9780521519786

Geomorphology: The Mechanics and Chemistry of Landscapes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521519786

  • ISBN10:

    0521519780

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/26/2010
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

This textbook provides a modern, quantitative and process-oriented approach to equip students with the tools to understand geomorphology. Insight into the interpretation of landscapes is developed from basic principles and simple models, and by stepping through the equations that capture the essence of the mechanics and chemistry of landscapes. Boxed worked examples and real-world applications bring the subject to life for students, allowing them to apply the theory to their own experience. The book covers cutting edge topics, including the revolutionary cosmogenic nuclide dating methods and modeling, highlights links to other Earth sciences through up-to-date summaries of current research, and illustrates the importance of geomorphology in understanding environmental changes. Setting up problems as a conservation of mass, ice, soil, or heat, this book arms students with tools to fully explore processes, understand landscapes, and to participate in this rapidly evolving field.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Whole Earth morphology
Large scale morphology: the roles of geophysics
Tectonic geomorphology
Atmospheric processes and climate
Establishing timing in the landscape: dating methods
Weathering
Glaciers and glacial geology
Periglacial forms and processes
Hillslopes
Water in the landscape
Rivers
Bedrock channel incision
Sediment transport mechanics
Eolian processes and forms
Coastal geomorphology
Geomorphology of big floods
Whole landscapes
Physics
Math
References
Index
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