Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Change / Edition 1

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Overview

Demonstrates that the land-based geomorphological evidence of environmental change from late Pleistocene, Holocene, historical and contemporary time periods remain central to a full understanding of global environmental change both at the global and regional scale.
* Includes case studies from Europe, North America and Asia

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"...a useful introduction to the topic..." (Aslib Book Guide,August 2000)

"...an excellent source of information...gives an excellent insightinto the ways in which human activity can affect the geomorphicprocess..." (Civil Engineering Surveyor, January 2001)

"...the book is a well written demonstration that moderngeomorphology has indeed a high potential to contribute to thestudy of global environmental change..." (Zeitschrift furGeomorphologie)

"...There is plenty here to stimulate thought..." (The GeographicalJournal, March 2002)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface and Acknowledgements

Section A Introduction

1. Global Environmental Change: The Global Agenda (by OlavSlaymaker)

Section B Tectonics, Sea Level and Climate Forcing

Introduction

2. Glacial Landforms in Taiwan and a Reinterpretation of the LastGlacial Snowline Depression (by Margot Böse)

3. The Effects of Relative Sea Level Changes on the CoastalMorphology of Southern Apulia (Italy) during the Holocene (byMichela Dini, Giuseppe Mastronuzzi and Paolo Sansò)

4. Estimating Pleistocene Tectonic Uplift Rates in the SoutheasternApennines (Italy) from Erosional Land Surfaces and Marine Terraces(by Annalisa Amato)

Section C Regional Hydrologic and Lacustrine Impacts of GlobalEnvironmental Change

Introduction

5. Slope-Channel Linkage as a Control on Geomorphic Sensitivity inAlpine Basins, Cascade Mountains, British Columbia (by MartinEvans)

6. A Holocene Debris-Flow Chronology for an Alpine Catchment,Colorado Front Range (by Brian Menounos)

7. Holocene Paleoenvironments in Central Spain Reconstructed bySedimentological Investigation of Playa Lake Systems (by BrigittaSchütt)

8. Rainfall Increase, Land Use and Morphodynamic Changes inNorthwestern Argentina as Indicators of the Effects of FutureClimatic Changes (by J.M. Sayago and M. Toledo)

9. Some Considerations Regarding Climatic Change and SpecificErosion in Central Italy (by Walter Dragoni and DanielaValigi)

Section D Human Activity and Global Environmental Change

Introduction

10. Sensitivity of Fluvial Systems to Climate Change and HumanImpact: A Case Study from Central Europe (by Monika Igl, RolandMäusbacher, Heike Schneider and Jussi Baade)

11. Geomorphological Change on the Tsengwen Coastal Plain inSouthwestern Taiwan (by Jul-Chin Chang)

12. Environmental Impact of Land Use Change in the Inner Alentejo(Portugal) in the 20th century (by Denise de Brum Ferreira)

13. Classification of Spatial and Temporal Changes to a DevelopedBarrier Island, Seven Mile Beach, New Jersey, USA (by Nancy L.Jackson, Karl F. Nordstrom, Michael S. Bruno and Valerie L.Spalding)

14. Impact of Human Activities on Geomorphic Processes in theAlmora Region, Central Himalaya, India (by J.S. Rawat, Geeta Rawatand S.P. Rai)

Section E Conclusion

15. Reflections on the Actual and Potential Role of Geomorphologyin Global Environmental Change Research (by Olav Slaymaker)

Index

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