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The Earth's Land Surface: Landforms and Processes in Geomorphology, 1st Edition

  • Kenneth J. Gregory
  • ISBN-10: 1848606206
  • ISBN-13: 9781848606203
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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This introductory text details the land surface of the earth in a readable style covering the major issues, key themes and sensitivities of the environments/landscape. Emphasizing the major ideas and their development, each chapter includes case studies and details of influential scientists (not necessarily geomorphologists) who have contributed to the progress of understanding. Providing a very clear explanation of the understanding achieved and of the debates that have arisen, the book is comprised of 12 chapters in four sections. With comprehensive pedagogical features including full color plates, further reading, questions for discussion and glossary, this original, lively text is authored by one of the leading experts in the field and will be core reading for first and second year undergraduates on all physical geography courses.

Table of Contents

Preface
PART ONE: VISUALIZING THE LAND SURFACE
Recognizing the Land Surface
Study of the Land Surface
PART TWO: DYNAMICS OF THE LAND SURFACE
Controls Affecting the Land Surface
Processes and Dynamics of the Land Surface
PART THREE: LANDFORM EVOLUTION
The Changing Surface - Evolution of Landscapes
PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTS OF THE LAND SURFACE
World Land Surface Landscapes
Polar Regions: Arctic, Antarctic and High Latitudes
Temperate and Mediterranean Environments
Arid Environments
Humid and Seasonally Humid Tropics
Urban Landscapes
PART FIVE: MANAGEMENT OF THE LAND SURFACE - FUTURE PROSPECTS
Future Land Surfaces: Management of Change
Glossary