Einführung in die Geomorphologie

Author: Frank Ahnert

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825286274

Category: Science

Page: 458

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Das Buch beschreibt und erklärt die Entstehung und Veränderung der Oberflächenformen der Erde in allen zeitlichen und räumlichen Größenordnungen, vom ephemeren, nur wenige Millimeter großen Einschlagskrater eines Regentropfens im Sandboden bis zum Milliarden Jahre alten Kontinentalschild als Resultate der Wirkung endogener und exogener Prozesse, die im geomorphodynamischen System in vielfältiger Weise miteinander verbunden und rückgekoppelt sind. Ergebnisse der empirischen Forschung im Gelände werden mit theoretischen Modellen der Formenentwicklung verknüpft. Die 5. Auflage wurde vollständig überarbeitet, erweitert und aktualisiert, Qualität und Umfang der Abbildungen wurden erhöht.
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Late Vistulian (

Author: Stefan Kozarski

Publisher: Gebruder Borntraeger Verlagsbuchhandlung

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 207

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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

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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.
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Dryland Rivers

Hydrology and Geomorphology of Semi-arid Channels

Author: L. J. Bull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471491231

Category: Science

Page: 388

View: 1863

Examines the processes operating in the headwaters and mainchannels of ephemeral rivers in semi-arid environments and includescoverage of current fieldwork investigations, modeling approaches,and management issues. focuses on dryland channel networks and processes presents a historical framework for research discusses examples of current studies and evaluatescontemporary modelling approaches Emphasis is on the Mediterranean region, with comparisons toother dryland regimes eg California, Australia, Chile.
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Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Author: Maurice Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402038801

Category: Science

Page: 1213

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This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.
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Arid Land Geom: Geom Crit Conc

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136801502

Category: Reference

Page: 544

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This volume, also available as part of the collection "Geomorphology: Critical Concepts in Geography" constitutes an instant archive of esential benchmark papers and makes available in one place key published material on its area..
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崇基校刊

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Horizons in Physical Geography

Author: M. J. Clark,Kenneth John Gregory,Angela M. Gurnell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780389207528

Category: Science

Page: 395

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'The authority of the contributors, the quality of production, and the bibliographic notes are first-rate. It is essential for basic earth science collections, and for any college library that supports geography or geology.'
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Fluv Geom: Geom Crit Conc Vol

Author: Olav Slaytnaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136784632

Category: Reference

Page: 576

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This volume, also available as part of the collection 'Geomorphology: Critical Concepts in Geography' [set ISBN 0-415-27608-X], constitutes an instant archive of esential benchmark papers and makes available in one place key published material on its area.
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Artificial Structures and Shorelines

Author: H. Jesse Walker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400929994

Category: Science

Page: 716

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This volume is the result of an initiative of the Commission on the Coastal Environment of the International Geographical Union. The initial concept from which the plan has proceeded was presented at the 24th International Geographical Congress in Japan in 1980. AUTHORSHIP AND COVERAGE All of the articles in this volume have been written by specialists familiar with the coastal segment discussed. Nearly all have been prepared by citizens of the country (and, for that matter, even each subregion) considered. In the case of exceptions (e.g. Suriname), the authors have conducted fieldwork on the coast of the country they treat. In order to preserve the "on-the-spot" integrity of the volume, it was decided not to fill in the blanks along the world's coastline with library researched chapters. Thus, coverage is variable. Nearly every coastal country in Europe is represented whereas for Africa and South America there are major gaps. In addition, there are 2 instances of overlap. In the case of England (with a shoreline of nearly 3,000 km) a complementary chapter on Lincolnshire (with a shoreline of only 155 km) is included. The other case is the general article on the Baltic Coast of the USSR which is supported by chapters on Estonia and Lithuania.
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Hydrology and Global Environmental Change

Author: Nigel W. Arnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878248

Category: Science

Page: 364

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Hydrology and Global Environmental Change presents the hydrological contribution to, and consequences of, global environmental change. Assuming little or no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the book looks at the main processes of global environmental change - global scale processes, large regional processes, repetitive processes - and how the hydrological cycle, processes and regimes impact on GEC and vice-versa.
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Handbook of Erosion Modelling

Author: R. P. C. Morgan,Mark Nearing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444348019

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

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The movement of sediment and associated pollutants over the landscape and into water bodies is of increasing concern with respect to pollution control, prevention of muddy floods and environmental protection. In addition, the loss of soil on site has implications for declining agricultural productivity, loss of biodiversity and decreased amenity and landscape value. The fate of sediment and the conservation of soil are important issues for land managers and decision-makers. In developing appropriate policies and solutions, managers and researchers are making greater use of erosion models to characterise the processes of erosion and their interaction with the landscape. A study of erosion requires one to think in terms of microseconds to understand the mechanics of impact of a single raindrop on a soil surface, while landscapes form over periods of thousands of years. These processes operate on scales of millimetres for single raindrops to mega-metres for continents. Erosion modelling thus covers quite a lot of ground. This book introduces the conceptual and mathematical frameworks used to formulate models of soil erosion and uses case studies to show how models are applied to a variety of purposes at a range of spatial and temporal scales. The aim is to provide land managers and others with the tools required to select a model appropriate to the type and scale of erosion problem, to show what users can expect in terms of accuracy of model predictions and to provide an appreciation of both the advantages and limitations of models. Problems covered include those arising from agriculture, the construction industry, pollution and climatic change and range in scale from farms to small and large catchments. The book will also be useful to students and research scientists as an up-to-date review of the state-of-art of erosion modelling and, through a knowledge of how models are used in practice, in highlighting the gaps in knowledge that need to be filled in order to develop even better models.
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Landscapes and Societies

Selected Cases

Author: I. Peter Martini,Ward Chesworth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048194131

Category: Science

Page: 478

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This book contains case histories intended to show how societies and landscapes interact. The range of interest stretches from the small groups of the earliest Neolithic, through Bronze and Iron Age civilizations, to modern nation states. The coexistence is, of its very nature reciprocal, resulting in changes in both society and landscape. In some instances the adaptations may be judged successful in terms of human needs, but failure is common and even the successful cases are ephemeral when judged in the light of history. Comparisons and contrasts between the various cases can be made at various scales from global through inter-regional, to regional and smaller scales. At the global scale, all societies deal with major problems of climate change, sea-level rise, and with ubiquitous problems such as soil erosion and landscape degradation. Inter-regional differences bring out significant detail with one region suffering from drought when another suffers from widespread flooding. For example, desertification in North Africa and the Near East contrasts with the temperate countries of southern Europe where the landscape-effects of deforestation are more obvious. And China and Japan offer an interesting comparison from the standpoint of geological hazards to society - large, unpredictable and massively erosive rivers in the former case, volcanoes and accompanying earthquakes in the latter. Within the North African region localized climatic changes led to abandonment of some desertified areas with successful adjustments in others, with the ultimate evolution into the formative civilization of Egypt, the "Gift of the Nile". At a smaller scale it is instructive to compare the city-states of the Medieval and early Renaissance times that developed in the watershed of a single river, the Arno in Tuscany, and how Pisa, Siena and Florence developed and reached their golden periods at different times depending on their location with regard to proximity to the sea, to the main trunk of the river, or in the adjacent hills. Also noteworthy is the role of technology in opening up opportunities for a society. Consider the Netherlands and how its history has been formed by the technical problem of a populous society dealing with too much water, as an inexorably rising sea threatens their landscape; or the case of communities in Colorado trying to deal with too little water for farmers and domestic users, by bringing their supply over a mountain chain. These and others cases included in the book, provide evidence of the successes, near misses and outright failures that mark our ongoing relationship with landscape throughout the history of Homo sapiens. The hope is that compilations such as this will lead to a better understanding of the issue and provide us with knowledge valuable in planning a sustainable modus vivendi between humanity and landscape for as long as possible. Audience: The book will interest geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, archaeologists, anthropologists, ecologists, environmentalists, historians and others in the academic world. Practically, planners and managers interested in landscape/environmental conditions will find interest in these pages, and more generally the increasingly large body of opinion in the general public, with concerns about Planet Earth, will find much to inform their opinions. Extra material: The color plate section is available at http://extras.springer.com
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Geomorphologie

Eine Einführung

Author: Harald Zepp

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825235939

Category: Science

Page: 385

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Geomorphologie ist die Wissenschaft von den Oberflächenformen der Erde. Die Entstehung und Weiterbildung des Reliefs unseres Planeten ist Ausdruck geologischer Prozesse, der Verwitterung, schwerkraftbedingter Massenbewegungen sowie der Formung durch Wasser, Wind, Eis und menschliche Einwirkungen. Das Buch erklärt die Formungsprozesse mit ihren Einflussfaktoren und vermittelt einen systematischen Überblick über die Vielfalt der Oberflächenformen. Es richtet sich an Studierende im Grundstudium ohne geowissenschaftliches Vorwissen und gibt durchgängig Hinweise für das vertiefende Studium. Auch für zahlreiche umweltbezogene Fächer sind geomorphologische Grundkenntnisse unverzichtbar. Daher werden die Beziehungen der Geomorphologie zu ihren Nachbardisziplinen sowie Anwendungsbezüge aufgezeigt.
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Southern African Geomorphology

Recent Trends and New Directions

Author: Peter Jeremy Holmes

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 192038202X

Category: Science

Page: 429

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"Southern African geomorphology provides a unique account of the varied physical landscapes of the subcontinent and the landforms which comprise them. It describes these landscapes systematically, and explains their evolution and development against a backdrop of recent trends and new developments within geomorphology. It aims to fill a niche with regard to understanding Earth surface processes and their products in a southern African context. It is an academic text, yet one which will satisfy the lay reader who wishes to learn more about the southern African landscape, and the processes responsible for it."--Back cover.
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