Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent

Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent
Author: A.K. Jain,D.M. Banerjee,Vivek S. Kale
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 3030428451
ISBN 13: 9783030428457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent Book Review:

This books documents the salient characters of the tectonic evolution of the Indian subcontinent. It showcases the well investigated subcontinent of Gondwana. The book is linked to an updated geological and tectonic map of this region on 1:12,000,000 in scale. The Indian subcontinent displays almost uninterrupted and unique the geological history since about Eo-Archean (~3800 Ma) to recent, with the development of many Proterozoic deformed and metamorphosed fold belts around Archean nuclei, and enormously thick undeformed platform deposits. After their stabilization during late Proterozoic, the subcontinent underwent Paleozoic rifting and deposition of coal-bearing thick sequences, followed by enormously-thick outpouring of Deccan volcanics as a consequence of huge mantle plume. The youngest event in its evolution is the Cenozoic Himalayan Orogenic Mountains, spanning the area between Nanga Parbat and Namcha Barwah; a part of which extends both in Pakistan and Myanmar.

Themes in Geomorphology

Themes in Geomorphology
Author: Alistair Pitty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN 10: 1000046567
ISBN 13: 9781000046564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Themes in Geomorphology Book Review:

This book, first published in 1985, conveys the flavours of geomorphology and the bases of its ideas. It portrays the positive features of pluralism in geomorphology, and focuses on processes operative and their associated landforms; the distinctive geological settings of karst, volcanicity and tectonic activity; and technological advances.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Fundamentals of Geomorphology
Author: Richard John Huggett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN 10: 1135281130
ISBN 13: 9781135281137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Geomorphology Book Review:

This extensively revised, restructured, and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world’s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It covers the basics of Earth surface forms and processes, while reflecting on the latest developments in the field. Fundamentals of Geomorphology begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss: structure: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, impact craters, and folds, faults, and joints process and form: 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 landscape evolution, a discussion of ancient landforms, including palaeosurfaces, stagnant landscape features, and evolutionary aspects of landscape change. This third edition has been fully updated to include a clearer initial explanation of the nature of geomorphology, of land surface process and form, and of land-surface change over different timescales. The text has been restructured to incorporate information on geomorphic materials and processes at more suitable points in the book. Finally, historical geomorphology has been integrated throughout the text to reflect the importance of history in all aspects of geomorphology. 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, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, all in colour.

Geomorphology

Geomorphology
Author: Alistair F. Pitty
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780389205371
ISBN 13: 0389205370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology Book Review:

Geomorphology is a major area of geography in which a great deal of new research developments have recently taken place. This book is an international, authoritative, up-to-date review of all the major areas within geomorphology, assessing recent trends and surveying recent advances to portray the latest state of the art. Many case studies and examples are examined and these are drawn from throughout the world. Geographical methodology and applications are considered and likely future developments are assessed.

Tectonic Geomorphology

Tectonic Geomorphology
Author: Douglas W. Burbank,Robert S. Anderson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-11-02
ISBN 10: 1444345044
ISBN 13: 9781444345049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tectonic Geomorphology Book Review:

Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions of active deformation and at time scales ranging from days to millions of years. Over the past decade, recent advances in the quantification of both rates and the physical basis of tectonic and surface processes have underpinned an explosion of new research in the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonic geomorphology is an exceptionally integrative field that utilizes techniques and data derived from studies of geomorphology, seismology, geochronology, structure, geodesy, stratigraphy, meteorology and Quaternary science. While integrating new insights and highlighting controversies from the ten years of research since the 1st edition, this 2nd edition of Tectonic Geomorphology reviews the fundamentals of the subject, including the nature of faulting and folding, the creation and use of geomorphic markers for tracing deformation, chronological techniques that are used to date events and quantify rates, geodetic techniques for defining recent deformation, and paleoseismologic approaches to calibrate past deformation. Overall, this book focuses on the current understanding of the dynamic interplay between surface processes and active tectonics. As it ranges from the timescales of individual earthquakes to the growth and decay of mountain belts, this book provides a timely synthesis of modern research for upper-level undergraduate and graduate earth science students and for practicing geologists. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/burbank/geomorphology.

Processes Products and Cycles of Tectonic Geomorphology

Processes  Products and Cycles of Tectonic Geomorphology
Author: Vivek S. Kale
Publsiher: Developments in Structural Geo
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-11
ISBN 10: 9780128144930
ISBN 13: 0128144939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processes Products and Cycles of Tectonic Geomorphology Book Review:

Processes, Products, and Cycles of Tectonic Geomorphology is the fourth volume in a reference series. The book focuses on the process of landscape evolution more than the qualitative landscape description that is commonly available in geomorphic texts. The emerging understanding of the linkage between the modified Davisian landscape cycles and Wilson tectonic cycles is enumerated to highlight how sustainable land-use planning and hazard mitigation can benefit from this integrative perspective of geomorphology. This book is intended for practitioners and advanced-level students of earth sciences. Integration of the principles and theories behind recent studies that integrate geomorphic studies in tectonic evaluations Importance on the maturity of landscape evolution (geomorphic maturity) in anthropogenic land-use planning and sustainability, and hazard zone assessment and management is highlighted through practical case-studies and theoretical explanations Easy to use reference book for students and researchers of the subject

Earth Environments

Earth Environments
Author: David Huddart,Tim A. Stott
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1119413257
ISBN 13: 9781119413257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Environments Book Review:

Comprehensive coverage of the whole Earth system throughout its entire existence and beyond Complete with a new introduction by the authors, this updated edition helps provide an understanding of the past, present, and future processes that occur on and in our Earth—the fascinating, yet potentially lethal, set of atmospheric, surface, and internal processes that interact to produce our living environment. It introduces students to our planet’s four key interdependent systems: the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, focusing on their key components, the interactions between them, and environmental change. The book also uses geological case studies throughout, in addition to the modern processes. Topics covered in the Second Edition of Earth Environments: Past, Present and Future include: an Earth systems model; components systems and processes; atmospheric systems; oceanography; surface and internal geological systems; biogeography; and aspects of Earth's record. The book also discusses the impact of climate and environmental change in a final chapter that draws together Earth's systems and their evolution, and looks ahead to potential future changes in Earth’s environments. Updated to include all the major developments since 2008 Features research boxes containing summaries based on recent key journal articles Includes a companion web site containing multiple choice revision quizzes for students, PowerPoint slides for lecturers, useful links, and more Presents further reading for each topic so that students can build their knowledge base to underpin their own undergraduate research project/dissertation Offers additional case studies in each chapter for enhanced reader understanding Earth Environments: Past, Present and Future is an excellent text for undergraduates in geosciences, environmental science, physical geography, natural hazards, and ecology.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Fundamentals of Geomorphology
Author: Richard John Huggett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 1317378377
ISBN 13: 9781317378372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Geomorphology Book Review:

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 geography.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
Author: Andrew Goudie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1134482760
ISBN 13: 9781134482764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology Book Review:

"In recent decades there have been major developments in geomorphology and these are reflected in this major encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years"--Provided by publisher.

Tectonic Processes

Tectonic Processes
Author: Darrell Weyman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2020-05-10
ISBN 10: 1000046613
ISBN 13: 9781000046618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tectonic Processes Book Review:

This book, first published in 1981, provides an excellent introductory analysis to plate tectonic theory. It covers plate tectonics, continental drift, mountain building, ocean trenches, earthquakes and volcanoes.

Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology
Author: Mishra, Anil Kumar
Publsiher: S. Chand Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 8121943221
ISBN 13: 9788121943222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Geology Book Review:

The book discusses different branches of geology, earths internal structure, composition of the earth, hydrogeology, geological structures and their impact on terrain stability and solution of several engineering problems related with stability and suitability of site for construction

Geomorphology from Space

Geomorphology from Space
Author: Nicholas M. Short,Robert W. Blair
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 717
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210006550881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introducing Geomorphology

Introducing Geomorphology
Author: Adrian Harvey
Publsiher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2012-03-22
ISBN 10: 1903544793
ISBN 13: 9781903544792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Geomorphology Book Review:

Geomorphology is the study of the earths landforms and the processes that made the landscape look the way it does today. What we see when we look at a scenic view is the result of the interplay of the forces that shape the earths surface. These operate on many different timescales and involve geological as well as climatic forces. Adrian Harvey introduces the varying geomorphological forces and differing timescales which thus combine: from the global, which shape continents and mountain ranges; through the regional, producing hills and river basins; to the local, forming beaches, glaciers and slopes; to those micro scale forces which weather rock faces and produce sediment. Finally, he considers the effect that humans have had on the worlds topography. Introducing Geomorphology provides a structured and easily accessible introduction to the science of geomorphology for those with an adult curiosity about the landscape and for those contemplating a course of formal study in physical geography, geology or environmental studies. As with sister volumes, technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided.

Geomorphology and the Carbon Cycle

Geomorphology and the Carbon Cycle
Author: Martin Evans
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-01-28
ISBN 10: 1119393248
ISBN 13: 9781119393245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology and the Carbon Cycle Book Review:

The first systematic examination of the role of geomorphological processes in the cycling of carbon through the terrestrial system. Argues that knowledge of geomorphological processes is fundamental to understanding the ways in which carbon is stored and recycled in the terrestrial environment Integrates classical geomorphological theory with understanding of microbial processes controlling the decomposition of organic matter Develops an interdisciplinary research agenda for the analysis of the terrestrial carbon cycle Informed by work in ecology, microbiology and biogeochemistry, in order to analyse spatial and temporal patterns of terrestrial carbon cycling at the landscape scale Considers the ways in which, as Humanity enters the Anthropocene, the application of this science has the potential to manage the terrestrial carbon cycle to limit increases in atmospheric carbon

The History of the Study of Landforms

The History of the Study of Landforms
Author: Richard J. Chorley,Robert Percy Beckinsale
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 1068
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 9781862392496
ISBN 13: 1862392498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Study of Landforms Book Review:

This book is the fourth volume in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or The Development of Geomorphology. Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume 2 (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the 'classic' period of geomorphology, between 1980 and 1950. This volume concentrates on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology, carrying on these themes into the second part of the twentieth century, since when process-based studies have become so dominant. It is divided into five sections. After chapters dealing with geological controls, there are three sections dealing with process and form: fluvial, glacial and other process domains. The final section covers the mid-century revolution, anticipating the onset of quantitative studies and dating techniques. The volume's objective is to describe and analyse many of the developments that provide a foundation for the rich and varied subject matter of contemporary geomorphology. The volume is in part a celebration of the late Professor Richard Chorley, who devised its structure and contributed a chapter.

Principles of Geomorphology Eighth Printing

Principles of Geomorphology   Eighth Printing
Author: William David THORNBURY
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:503974632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology

The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology
Author: Kenneth J Gregory,Andrew S Goudie
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2011-06-22
ISBN 10: 1412929059
ISBN 13: 9781412929059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology Book Review:

Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and applications of the discipline. Organized into five substantive sections, the Handbook is an overview of: * Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology; the origins and development of geomorphology; the role and character of theory in geomorphology; geomorphology and environmental management; and geomorphology and society * Techniques and Approaches: including observations and experiments; geomorphological mapping; the significance of models; process and form; dating surfaces and sediment; remote sensing in geomorphology; GIS in geomorphology; biogeomorphology; human activity * Process and Environment: including the evolution of regolith; weathering; fluids, flows and fluxes; sediment transport and deposition; hill slopes; riverine environments; glacial geomorphology; periglacial environments; coastal environments; aeolian environments; tropical environments; karst and karst processes * Environmental Change: including landscape evolution and tectonics; interpreting quaternary environments; environmental change; disturbance and responses to geomorphic systems * Conclusion: including challenges and perspectives; and a concluding review The Handbook has contributions from 48 international authors and was initially organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists. This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Geomorphology, Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.

Active Tectonics

Active Tectonics
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Geophysics Research Forum,Geophysics Study Committee
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1986-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309036380
ISBN 13: 9780309036382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Tectonics Book Review:

Over 250,000 people were killed in the Tangshan, China earthquake of 1976, and other less active tectonic processes can disrupt river channels or have a grave impact on repositories of radioactive wastes. Since tectonic processes can be critical to many human activities, the Geophysics Study Committee Panel on Active Tectonics has presented an evaluation of the current state of knowledge about tectonic events, which include not only earthquakes but volcanic eruptions and similar events. This book addresses three main topics: the tectonic processes and their rates, methods of identifying and evaluating active tectonics, and the effects of active tectonics on society.

Late Quaternary Hydrological Paleoenvironmental and Geomorphological Processes in the Tibetan Plateau and Its Adjacent Areas

Late Quaternary Hydrological  Paleoenvironmental and Geomorphological Processes in the Tibetan Plateau and Its Adjacent Areas
Author: Xiangjun Liu,Xiangzhong Li,Zhongping Lai,Feng Cheng
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-23
ISBN 10: 2889745074
ISBN 13: 9782889745074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Late Quaternary Hydrological Paleoenvironmental and Geomorphological Processes in the Tibetan Plateau and Its Adjacent Areas Book Review:

Landscapes on the Edge

Landscapes on the Edge
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2010-04-25
ISBN 10: 0309140242
ISBN 13: 9780309140249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes on the Edge Book Review:

During geologic spans of time, Earth's shifting tectonic plates, atmosphere, freezing water, thawing ice, flowing rivers, and evolving life have shaped Earth's surface features. The resulting hills, mountains, valleys, and plains shelter ecosystems that interact with all life and provide a record of Earth surface processes that extend back through Earth's history. Despite rapidly growing scientific knowledge of Earth surface interactions, and the increasing availability of new monitoring technologies, there is still little understanding of how these processes generate and degrade landscapes. Landscapes on the Edge identifies nine grand challenges in this emerging field of study and proposes four high-priority research initiatives. The book poses questions about how our planet's past can tell us about its future, how landscapes record climate and tectonics, and how Earth surface science can contribute to developing a sustainable living surface for future generations.