Introducing Geomorphology: A Guide to Landforms and Processes

Introducing Earth and Environmental Sciences

by Adrian Harvey

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Geomorphology is the study of the earth's landforms and the processes that made the landscape look the way it does today. What we see when we look at a scenic view is the result of …read more

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Title Introducing Geomorphology: A Guide to Landforms and Processes
ISBN 9781903544433
Author by Adrian Harvey
Series Introducing Earth and Environmental Sciences
Publisher Dunedin Academic Press Ltd
Imprint Dunedin Academic Press
Publication Date 3 December 2012
Format EPUB
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Number of Pages 136
Filesize 18.51 MB
Language en
NBS Text Geography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Category Ecological Science, The Biosphere
Earth Sciences
Geological Surface Processes (Geomorphology)
Applied Ecology
Natural History, Country Life & Pets

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Introducing Geomorphology should inspire many to go out there with an enquiring mind. Whether on a walk in the Scottish hills or on the Mediterranean coast, whether on holiday in Iceland or visiting some arid part of Australia or Africa, wherever you are there is an opportunity to consider how the scenery around you reflects the tectonic setting, rocks and past and present climates. Introducing Geomorphology provides many of the relevant clues

Author Biography

Professor Adrian Harvey retired recently from the University of Liverpool where he taught undergraduate courses in geomorphology. As past editor in chief of the leading academic journal in the field he is uniquely placed to condense his encyclopaedic knowledge of geomorphology into this concise introduction to the subject.

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Geomorphology is the study of the earth's landforms and the processes that made the landscape look the way it does today. What we see when we look at a scenic view is the result of the interplay of the forces that shape the earth's surface. These operate on many different timescales and involve geological as well as climatic forces. Adrian Harvey introduces the varying geomorphological forces and differing timescales which thus combine: from the global, which shape continents and mountain ranges; through the regional, producing hills and river basins; to the local, forming beaches, glaciers and slopes; to those micro scale forces which weather rock faces and produce sediment. Finally, he considers the effect that humans have had on the world's topography. Introducing Geomorphology provides a structured and easily accessible introduction to the science of geomorphology for those with an adult curiosity about the landscape and for those contemplating a course of formal study in physical geography, geology or environmental studies. As with sister volumes, technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided.)

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