Surface Processes and Landforms / Edition 2

Surface Processes and Landforms / Edition 2

by Don J. Easterbrook
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0138609586

ISBN-13: 2900138609589

Pub. Date: 10/20/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book includes both basic material for students without a great deal of background in geology as well as more advanced topics. With coverage that reaches beyond the study of surface processes, it contains discussions on the evolution of landforms and interpretation of their origin. The Second Edition reflects the increasing relevance of

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This book includes both basic material for students without a great deal of background in geology as well as more advanced topics. With coverage that reaches beyond the study of surface processes, it contains discussions on the evolution of landforms and interpretation of their origin. The Second Edition reflects the increasing relevance of geomorphology to environmental concerns and the additional emphasis this has placed on more applied aspects of the field. Also considered is the revolution of the discipline brought on by many rapidly-evolving tools, such as computers, sophisticated electronic measuring devices, lasers, mass spectrometers, new methods of dating landforms and deposits, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900138609589
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/20/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
546

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Basic Concepts.
3. Weathering.
4. Mass Wasting.
5. Fluvial Processes.
6. Fluvial Landforms.
7. Groundwater.
8. Tectonic Landforms.
9. Topographic Expression of Folded Strata.
10. Topographic Expression of Joints and Faults.
11. Landforms Developed on Igneous Rocks.
12. Glacial Processes.
13. Glacial Landforms.
14. Quaternary Climatic Changes and the Ice Ages
15. Periglacial Processes and Landforms.
16. Shorelines.
17. Eolian Processes and Landforms.
18. Dating Geomorphic Features.
Glossary.
Index.

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