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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.

The Canadian geographer. Le geographie canadien

The Canadian geographer. Le geographie canadien

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Key Concepts in Geography

Key Concepts in Geography

  • Author: Nicholas Clifford,Sarah Holloway,Stephen P Rice,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446206653
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 480
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"This book clearly outlines key concepts that all geographers should readily be able to explain. It does so in a highly accessible way. It is likely to be a text that my students will return to throughout their degree." - Dr Karen Parkhill, Bangor University "The editors have done a fantastic job. This second edition is really accessible to the student and provides the key literature in the key geographical terms of scale, space, time, place and landscape." - Dr Elias Symeonakis, Manchester Metropolitan University "An excellent introductory text for accessible overviews of key concepts across human and physical geography." - Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Exeter University Including ten new chapters on nature, globalization, development and risk, and a new section on practicing geography, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the best-selling, standard student resource. Key Concepts in Geography explains the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that define the language of geography. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume concepts from both human geography and physical geography. Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry then comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. Written in an accessible way by established figures in the discipline, the definitions provide thorough explanations of all the core concepts that undergraduates of geography must understand to complete their degree.

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

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Best books
  • Page: N.A
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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
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Geomorphology in the Anthropocene

Geomorphology in the Anthropocene

  • Author: Andrew S. Goudie,Heather A. Viles
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316785262
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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The Anthropocene is a major new concept in the Earth sciences and this book examines the effects on geomorphology within this period. Drawing examples from many different global environments, this comprehensive volume demonstrates that human impact on landforms and land-forming processes is profound, due to various driving forces, including: use of fire; extinction of fauna; development of agriculture, urbanisation, and globalisation; and new methods of harnessing energy. The book explores the ways in which future climate change due to anthropogenic causes may further magnify effects on geomorphology, with respect to future hazards such as floods and landslides, the state of the cryosphere, and sea level. The book concludes with a consideration of the ways in which landforms are now being managed and protected. Covering all major aspects of geomorphology, this book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students studying geomorphology, environmental science and physical geography, and for all researchers of geomorphology.

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
  • View: 2399
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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..

The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology

The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology

  • Author: Kenneth J Gregory,Andrew S Goudie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446250105
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 648
  • View: 6155
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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.

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

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.