Fundamentals of Geomorphology (Routledge Fundamentals of Physicalgeography)

Fundamentals of Geomorphology (Routledge Fundamentals of Physicalgeography)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 336 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415241465
  • DDC分類 551.41

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This extensively revised and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world's landforms from a broad systems perspective. It reflects on the latest developments in the field and includes new chapters on geomorphic materials and processes, hillslopes and changing landscapes. "Fundamentals of Geomorphology" is an engaging and comprehensive introduction to geomorphology.Starting with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology and the geomorphic system, geomorphic materials and processes, and the quest of process and historical geomorphologists, it moves on to discuss: Structure - landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the endogenic agencies of tectonic and volcanic processes, geological structures, and rock types; Process and form - landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; History - Earth surface history, giving a discussion of Quaternary landforms and ancient landforms, including the origin of old plains, relict, exhumed, and stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. "Fundamentals of Geomorphology" provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms.The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, including a colour plate section.

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface                            ix
Author's preface xi
Acknowledgements xiii
PART I INTRODUCING LANDFORMS AND LANDSCAPES 1 (64)
What is Geomorphology? 3 (32)
The Geomorphic System 35 (30)
PART II STRUCTURE 65 (46)
Tectonic and Structural Landforms I 67 (25)
Tectonic and Structural Landforms II 92 (19)
PART III PROCESS AND FORM 111 (200)
Weathering and Related Landforms 113 (19)
Karst Landscapes 132 (39)
Fluvial Landscapes 171 (38)
Glacial and Glaciofluvial Landscapes 209 (27)
Periglacial Landscapes 236 (17)
Aeolian Landscapes 253 (24)
Coastal Landscapes 277 (34)
PART IV HISTORY 311 (32)
Ancient Landscapes and Their Implications 313 (30)
Appendix 343 (1)
Glossary 344 (9)
References 353 (22)
Index 375