Key Concepts in Geomorphology

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-27
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Written for introductory geomorphology courses, Key Concepts in Geomorphology offers an integrative, applications-centered approach to the study of the Earth’s dynamic surface. Bierman and Montgomery draw from the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to help students get a basic understanding of Earth surface processes and the evolution of topography over short and long timescales. The authors also hone in on practical applications, showing how scientists are using geomorphological research to tackle critical societal issues (natural disaster response, safer infrastructure, protecting species, and more).

Table of Contents

PART I Geomorphology and Its Tools
1 Earth’s Dynamic Surface
2 Geomorphologist’s Tool Kit

PART II Source to Sink
3 Weathering and Soils
4 Geomorphic Hydrology
5 Hillslopes
6 Channels
7 Drainage Basins
8 Coastal and Submarine Geomorphology

PART III Ice, Wind, and Fire
9 Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology
10 Wind as a Geomorphic Agent
11 Volcanic Geomorphology

PART IV The Bigger Picture
12 Tectonic Geomorphology
13 Geomorphology and Climate
14 Landscape Evolution


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