Geomorphology of the tropics

Alfred Wirthmann, translated by Detlef Busche

Geomorphological research in the humid to seasonal tropics has primarily concentrated on the most characteristic landform assemblage of this zone, namely that of stepped, largely undissected etchplains, often dotted with inselbergs and cutting across ancient basement rocks. Although the author discusses extensively this subject, he puts particular emphasis on the differences of chemical weathering and land-forming processes on rocks of various lithology and structure. This contrast becomes most evident, when comparing the highly resistant quartzitic sediments often covering the basement rocks with the easily weathered volcanics, e.g. the Deccan traps of India. The book was first published in German in 1987. However, the present version is much more than a translation, encompassing a range of new ideas and findings in the field of tropical geomorphology. The number of maps and illustrations has also been increased.

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[目次]

  • 1 The Special Nature of Tropical Geomorphology.- 2 On the History of Tropical Geomorphology.- 3 The Determining Factors of Landform Development.- 4 Tropical Climates and Exogenic Morphodynamics.- 5 Paleoclimate, Soil and Landforms.- 6 Tectonic Movements and Structures.- 7 The Cycle of Denudation in the Tropics - Rocks, Structures and Age.- 8 Two Islands in Comparison.- 9 Landforms, Soils and Man in the Tropics.- References.

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書名 Geomorphology of the tropics
著作者等 Wirthmann, Alfred
Busche D. (University of Wurzburg Germany)
Busche Detlef
書名別名 Geomorphologie der Troopen
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 ix, 314 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 3540635831
NCID BA45791274
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言語 英語
原文言語 ドイツ語
出版国 ドイツ
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