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The SAGE handbook of geomorphology

By: Goudie, Andrew S(Edited by) Gregory, Kenneth J.(Edited by)

1446295842 / 9781446295847
Stock expected 26/05/2022
United Kingdom
648 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: 2011.

Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features.

Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and applications of the discipline. Organized into five substantive sections, the Handbook is an overview of:* Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology; the origins and development of geomorphology; the role and character of theory in geomorphology; geomorphology and environmental management; and geomorphology and society * Techniques and Approaches: including observations and experiments; geomorphological mapping; the significance of models; process and form; dating surfaces and sediment; remote sensing in geomorphology; GIS in geomorphology; biogeomorphology; human activity * Process and Environment: including the evolution of regolith; weathering; fluids, flows and fluxes; sediment transport and deposition; hill slopes; riverine environments; glacial geomorphology; periglacial environments; coastal environments; aeolian environments; tropical environments; karst and karst processes* Environmental Change: including landscape evolution and tectonics; interpreting quaternary environments; environmental change; disturbance and responses to geomorphic systems * Conclusion: including challenges and perspectives; and a concluding reviewThe Handbook has contributions from 48 international authors and was initially organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists.

This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Geomorphology, Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.


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