Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment

Geomorphology and Environmental Impact Assessment

by M. Marchetti
     
 

This volume focuses on the close relationship between geomorphology and environmental impact assessment, and provides a wide-ranging overview of this topic. It includes several case studies covering a variety of environmental impacts derived from human activities (quarrying, communication infrastructure etc.) on different geomorphologic components (landforms, soil,…  See more details below

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This volume focuses on the close relationship between geomorphology and environmental impact assessment, and provides a wide-ranging overview of this topic. It includes several case studies covering a variety of environmental impacts derived from human activities (quarrying, communication infrastructure etc.) on different geomorphologic components (landforms, soil, landscapes etc.) and environments (glacial, fluvial, coastal etc.) The case studies presented offer a methodological guide from the most traditional geomorphological approaches through to the use of spatial data analysis and GIS tools and techniques. Environmental Impact Assessment is a relatively new scientific branch in which a wide variety of specialists are increasingly becoming involved. This volume will be of interest to geomorphologists, biologists, geographers, architects and engineers.

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Fourteen chapters use case studies to highlight the connections between geomorphology and environmental impact assessment. With consideration to various human activities, geomorphological components, and environments, the volume provides a methodological guide covering traditional geomorphological approaches as well as recent innovations. Most of these papers were presented at the Sixth Spanish Congress and International Conference on Environmental Geology and Land-use Planning, held in Granada. Black-and-white and color graphics are featured. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789058093448
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1901
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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