Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

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The first such reference work in thirty-five years, this is a comprehensive guide to both specific landforms and the major types of processes that create them. This two-volume set provides a historical overview of the field, while exploring recent key discoveries about tectonic and climatic changes as well as the use of new techniques such as modeling, remote sensing, and process measurement. Written by a team of expert contributors from over thirty countries, the nearly 700 alphabetically arranged entries are cross-referenced, indexed, and include up-to-date suggestions for further reading. Fully illustrated with over 360 tables and illustrations, this will be the definitive reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners in geomorphology as well as geography, earth science, sedimentology, and environmental science.These striations may be exhihited on mineral coatings, such as quartz and calcite , as well as on the rock itself, and can provide an indication of the direction of fault movement from their orientation (they form parallel to the direction of faultanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Geomorphology
Author:Andrew Goudie
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004


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