Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

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The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive structure, added recent material on Quaternary environments and landscapes, landscape evolution and tectonics, as well as updated information in fast-changing areas such as the application of dating techniques, digital terrain modelling, historical contingency, preglacial landforms, neocatastrophism, and biogeomorphology. The book begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: * Endogenic processes: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints. * Exogenic processes: landforms resulting from, or influenced by, the exogenic agencies of weathering, running water, flowing ice and meltwater, ground ice and frost, the wind, and the sea; landforms developed on limestone; and long-term geomorphology, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. Featuring over 400 illustrations, diagrams, and tables, Fundamentals of Geomorphology provides a stimulating and innovative perspective on the key topics and debates within the field of geomorphology. Written in an accessible and lively manner, and providing guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms, this is an indispensable undergraduate level textbook for students of physical more

Product details

  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27.94mm | 1,202.02g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 399 colour illustrations, 41 colour tables, 171 colour illustrations, 228 colour line drawings
  • 1138940658
  • 9781138940659
  • 452,135

About Richard John Huggett

Richard John Huggett is a retired Reader in Physical Geography at the University of Manchester, more

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"In this fourth edition, Richard J. Huggett updates what has become the best available text for introductory undergraduate courses in Geomorphology. It is a modern, comprehensive, wide-ranging, and well-illustrated treatment, which is particularly strong on explaining important concepts." Andrew Goudie, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Oxford, UK "The fourth edition of this popular textbook is a good place to start one's reading, because it assumes little prior knowledge about geomorphology and is clearly and concisely written. The style of the book is engaging and the author successfully conveys a freshness and enthusiasm for the subject, combining well-known topics with new ones, from etchplains to LiDAR, and plate tectonics to human impacts on the landscape." Julian Murton, Professor of Permafrost Science, Department of Geography, University of Sussex, UKshow more

Table of contents

List of figures List of plates List of tables List of boxes Series editor's preface Author's preface to fourth edition Author's preface to third edition Author's preface to second edition Author's preface to first edition Acknowledgements Part I Introducing landforms and landscapes 1 What is geomorphology? 2 Introducing process and form 3 Introducing history 4 Geomorphology and the Earth system Part II Endogenic processes 5 Plate tectonics and associated structural landforms 6 Volcanoes, impact craters, folds, and faults Part III Exogenic processes 7 Weathering and associated landforms 8 Hillslopes 9 Fluvial landscapes 10 Glacial and glaciofluvial landscapes 11 Periglacial landscapes 12 Aeolian landscapes 13 Coastal landscapes 14 Karst landscapes 15 Long-term geomorphology Appendix: The geological timescale Glossary Bibliography Indexshow more

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