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Overview

Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions of active deformation. Recent advances in the quantification of rates and physical basis of tectonic and surface processes have rejuvenated the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonic geomorphology is an exciting and highly integrative field which utilizes techniques and data derived from studies of geomorphology, seismology, geochronology, structure, geodesy, and Quaternary climate change. While emphasizing new insights from the last decade of research, Tectonic Geomorphology reviews the fundamentals of the subject which include the nature of faulting and folding, the creation and use of geomorphic markers for tracing deformation, chronological techniques which date deformation, geodetic techniques for defining recent deformation, and paleoseismologic approaches to calibrate past deformation. The overall focus of this book is on new interpretations of landform evolution and insights on the interplay between surface processes and tectonics that emerge from integrative studies. The authors have developed an up-to-date interpretation of landscapes in tectonically active environments for upper-level undergraduate and graduate earth science students and practicing geologists.
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Reviews the nature of faulting and folding, the creation and use of geomorphic markers for tracing deformation, chronological techniques which data deformation, geodetic techniques for defining recent deformation, and paleoseismologic approaches to calibrate past deformation. The textbook is intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate earth science students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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“In summary, Tectonic Geomorphology is a well-thought-out and well-executed text that well serves teaching of the subject at graduate and upper levels, and it provides a valuable reference for practicing geologists.” (Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 2 May 2013)

“This is definitely a book worth taking a look at by any member; and one worth trying hard to come to terms with if aspects of this important subject really interest you.” (Open University Geological Society Journal, 1 November 2012)

“Notwithstanding this, I strongly recommend to have ’Tectonic Geomorphology’ on one’s bookshelf. It will be of particular value to the young generation of geoscientists, wondering which research direction to go. They will get first-class food-for-thought.” (Geologos, 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632043866
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Burbank is a tectonic geomorphologist who investigates the growth of mountains and evolution of landscapes primarily in collisional mountain belts, ranging from New Zealand’s Southern Alps to the Tien Shan and the Andes.  He has focused on interactions among mountain building, erosion, climate, and deposition at time scales ranging from decades to millions of years.

Robert Anderson is a geomorphologist who has studied the processes responsible for shaping many landscapes.  These include several tectonically active mountain ranges, from the Himalayas to Alaska.  He has been involved deeply in the development of methods to extract timing from landscapes, focusing on the use of cosmogenic radionuclides, and consistently employs numerical models in his work.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction to Tectonic Geomorphology 1
Ch. 2 Geomorphic Markers 13
Ch. 3 Establishing Timing in the Landscape: - Dating Methods 33
Ch. 4 Stress, Faults, and Folds 53
Ch. 5 Short-Term Deformation: Geodesy 85
Ch. 6 Paleoseismology 105
Ch. 7 Rates of Erosion and Uplift 131
Ch. 8 Holocene Deformation and Landscape Responses 159
Ch. 9 Deformation and Geomorphology at Intermediate Time Scales 175
Ch. 10 Tectonic Geomorphology at Late Cenozoic Time Scales 201
Ch. 11 Numerical Modeling of Landscape Evolution 231
References Cited 251
Index 267
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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Short review of Tectonic Geomorphology

    Tectonic Geomorphology, written by Douglas Burbank and Robert Anderson is a very structured and informative peace of reading material which gives an in depth insight into the world of tectonics and how they have shaped and will continue to shape the world in which we live today. The books starts by introducing some of the main ideas of tectonics such as; landscape development, energetics, and some of the modern controversies that surrounds the study of tectonic geomorphology. This book is a wonderful text for anyone looking to further an already solid base of tectonic education but is not something that the average person would be entertained while reading. I would suggest this book as a resource to scholars because of the depth of the explanation in which it uses over every topic. With a basic knowledge of tectonics the book is very understandable and is a great resource to increase ones knowledge of the subject.

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