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Introducing Geomorphology: A Guide to Landforms and Processes

Product Code: MPIGM
Series: Miscellaneous titles
Author/Editor: By Adrian Harvey
Publication Date: 22 March 2012
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Published by Dunedin Academic Press. Distributed by GSL from March 2015.

Paperback, 195 x 165 mm

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.


See the GeoGifts page for other "Introducing" titles.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781906716325
Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 124
Weight: 0.37 kg


1. Introduction to Geomorphology; 2. Global-scale geomorphology; 3. Regional-scale geomorphology; 4. Local-scale geomorphology - process systems and landforms; 5. Timescales and landscape evolution; 6. Geomorphology and interactions with society; Further reading; Glossary


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