Fundamentals of geomorphology

Richard John Huggett

This extensively revised, restructured, and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world's landforms from a broad systems perspective. It covers the basics of Earth surface forms and processes, while reflecting on the latest developments in the field. Fundamentals of Geomorphology begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: structure: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints process and form: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and landscape evolution, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. This third edition has been fully updated to include a clearer initial explanation of the nature of geomorphology, of land surface process and form, and of land-surface change over different timescales. The text has been restructured to incorporate information on geomorphic materials and processes at more suitable points in the book. Finally, historical geomorphology has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the importance of history in all aspects of geomorphology. Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, all in colour.

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This extensively revised, restructured, and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world's landforms from a broad systems perspective. It covers the basics of Earth surface forms and processes, while reflecting on the latest developments in the field. Fundamentals of Geomorphology begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: structure: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints process and form: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and landscape evolution, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. This third edition has been fully updated to include a clearer initial explanation of the nature of geomorphology, of land surface process and form, and of land-surface change over different timescales. The text has been restructured to incorporate information on geomorphic materials and processes at more suitable points in the book. Finally, historical geomorphology has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the importance of history in all aspects of geomorphology. Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, all in colour.

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[目次]

  • Part 1: Introducing Landforms and Landscapes 1. What is Geomorphology 2. Introducing Process and Form 3. Introducing History 4. The Geomorphic System Part 2: Structure 5. Plate Tectonics and Associated Structural Landforms 6. Volcanoes, Impacts Craters, Folds, and Faults Part 3: Process and Form 7. Weathering and Associated Landforms 8. Hillslopes 9. Fluvial Landscapes 10. Glacial and Glaciofluvial Landscapes 11. Periglacial Landscapes 12. Aeollian Landscapes 13. Coastal Landscapes 14. Karst Landscapes 15. Landscape Evolution: Long Term Geomorphology

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[目次]

  • Part 1: Introducing Landforms and Landscapes 1. What is Geomorphology 2. Introducing Process and Form 3. Introducing History 4. The Geomorphic System Part 2: Structure 5. Plate Tectonics and Associated Structural Landforms 6. Volcanoes, Impacts Craters, Folds, and Faults Part 3: Process and Form 7. Weathering and Associated Landforms 8. Hillslopes 9. Fluvial Landscapes 10. Glacial and Glaciofluvial Landscapes 11. Periglacial Landscapes 12. Aeollian Landscapes 13. Coastal Landscapes 14. Karst Landscapes 15. Landscape Evolution: Long Term Geomorphology

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書名 Fundamentals of geomorphology
著作者等 Huggett, Richard J.
Huggett Richard John
シリーズ名 Routledge fundamentals of physical geography series
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2011
版表示 3rd ed
ページ数 xvi, 516 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780415567756
9780415567749
NCID BB05454731
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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