Sandstone Landforms

Author: Robert Young,Ann Young

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642765882

Category: Science

Page: 163

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As very few studies on geomorphological aspects of sandstones exist, this book demonstrates the significance of landforming processes from geological, geochemical and dynamic points of view. The worldwide examples include classic areas of sandstone research such as the Colorado Plateau, Saxony, France and England, but also emphasize the sandstone lands of the southern hemisphere. The authors give evidence for climatic influences on sandstone landforms, taking into account geochemical weathering processes and detailed comparative studies, and a new classification based on structural and tectonic settings is outlined. This comprehensive study, including modern techniques, can be recommended not only to geomorphologists but also to sedimentologists and hydrologists.
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Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa

Author: Stefan Grab,Jasper Knight

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319035606

Category: Science

Page: 187

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This book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the most prominent landscapes of South Africa and the distinctive landforms associated with them. It describes the processes, origins and the environmental significance of those landscapes, including their relationships to human activity of the past and present. The sites described in this book include, amongst others, the Blyde River Canyon, Augrabies Falls, Kruger National Park, Kalahari desert landscapes, the Great Escarpment, Sterkfontein caves and karst system, Table Mountain, Cape winelands, coastal dunes, rocky coasts, Boer War battlefield sites, and Vredefort impact structure. Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa provides a new perspective on South Africa’s scenic landscapes by considering their diversity, long and short term histories, and importance for geoconservation and geotourism. This book will be relevant to those interested in the geology, physical geography and history of South Africa, climate change and landscape tourism.
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Landscapes and Landforms of Belgium and Luxembourg

Author: Alain Demoulin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319582399

Category: Science

Page: 424

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This book provides an informative and intriguing overview of the most scenic landscapes of Belgium and Luxembourg. Geodiversity is emphasized, for example the periglacial features in the Hautes Fagnes area, the planation surfaces in the Ardennes and Oesling, and the famous caves of Han/Lesse and Remouchamps. The book’s chief goals are to provide the reader with enjoyable and informative descriptions of the selected sites within their regional geographical and geological settings; to offer an up-to-date survey of the evolution of Belgium’s and Luxembourg’s landscape; and to share additional information on the cultural value of the respective sites wherever appropriate. The book is a richly illustrated reference work that makes accessible for the first time a wealth of information currently scattered among many national and regional journals. It will benefit earth scientists, environmental scientists, tourism geographers and conservationists alike.
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Network Security and Communication Engineering

Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Network Security and Communication Engineering (NSCE 2014), Hong Kong, December 25–26, 2014

Author: Kennis Chan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315683555

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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The conference on network security and communication engineering is meant to serve as a forum for exchanging new developments and research progresss between scholars, scientists and engineers all over the world and providing a unique opportunity to exchange information, to present the latest results as well as to review the relevant issues on contemporary research in network security and communication engineering. Young scientists were especially encouraged to attend the conference and to establish an international network between each other and with senior scientists attending the meeting. In recent years, network security has become more important in all aspects of life and society; from business to politics, the essential value of network security is shown everywhere. The appearance of Internet marked the beginning of the age of communication engineering. The growing influence of communication engineering has become more and more apparent in people’s work and life. More than 180 scientists and researchers from more than 15 countries attended the meeting. Articles were divided into sessions: network and system security; grid and cloud computing; networking algorithms and performance evaluation; multimedia, signal and image processing; wireless communications and sensor networks.
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Landscapes and Landforms of Hungary

Author: Dénes Loczy

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.
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Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic

Author: Tomáš Pánek,Jan Hradecký

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319275372

Category: Science

Page: 422

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The book aims to present the unique geomorphological landscapes of the Czech Republic. The geomorphic uniqueness of this country benefits from the proximity to two distinct European geological domains: the old cratonized Bohemian Massif and the relatively young Tertiary fold and thrust belt of the Western Carpathians. Landscapes and Landforms of the Czech Republic introduces general physiographical characteristics of the landscape and presents the main driving factors leading to the evolution of the present landscape. The book contains twenty two chapters describing the most interesting geomorphic landscapes of the Czech Republic. The selection of individual landscapes was based on visual exceptionality (e.g. sandstone landscapes of the Northern Bohemia), scientific importance (e.g. patterned grounds in the Sudetic Mountains) and historical relevance (e.g. mining of the Nízký and Hrubý Jeseník Mountains). The final chapters of the book discuss the protection of geomorphic heritage in the Czech Republic.
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Australian Landforms

Author: C. R. Twidale,Elizabeth Mary Campbell

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

ISBN: 1922013382

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Australian Landforms is concerned with general theories as applied to the problems posed by the Australian landscape. The book is devoted to the major factors of structure, process, and time, as well as the most recent geological period, called the Quaternary. Chapters deal with structural impacts on landform development, the work of water and rivers, of wind, ice and waves, the time factor, and the events and resultant forms associated with the climatic aberrations of the last two million years. Australian Landforms will interest those concerned with the physical landscape in the context of geology, geography, botany, zoology, ecology, environmental studies, and agricultural science, as well as travelers and others curious about the origins of the Australian landscape.
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Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution

Author: D. A. Robinson,R. B. G. Williams

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 519

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Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution brings together a series of important studies on rock weathering by leading researchers, and illustrates the diversity of approaches and techniques that are currently being used by geomorphologists to study weathering processes and responses. The book commences with a number of research studies and review chapters on weathering processes and weathered products. This is followed by several discussions of the weathering of cut or dressed rock in urban and coastal environments. Contributors then examine the application of weathering and weathering rates to the dating of deposits or rock surfaces. The final section of the book comprises studies of the relationship between weathering and landforms in a variety of climatic environments. The contributions included in this book cover a wide range of topics and demonstrate the many advances that are being made by researchers investigating rock weathering. Some of the studies deal with state-of-the-art technology, others the very traditional geomorphological skills of observation and deductive reasoning, backed up as necessary by statistical analysis. This volume is the first collection of papers on weathering published for many years, and provides a wealth of information not just to geomorphologists but also to geologists, engineers, architects and archaeologists.
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Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

Author: Piotr Migon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048130559

Category: Science

Page: 375

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Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.
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Granite Landforms

Author: C. R. Twidale

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 372

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Annali di geomorfolgia

Author: Andreas Aigner,Josef Stini,Hans Mortensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Leading Edge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prospecting

Page: N.A

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