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The Geomorphology of Rock Coasts

The Geomorphology of Rock Coasts

  • Author: Alan S. Trenhaile
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 384
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This volume is the only comprehensive reference work in the English language to deal specifically with landforms and processes of rock coasts. The workings of mechanical wave action, chemical weathering, bio-erosion, frost, and mass movement are among the topics covered in the first section. The second half discusses the landforms resulting from these processes, such as cliffs, bays and headlands, and elevated marine terraces. The material is clearly expressed and up-to-date, with examples taken from a wide range of environments. It is highly relevant reading for geomorphologists in physical geography departments, as well as for engineers, biologists, and geologists working in coastal areas.

Rock Coast Geomorphology

Rock Coast Geomorphology

A Global Synthesis

  • Author: D.M. Kennedy,W.J. Stephenson,L.A. Naylor
  • Publisher: Geological Society of London
  • ISBN: 1862396841
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 292
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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.

Coastal Geomorphology of Great Britain

Coastal Geomorphology of Great Britain

  • Author: V. J. May,J. D. Hansom
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Coasts
  • Page: 737
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Highlights both the conservation value of the coastal geomorphology sites of Great Britain and the important role these sites play in the development of the science of geomorphology. Each chapter in this work includes descriptions of the landforms and gives interpretation of dynamics of the geomorphological systems operating within the sites.

Coastal Zones and Estuaries

Coastal Zones and Estuaries

  • Author: Federico Ignacio Isla
  • Publisher: EOLSS Publications
  • ISBN: 1848260164
  • Category: Coastal ecology
  • Page: 536
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Coastal Zones and Estuaries is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme deals with important links of water, sediment, and nutrients between continents and oceans. The present behavior of sea level, ice sheets, and coral reefs is still a matter of controversy and concern. Coastal experiences learned in developed countries should be used to improve coastal policies world wide. Within the Global Change Programme, it is recognized that the earth system is characterized by critical limits and abrupt changes. The coastal systems are particularly sensitive to these changes. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

Fundamentals of Geomorphology

  • Author: Richard John Huggett
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317378385
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 544
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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 geography.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

  • Author: Andrew Goudie,Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134482760
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1200
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"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.

The Canadian geographer. Le geographie canadien

The Canadian geographer. Le geographie canadien

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

  • Author: Maurice Schwartz
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402038801
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1213
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This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.

British Book News

British Book News

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Best books
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

ICSSR Journal of Abstracts and Reviews

ICSSR Journal of Abstracts and Reviews

Geography

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geography
  • Page: N.A
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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Geomorphology

Geomorphology

A Canadian Perspective

  • Author: Alan S Trenhaile
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780199019809
  • Category: Geomorphology
  • Page: 608
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Now in its sixth edition, Geomorphology: A Canadian Perspective offers a comprehensive introduction to the scientific study of landforms, landscapes, and Earth-surface processes. Updated to reflect current research in the field, this authoritative resource integrates broad historical andcontemporary discussions of such high-interest topics as glaciers, coastal environments, fluvial processes, landscape management, and climate change. Featuring an abundance of striking photos and figures that bring remarkable landscapes and processes to life, Geomorphology continues to help studentsunderstand the contributions and practical applications of geomorphological research in Canada and around the world.

Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution

Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution

  • Author: D. A. Robinson,R. B. G. Williams
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 519
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Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution brings together a series of important studies on rock weathering by leading researchers, and illustrates the diversity of approaches and techniques that are currently being used by geomorphologists to study weathering processes and responses. The book commences with a number of research studies and review chapters on weathering processes and weathered products. This is followed by several discussions of the weathering of cut or dressed rock in urban and coastal environments. Contributors then examine the application of weathering and weathering rates to the dating of deposits or rock surfaces. The final section of the book comprises studies of the relationship between weathering and landforms in a variety of climatic environments. The contributions included in this book cover a wide range of topics and demonstrate the many advances that are being made by researchers investigating rock weathering. Some of the studies deal with state-of-the-art technology, others the very traditional geomorphological skills of observation and deductive reasoning, backed up as necessary by statistical analysis. This volume is the first collection of papers on weathering published for many years, and provides a wealth of information not just to geomorphologists but also to geologists, engineers, architects and archaeologists.

Geomorphology of rocky coasts

Geomorphology of rocky coasts

  • Author: Tsuguo Sunamura
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Son Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 302
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Fifty percent of the world's coasts are rocky yet the geomorphology of these coastlines have received scant attention in scientific literature. The author, a leading coastal geomorphologist, looks at this topic from a process viewpoint based on research conducted in the field and on laboratory model studies. Subjects include wave dynamics, mechanics of rock properties, present-day processes of cliff recession and related morphologies such as shore platforms, continental shelves and marine terraces, effects of various engineering structures and beach mining on rocky coasts. Also features an appendix listing worldwide cliff erosion rates.

Global geomorphology

Global geomorphology

an introduction to the study of landforms

  • Author: Michael A. Summerfield
  • Publisher: Halsted Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 537
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Arid Land Geom: Geom Crit Conc

Arid Land Geom: Geom Crit Conc

  • Author: David Evans
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136801502
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 544
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This volume, also available as part of the collection "Geomorphology: Critical Concepts in Geography" constitutes an instant archive of esential benchmark papers and makes available in one place key published material on its area..

Coastal Erosion

Coastal Erosion

Proceedings of the II Meeting in Marine Sciences, 6th - 8th May 2004, Valencia, Spain

  • Author: Javier Alcántara Carrió,José Tena,Coastal Education & Research Foundation (U.S.),Universidad Católica de Valencia
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 99
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The Geomorphology of Canada

The Geomorphology of Canada

An Introduction

  • Author: Alan S. Trenhaile
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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This new text for junior and senior students presents a systematic explanation of Canada's landforms, with particular reference to its unique legacy of glacial and periglacial activity. Individual chapters discuss such topics as weathering, mass movement, rivers, coastlines, and karst. Over 100 charts and graphs are included.

Geomorphology in the Anthropocene

Geomorphology in the Anthropocene

  • Author: Andrew S. Goudie,Heather A. Viles
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107139961
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 380
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A comprehensive treatment of the human role in modifying geomorphological forms and processes and their influence on the Earth's systems.

Books in Print

Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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