1200 Pages
    by Routledge

    1200 Pages
    by Routledge

    Geomorphology, the discipline which analyzes the history and nature of the earth's surface, deals with the landforms produced by erosion, weathering, deposition, transport and tectonic processes. In recent decades there have been major developments in the discipline and these are reflected in this major Encyclopedia, the first such reference work in the field to be published for thirty-five years.

    Encyclopedia of Geomorphology has been produced in association with the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and has a truly global perspective. The entries have been written by an international editorial team of contributors, drawn from over thirty countries, who are all among the leading experts in the discipline.

    In two lavishly illustrated volumes, Encyclopedia contains nearly 700 alphabetically organized entries to provide a comprehensive guide both to specific landforms and to the major types of geomorphological processes that create them. The Encyclopedia also demonstrates the major developments that have taken place in recent years in our knowledge of tectonic and climatic changes and in the use of new techniques such as modelling, remote sensing and process measurement. Older concepts, however, are not forgotten and provide an historical perspective on the development of ideas. Both accessible and authoritative, Encyclopedia of Geomorphology is destined to become the definitive resource for students, researchers and applied practitioners in the field of geomorphology and the cognate disciplines of geography, earth science, sedimentology and environmental science.

    Aeolian Processes
    Anabranching channels and anastomosing channels
    Catastrophes and catastropism
    Chaos theory and geomorphology
    Complexity in geomorphology
    Computational fluid dynamics
    Cosmogenic dating
    Crustal deformation
    Debris flow
    Dynamic equilibrium
    Ergodic hypothesis
    Extraterrestrial geomorphology
    Fission track dating
    Flow visualization
    Fractals and geomorphology
    GIS and geomorphology
    Global warming and geomorphology
    GPS and geomorphology
    Hillslope-channel coupling
    Magnitude and frequency concept
    Models in geomorphology
    Remote sensing in geomorphology
    River restoration
    Seafloor spreading
    Self-organised criticality and geomorphology
    Submarine landslide geomorphology
    Terrain evaluation
    Urban geomorphology


    Andrew Goudie is Professor of Geography in the University of Oxford, and a former Chairman of the British Geomorphological Research Group. He is the Vice-President of the International Association of Geomorphologists.

    'This encyclopedia is very comprehensive. Therefore it is a must for undergraduate libraries, researchers and practitioners in the field and will become an invaluable resource for the international geomorphology community.' - Reference Reviews, July (?) 2004

    'Highly recommended.' - Choice, September 2004