Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change

Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change

by Olav Slaymaker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521878128

ISBN-13: 9780521878128

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How will global environmental change affect the landscape and our interaction with it? Apart from climate change, there are other important catalysts of landscape change, including relief, hydroclimate and runoff, sea level variations and human activity. This volume summarizes the state-of-the-art concerning the geomorphic implications of global environmental

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How will global environmental change affect the landscape and our interaction with it? Apart from climate change, there are other important catalysts of landscape change, including relief, hydroclimate and runoff, sea level variations and human activity. This volume summarizes the state-of-the-art concerning the geomorphic implications of global environmental change, analyzing such effects on lakes, rivers, coasts, reefs, rainforests, savannas, deserts, glacial features, and mountains. Providing a benchmark statement from the world’s leading geomorphologists on the current state of, and potential changes to, the environment, this book is invaluable for advanced courses on geomorphology and environmental science, and as a reference for research scientists. Interdisciplinary in scope, with a primary audience of Earth and environmental scientists, geographers, geomorphologists and ecologists, it also has a wider reach to those concerned with the social, economic and political issues raised by global environmental change, and is useful to policy makers and environmental managers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521878128
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Landscape, and landscape scale processes as the unfilled niche in the global environmental change debate: an introduction O. Slaymaker, T. Spencer and S. Dadson; 2. Mountains O. Slaymaker and C. Embleton-Hamann; 3. Lakes and lake catchments K. Kashiwaya, O. Slaymaker and M. Church; 4. Rivers M. Church, T. P. Burt, V. J. Galay and G. M. Kondolf; 5. Estuaries, coastal marshes, tidal flats and coastal dunes D. J. Reed, R. Davidson-Arnott and G. M. E. Perillo; 6. Beaches, cliffs and Δs M. J. F. Stive, P. J. Cowell and R. J. Nicholls; 7. Coral reefs P. Kench, C. Perry and T. Spencer; 8. Tropical rainforests R. P. D. Walsh and W. H. Blake; 9. Tropical savannas M. E. Meadows and D. S. G. Thomas; 10. Deserts N. Lancaster; 11. Mediterranean M. Sala; 12. Temperate forests and rangelands R. C. Sidle and T. P. Burt; 13. Tundra and permafrost dominated taiga M.-F. André and O. Anisimov; 14. Ice sheets and ice caps D. Sugden; 15. Landscape, landscape scale processes and global environmental change: synthesis and new agendas for the twenty-first century T. Spencer, O. Slaymaker and C. Embleton-Hamann; Index.

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