered include animals, vegetation, soils, landforms, water, the atmosphere, and climate

Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary

Author: Dénes Lóczy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319089978

Category: Science

Page: 294

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This volume is the first comprehensive description of the most spectacular landforms of Hungary. It is a richly illustrated book which presents a collection of significant sites, capturing the geodiversity of Hungarian landscapes. The Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary discusses the effects of geomorphological features to the landscape, such as volcanism, weathering, fluvial or aeolian erosion, karst formation, gravitational movements, and others. The importance of the conservation of geomorphological heritage is underlined, as well as the importance of geomorphological heritage and conservation. This book can be used for undergraduate and graduate courses in geomorphology, physical geography, hydrogeography, and nature conservation. It will be of benefit to environmental scientists, geomorphologists, conservationists, among others.

Research Paper

Author: Martin J. Haigh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780890650905

Category: Social sciences

Page: 293

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Systemtheorie in der Geomorphologie

Problemfelder, erkenntnistheoretische Konsequenzen und praktische Implikationen

Author: Kirsten von Elverfeldt

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh

ISBN: 9783515101318

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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German description: Benötigen wir fuer eine erfolgreiche Erforschung geomorphologischer Prozesse und Formen ueberhaupt Theorie? Sind potentiell gefährliche Prozesse wie Hangrutschungen nicht ganz offensichtlich vorhanden? Diese Fragen nach den theoretischen Grundannahmen der eigenen Disziplin beruehren das Selbstverständnis der Geomorphologie, deren Vertretern oftmals eine ausgeprägte Theorie-Abneigung nachgesagt wird. Wie aber steht es um eine Wissenschaft, in der theoretische Arbeiten die Ausnahme sind? Kann die Geomorphologie nicht letztlich sogar von einer verstärkten Auseinandersetzung mit ihren theoretischen Grundlagen profitieren? Der theoretische Rahmen fuer geomorphologische Arbeiten wird nicht nur erweitert, sondern neu abgesteckt und vor allem auch interdisziplinär anschlussfähig gemacht. Mehrfach ausgezeichnet mit: Dissertationspreis des Jahres 2010 des Deutschen Arbeitskreises fuer Geomorphologie der DGfG, Hans Bobek-Preis der Ã_sterreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft (Ã_GG) 2010 und Springer Theses Prize im Jahr 2011.

Tropical Geomorphology

Author: Avijit Gupta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498703

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Although similar geomorphic processes take place in other regions, in the tropics these processes operate at different rates and with varying intensities. Tropical geomorphology therefore provides many new discoveries regarding geomorphic processes. This textbook describes both the humid and arid tropics. It provides thoroughly up-to-date concepts and relevant case studies, and emphasises the importance of geomorphology in the management and sustainable development of the tropical environment, including climate change scenarios. The text is supported by a large number of illustrations, including satellite images. Student exercises accompany each chapter. Tropical Geomorphology is an ideal textbook for any course on tropical geomorphology or the tropical environment, and is also invaluable as a reference text for researchers and environmental managers in the tropics.


Author: Savindra Singh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 613

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Physical Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Physical geography

Page: N.A

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An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration

Author: Horst J. Schor,Donald H. Gray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471721794

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 3167

"Landform grading provides a cost-effective, attractive, and environmentally compatible way to construct slopes and other landforms that are stable and that blend in with the natural surroundings. Landform grading design and construction technology have advanced rapidly during the past decade, and this book explains the technique, its uses, its various applications, and its significant advantages. Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration, presents the first comprehensive and practical guidebook to the innovative techniques of landform grading and revegetation. Written in straightforward language and liberally illustrated with informative photographs and schematic drawings, the text should prove of value to practicing professionals in such diverse fields as land planning, civil and geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture, and geology as well as to personnel in a variety of local, state and federal regulatory agencies and environmental interest groups"--Publisher description.

Periglacial geomorphology

proceedings of the 22nd Annual Binghamton Symposium in Geomorphology

Author: John Charles Dixon,Athol D. Abrahams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471933427

Category: Science

Page: 354

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