Process and landform

an outline of contemporary geomorphology

Author: Alan Clowes,Peter Comfort

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780050040591

Category: Science

Page: 335

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Topography and the Environment

Author: Richard J. Huggett,Jo Cheesman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582418578

Category: Science

Page: 274

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Third-year and postgraduate courses in physical geography, environmental studies and environmental science, particularly course units in geomorphology, climatology, pedology, biogeography, ecology; landscape ecology, GIS and remote sensing, and environmental modelling. This is the first book of its kind, focusing on topographic influences on environmental components. As a comprehensive introduction to the subject, Topography and the environment discusses the main facets of topography, including new and old ideas, models, methods, and theories, and identifies four different approaches to topography as an environmental factor: the physical ground surface; all the features of the Earth's surface, including the human-made; topographically based modelling, developed in association with geographical information systems (GIS); and the idea of place as a human construct. The authors then explore individual topographic influences on environmental elements such as climate, water, soils and plants. Accessible and wide ranging, it helps students understand the intrinsic links and the crossdisciplinary nature of physical systems and processes.
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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of the Geological Sciences

Author: Sybil P. Parker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 722

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From Aeolian landforms to zircon, all aspects of the materials, processes, composition and physical characteristics of the solid earth are defined, including the interrelationships between geology, geochemistry, geophysics, oceanography and meteorology
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Process Modelling and Landform Evolution

Author: Stefan Hergarten,Horst J. Neugebauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540683070

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

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This book presents approaches to landscape modelling not only from geography but also from various related disciplines, especially from applied mathematics, computer science, and geophysics. New methods of terrain representation, analysis and classification are presented as well as short- and long-term process models. The intention of the book is not to give a complete overview of these broad and complex topics, but to stimulate interdisciplinary cooperation and to encourage scientists to consider the ideas of related disciplines.
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Landform Dynamics and Evolution in Romania

Author: Maria Radoane,Alfred Vespremeanu-Stroe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319325892

Category: Science

Page: 865

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New and innovative scientific theories, discussion and explanations are presented on landform dynamics and evolution in Romania along with a comprehensive understanding of the geomorphological processes shaping the large variety of Romania’s landscape. Thematically arranged the book deals with landform dynamics of specific relief types: glacial and periglacial, denudational, fluvio-denudational, fluvial, karst and coasts, as well as sediment fluxes, geomorphic hazards and risks. The authors are key scientists and researchers in the field and offer innovative views on research methods and concepts applied to the topics in question. This work will be of interest to students and researchers in geography, geomorphology, geology, environmental science, paleoclimatology and soil science as well as policy and decision-makers in spatial planning.
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Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains

Engineering Group Working Party Report

Author: J.S. Griffiths,C.J. Martin

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1786203022

Category: Science

Page: 953

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The Engineering Group of the Geological Society Working Party brought together experts in glacial and periglacial geomorphology, Quaternary history, engineering geology and geotechnical engineering to establish best practice when working in former glaciated and periglaciated environments. The Working Party addressed outdated terminology and reviewed the latest academic research to provide an up-to-date understanding of glaciated and periglaciated terrains. This transformative, state-of-the-art volume is the outcome of five years of deliberation and synthesis by the Working Party. This is an essential reference text for practitioners, students and academics working in these challenging ground conditions. The narrative style, and a comprehensive glossary and photo-catalogue of active and relict sediments, structures and landforms make this material relevant and accessible to a wide readership.
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Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology

Author: Michael Bishop,John F. Shroder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540426400

Category: Science

Page: 486

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From the reviews: "Bishop and Schroder (both, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha) have brought together an impressive group of practitioners in the relatively new application of geographic information science to mountain geomorphology. In doing so, they have produced valuable, first, overall coverage of a high-tech approach to mountain, three-dimensional research. More than 40 contributing authors discuss a wide range of related aspects.... The book is well bound and well produced; each chapter provides an extensive source of references. The numerous line drawings are clearly reproduced, although the mediocre quality of photographic reproduction limits the value of air photographs and satellite images. As is characteristic of many edited collections, there is some variation in chapter quality. Some of the writing is so dense that it requires minute concentration--one chapter, for instance, has 14 pages of references from a total of 43 pages. Nevertheless, this is a vital compendium for a rapidly expanding field of research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. D. Ives, Choice, March 2005)
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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

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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.
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