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1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology

Edited By

Andrew Goudie

ISBN 9780415863001
Published January 29, 2014 by Routledge

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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