Global geomorphology is the subject of this book, working from the perspective that an adequate appreciation of landform genesis must encompass a knowledge of the large-scale framework of landscapes as well as an understanding of the smaller-scale processes which create individual landforms.
The plate tectonics revolution in the earth sciences has provided a valuable new framework for understanding long-term landform development.
This innovative text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of global geomorphology, with the emphasis placed on large-scale processes and phenomena. Integrating global tectonics into the study of landforms and incorporating planetary geomorphology as a major component the author discusses the impact of climatic change and the role of catastrophic events on landform genesis and includes a comprehensive study of surface geomorphic processes.
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1. Introduction 2. Endogenic Processes and Landforms 3. Exogenic Processes and Landforms 4. Endogenic-Exogenic Interactions 5. Extraterrestrial Landforms
Global Geomorphology by Michael A. Summerfield
Michael A. Summerfield
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