Geomorphology of Central America

Geomorphology of Central America
Author: Jean Pierre Bergoeing
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 0128031859
ISBN 13: 9780128031858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology of Central America Book Review:

Geomorphology of Central America is authored by a scientist with more than 30 years of regional assessment research experience in Central American countries, arming scientists with a classic research method—a method most effective when applied to specific geographic regions globally. The scientific techniques used for assessing regional studies of an area reflect a level of expertise that has become more difficult to come by over the past three decades and underscores the importance of regional assessments of geomorphological features. Complemented with beautifully crafted and exacting maps that capture the region’s unique landscapes, Geomorphology of Central America introduces a global vision of the geomorphology and volcanic field of Central America from Guatemala to Panama, making it the first single source of geomorphological content for the region. Features the latest research on the seismic behavior of the Central America region, including volcanic activity, landslides, rivers, forest areas, and topographic environments. More than 100 figures, illustrations, and photographs underscore key concepts and aid in retention. Authored by a geomorphologist with more than 30 years of research experience in the field with a focus on Central America.

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica
Author: Jean Pierre Bergoeing
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN 10: 0128122471
ISBN 13: 9780128122471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica Book Review:

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica is the product of more than 30 years of research explaining the evolution of the quaternary relief of a geomorphologically diverse country. The book details the physical landscape of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on potential threats to the landscape, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and sea level rise. The book answers questions on the climate changes associated with the intense volcanism that affects this country. Geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, and students who specialize in the Earth Sciences will benefit from knowing the geomorphology of Costa Rica, not only as a case study, but also for the lessons it offers on climate change and worldwide geological history. Includes graphs, maps, and photos that illustrate the most relevant phenomena Provides detailed description of the different regions of the country, each with its own tectonic and modeling characteristics Offers a detailed presentation of the geomorphological characteristics of Costa Rica

Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America

Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America
Author: Edgardo Latrubesse
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN 10: 9780080932187
ISBN 13: 0080932185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America Book Review:

The main objective of the book is to offer a vision of the dynamics of the main disasters in South America, describing their mechanisms and consequences on South American societies. The chapters are written by selected specialists of each country. Human-induced disasters are also included, such as desertification in Patagonia and soil erosion in Brazil. The receding of South-American glaciers as a response to recent climatic trends and sea-level scenarios are discussed. The approach is broad in analyzing causes and consequences and includes social and economic costs, discussing environmental and planning problems, but always describing the geomorphologic/geologic involved processes with a good scientific substantiation. This is important to differentiate the book from others of a more 'social' impact that discuss risks and disasters with emphases mainly on economy and simple impacts. Actual theme, interesting for a variety of professionals Fills in the scarcity of specialized literature in geosciences from South America The first book in the market exclusively devoted to geomorphology of disasters in South America

Central America Two Volume Set

Central America  Two Volume Set
Author: Jochen Bundschuh,Guillermo E. Alvarado
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1436
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 0203947045
ISBN 13: 9780203947043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Central America Two Volume Set Book Review:

An integrated treatment of the principal fields of classical and applied geosciences of Central America, this authoritative two-volume monograph treats the region as a whole, exploring geology, earth resources and geo-hazards across political boundaries. It reviews the published literature, and supplements it with an abundance of information from o

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica
Author: Jean Pierre Bergoeing
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780128120675
ISBN 13: 0128120673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica Book Review:

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica is the product of more than 30 years of research explaining the evolution of the quaternary relief of a geomorphologically diverse country. The book details the physical landscape of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on potential threats to the landscape, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and sea level rise. The book answers questions on the climate changes associated with the intense volcanism that affects this country. Geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, and students who specialize in the Earth Sciences will benefit from knowing the geomorphology of Costa Rica, not only as a case study, but also for the lessons it offers on climate change and worldwide geological history. Includes graphs, maps, and photos that illustrate the most relevant phenomena Provides detailed description of the different regions of the country, each with its own tectonic and modeling characteristics Offers a detailed presentation of the geomorphological characteristics of Costa Rica

Geomorphic Systems of North America

Geomorphic Systems of North America
Author: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA AUTOR
Publsiher: Geological Society of Amer
Total Pages: 643
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822002395192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coastal Geomorphological Investigations in Latin America

Coastal Geomorphological Investigations in Latin America
Author: Norbert P. Psuty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039357374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Aspects of the Karst Geomorphology of the Northern Vaca Plateau Cayo District Belize Central America

Aspects of the Karst Geomorphology of the Northern Vaca Plateau  Cayo District  Belize  Central America
Author: Edward M. Alt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:32736203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of South America

Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of South America
Author: Chalmers Moyes Clapperton,C. Clapperton
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 779
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822016445389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of South America Book Review:

This monograph reviews the nature of Quaternary environmental changes over the largest continent in the Southern Hemisphere. Moreover, since South America makes a transect across most climatic belts of an entire hemisphere, it provides a unique opportunity to examine the impact of changing Quaternary climates on a variety of environments. It also forms the basis for judging the synchrony or non-synchrony of Quaternary climatic changes between hemispheres and this has important implications for climatic modelling.As South America has a dynamic tectonic regime along its western margin, 3 chapters discuss the geomorphological impact of Quaternary tectonics and volcanism. The following 6 chapters integrate evidence for Quaternary changes in the great alluvial basins of the Continent Orinoco, Amazon, Paranaacute;) and in the contiguous highland massifs (Guyana, Brazil, Patagonia). As parts of the Andes have been high enough to support glaciers since the late Miocene, 5 chapters review the nature and consequences of Quaternary glacier fluctuations. The following 4 chapters select major process-form systems that impacted the continent during the Quaternary, including geocryogenic activity, palaeolake development, palaeo-gravel formations and coastal changes. Three chapters provide the first major review of Quaternary vegetation changes in South America (primarily the Andes) deduced from palaeoecological data. The final chapter weaves most of the environmental threads together in an overall synthesis of the Quaternary of South America.The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and line diagrams. As it provides a compendium of data and analyses about Quaternary changes for a whole continent, this book should appeal to a wide range of environmental disciplines.

Soils Geomorphology and Land Use Along Tropical Valley Margins

Soils  Geomorphology  and Land Use Along Tropical Valley Margins
Author: Philip P. Reeder,Edward Alt,Michael Day
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 19??
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:906415692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Geomorphology

World Geomorphology
Author: E. M. Bridges,Edwin Michael, Bridges,Bridges, Edwin Michael Bridges
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1990-11-30
ISBN 10: 9780521289658
ISBN 13: 0521289653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Geomorphology Book Review:

Large scale relief features of the earth are emphasized to reveal how they are related to the major segments of the earth's crusts, known as lithospheric plates.

Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe

Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe
Author: Paul F. Hudson,Hans Middelkoop
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2015-04-29
ISBN 10: 1493923803
ISBN 13: 9781493923809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe Book Review:

This volume provides a comprehensive perspective on geomorphic approaches to management of lowland alluvial rivers in North America and Europe. Many lowland rivers have been heavily managed for flood control and navigation for decades or centuries, resulting in engineered channels and embanked floodplains with substantially altered sediment loads and geomorphic processes. Over the past decade, floodplain management of many lowland rivers has taken on new importance because of concerns about the potential for global environmental change to alter floodplain processes, necessitating revised management strategies that minimize flood risk while enhancing environmental attributes of floodplains influenced by local embankments and upstream dams. Recognition of the failure of old perspectives on river management and the need to enhance environmental sustainability has stimulated a new approach to river management. The manner that river restoration and integrated management are implemented, however, requires a case study approach that takes into account the impact of historic human impacts to the system, especially engineering. The river basins examined in this volume provide a representative coverage of the drainage of North America and Europe, taking into account a range of climatic and physiographic provinces. They include the 1) Sacramento (California, USA), 2) San Joaquin (California), 3) Missouri (Missouri, USA), 4) Red (Manitoba, Canada and Minnesota, USA), 5) Mississippi (Louisiana, USA), 6) Kissimmee (Florida, USA), 7) Ebro (Spain), 8) Rhone (France), 9) Rhine (Netherlands), 10) Danube (Romania), and 11) Volga (Russian Federation) Rivers. The case studies covered in these chapters span a range of fluvial modes of adjustment, including sediment, channel, hydrologic regime, floodplains, as well as ecosystem and environmental associations.

The Future of Geographic Research in Latin America

The Future of Geographic Research in Latin America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 531
Release: 1970
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173018365092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rock Coast Geomorphology

Rock Coast Geomorphology
Author: D.M. Kennedy,W.J. Stephenson,L.A. Naylor
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN 10: 1862396841
ISBN 13: 9781862396845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Coast Geomorphology Book Review:

Rocky landforms dominate large portions of the world’s coast. Cliffs and shore platforms form spectacular landscapes, yet when compared to other landforms they are relatively unstudied with many contemporary controversies dating back to the mid-nineteenth century. The past decade has seen a reinvigoration of research driven by advances in technology that now enable precise measurements of erosion to the micron scale and quantification of wave energy onto and through cliff edifices to be made, as well as being able to directly date rock surfaces. In order to integrate this diverse range of research this volume’s regional approach first integrates the latest data with longstanding theory and then analyses this research through the boundary conditions that exist in each area. The volume brings together the research leaders in the field; includes chapters on nearly all the major rock coasts of the world and identifies future research needs.

Geomorphological Mapping

Geomorphological Mapping
Author: Mike J. Smith,Paolo Paron,James S. Griffiths
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2011-10-22
ISBN 10: 0444535365
ISBN 13: 9780444535368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphological Mapping Book Review:

Geomorphological Mapping: a professional handbook of techniques and applications is a new book targeted at academics and practitioners who use, or wish to utilise, geomorphological mapping within their work. Synthesising for the first time an historical perspective to geomorphological mapping, field based and digital tools and techniques for mapping and an extensive array of case studies from academics and professionals active in the area. Those active in geomorphology, engineering geology, reinsurance, Environmental Impact Assessors, and allied areas, will find the text of immense value. Growth of interest in geomorphological mapping and currently no texts comprehensively cover this topic Extensive case studies that will appeal to professionals, academics and students (with extensive use of diagrams, potentially colour plates) Brings together material on digital mapping (GIS and remote sensing), cartography and data sources with a focus on modern technologies (including GIS, remote sensing and digital terrain analysis) Provides readers with summaries of current advances in methodological/technical aspects Accompanied by electronic resources for digital mapping

International Geography 76 Geomorphology and paleogeography

International Geography  76  Geomorphology and paleogeography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556019579424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Humid Tropical Geomorphology

Humid Tropical Geomorphology
Author: A. Faniran,L. K. Jeje
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105032821097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geology and Geomorphology of Alluvial and Fluvial Fans

Geology and Geomorphology of Alluvial and Fluvial Fans
Author: D. Ventra,L.E. Clarke
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 1786202670
ISBN 13: 9781786202673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geology and Geomorphology of Alluvial and Fluvial Fans Book Review:

Alluvial and fluvial fans are the most widespread depositional landform bordering the margins of highland regions and actively subsiding continental basins, across a broad spectrum of tectonic and climatic settings. They are significant to the local morphodynamics of mountain regions and also to the evolution of sediment-routing systems, affecting the propagation and preservation of stratigraphic signals of environmental change over vast areas. The volume presents case studies discussing the geology and geomorphology of alluvial and fluvial fans from both active systems and ancient ones preserved in the stratigraphic record. It brings together case studies from a range of continents, climatic and tectonic settings, some introducing innovative monitoring and analysis techniques, and it provides an overview of current debates in the field. This volume will be of particular interest to geologists, geomorphologists, sedimentologists and the general reader with an interest in Earth science.

Geomorphology

Geomorphology
Author: Armin Kohl Lobeck
Publsiher: New York, McGraw-Hill
Total Pages: 731
Release: 1939
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015069606534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Periglacial Geomorphology

Periglacial Geomorphology
Author: Colin K. Ballantyne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2018-01-16
ISBN 10: 1405100060
ISBN 13: 9781405100069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Periglacial Geomorphology Book Review:

A fascinating and informative exploration of periglacial processes, past and present, and their role in landscape evolution Periglacial Geomorphology presents a comprehensive introduction to the processes that operate in present periglacial environments and discusses the inferences that can be drawn about former periglacial environments from those processes. Organized into six parts, the book opens with the historical and scientific context of periglacial geomorphology and the nature of periglacial environments. Following chapters provide systematic coverage of the full range of topics germane to a thorough understanding of periglacial geomorphology, including: The physics of ground freezing and thawing, characteristics of permafrost, and the nature and origin of underground ice Characteristics, formation and significance of landforms, sediments, and structures associated with permafrost, permafrost degradation, and seasonal ground freezing and thawing Rock weathering in periglacial environments, periglacial processes operating on hillslopes, and the characteristic landforms produced by rock breakdown and slope processes in cold environments The operation of fluvial, aeolian and coastal processes in cold environments, and the resulting distinctive landforms and sediments The use of relict periglacial features to reconstruct past cold environments in midlatitude regions and the responses of periglacial environments to recent and predicted climate change Periglacial Geomorphology is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students studying geomorphology or Quaternary science within the context of geography and geology degree programs. It will be of use to all scientists whose research involves an understanding of cold environments, whether from a geographical, geological, ecological, climatological, pedological, hydrological, or engineering perspective.