Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology / Edition 1

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"Bishop and Schroder (both, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha) have brought together an impressive group of practitioners in the relatively new application of geographic information science to mountain geomorphology. In doing so, they have produced valuable, first, overall coverage of a high-tech approach to mountain, three-dimensional research. More than 40 contributing authors discuss a wide range of related aspects…. The book is well bound and well produced; each chapter provides an extensive source of references. The numerous line drawings are clearly reproduced, although the mediocre quality of photographic reproduction limits the value of air photographs and satellite images. As is characteristic of many edited collections, there is some variation in chapter quality. Some of the writing is so dense that it requires minute concentration—one chapter, for instance, has 14 pages of references from a total of 43 pages. Nevertheless, this is a vital compendium for a rapidly expanding field of research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. D. Ives, Choice, March 2005)

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"Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology … surveys a broad range of quantitative approaches to the analysis of mountain systems. … This book provides a critical treatment and evaluation of recent developments and novel technological approaches … . This well-written and wide-ranging material provides valuable insights into the use of specialized GIScience techniques … . This book is a welcome addition for advanced students and researchers … . The text also will be valuable to a range of scientists interested in the role of surface processes … ." (Louis A Scuderi, EOS, Vol. 85 (51), December, 2004)

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Table of Contents

Mountain Environments.- Remote Sensing Science and Technology.- Geomorphometry and Mountain Topography.- Artificial Intelligence.- GIS Spatial Analysis and Modelling.

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