This volume of the Access series examines the formation of the major rock types and their distinctive characteristics and landscapes. It considers the main processes of weathering that break down those rocks and the features produced as a consequence. The physical causes and landforms associated with slope processes and mass movements are also covered, as are the major human activities made possible by the distinctive landscapes and environments of differing geology. Examples at varying scales are drawn from around the world. The text features up-to-date case studies and data as well as maps and photographes which help to reinforce key issues.