Looking At Landforms

Author: Ellen Mitten

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1615906940

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5579


Young Readers Learn About Various Landforms Through Simple Text And Photos.

Introducing Landforms

Author: Bobbie Kalman,Kelley MacAulay

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778732037

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6913


Looks at such different types of landforms as coasts, rivers, lakes, islands, mountains, hills, valleys, plains, canyons, and caves.

The History of the Study of Landforms: Quaternary and recent processes and forms (1890-1965) and the mid-century revolutions

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

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392496

Category: Science

Page: 1027

View: 9241


This book is the fourth volume in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or The Development of Geomorphology. Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume 2 (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the 'classic' period of geomorphology, between 1980 and 1950. This volume concentrates on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology, carrying on these themes into the second part of the twentieth century, since when process-based studies have become so dominant. It is divided into five sections. After chapters dealing with geological controls, there are three sections dealing with process and form: fluvial, glacial and other process domains. The final section covers the mid-century revolution, anticipating the onset of quantitative studies and dating techniques. The volume's objective is to describe and analyse many of the developments that provide a foundation for the rich and varied subject matter of contemporary geomorphology. The volume is in part a celebration of the late Professor Richard Chorley, who devised its structure and contributed a chapter.


Author: George Finiel Adams,Jerome Wyckoff

Publisher: Goldencraft


Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 1871


Common types of natural rock foundations are illustrated and identified for the interested observer

The Earth and the Moon

Author: Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107277

Category: Astronomy

Page: 257

View: 1301


Compares the Earth equally with other planets to display the similarities and differences between the various orbiting bodies. This volume discusses the fundamental aspects of the Earth as a planet. It also covers the evolution of the moon in relation to the geological features of the Earth.

Physical Maps

Author: Ian F. Mahaney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404230545

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 9475


Explains how to read and understand a physical map.

Landforms of High Mountains

Author: Alexander Stahr,Ewald Langenscheidt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642537154

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 8075


This image atlas and reference book is written in simple language that can be understood by a broad audience. The work comprehensively explains the geomorphological forms of high mountains using many examples like glacial erosion forms and deposits such as moraines and gravel terraces, which are illustrated with numerous photographs. Landslide landscapes, volcanoes, weathering, and erosion are other examples discussed. These examples are from across the world, including the Himalayas, the Alps, the Andes, and the Southern Alps of New Zealand. This work is useful for laymen who are interested in geosciences, especially high-mountain landforms, as well as for students and teachers of earth sciences.

Environmental Science - Landforms and Cycles

Author: N. Sephton,Open University. S216 Course Team,S. Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749269906

Category: Geomorphology

Page: 190

View: 2754


If you would like to be able to undertake all the activities referred to in this book, it is recommended that you also purchase the Multimedia Activities Pack (Order Code S216/DVD/P3) and The Earth's Surface Poster Map (Order Code S103/MAP). This book looks at two topics in environmental science: Landforms - looks at the physical features of the Earth's land surface, where they occur, how they form and how they change. The development and evolution of landforms involves processes in the solid Earth (the geosphere), the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the biosphere, which all interact with each other. The topic goes on to look in more detail at the processes which act to modify the geosphere. Cycles - considers the Earth as a whole, looking at the connections between the geosphere), the atmosphere, the hydrosphere and the biosphere, and how elements move between them. It examines the rock cycle, the biogeochemical cycle, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, and the sulphur and phosphorous cycles. Throughout the book there are questions and activities for the reader to engage with. Answers and explanations are provided at the end of each section.