682 Pages 440 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    682 Pages 440 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This revised and updated edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world’s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It covers the basics of Earth surface forms and processes, while reflecting on the latest developments in the field. Fundamentals of Geomorphology begins with a consideration of the nature of geomorphology, including its relation to society, process and form, history, and geomorphic systems, and moves on to discuss:

    • Structure: structural landforms associated with plate tectonics and those associated with volcanoes, and folds, faults, and joints.

    • Process and form: 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; extraterrestrial landforms; and landscape evolution, a discussion of ancient landforms.

    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, it includes guides to further reading, chapter summaries, and an extensive glossary of key terms. The book is also illustrated throughout with over 200 informative diagrams and attractive photographs, all in colour. It is supported by online resources for students and instructors.

    Part I Introducing Landforms and Landscapes

    1 What Is Geomorphology?

    2 Introducing Process and Form

    3 Introducing History

    4 Geomorphology and The Earth System

    5 Life and Humans As Geomorphic Agents

    Part II Endogenic Processes

    6 Plate Tectonics And Associated Structural Landforms

    7 Volcanoes, Folds, And Faults

    Part III Exogenic Processes

    8 Weathering And Associated Landforms

    9 Weathering Products: Regolith And Soils

    10 Hillslopes

    11 Fluvial Landscapes

    12 Glacial And Glaciofluvial Landscapes

    13 Periglacial Landscapes

    14 Aeolian Landscapes

    15 Coastal Landscapes

    16 Karst Landscapes

    17 Planetary Landscapes

    Part IV Deep-Time Perspectives

    18 Long-Term Geomorphology

    Appendix One: The Geological Timescale


    Richard Huggett is Honorary Research Fellow in Physical Geography at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Emma Shuttleworth is a Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Fundamentals of Geomorphology is notable for its breadth, its international perspective, its clarity of expression and the excellence of its illustrative material. This new edition also reflects important new developments in the discipline with its treatment of the Anthropocene and of Planetary Landscapes. It also reflects the growing importance of digital resources as aids to teaching and comprehension. 

    Andrew Goudie, University of Oxford, UK.

    Richard Huggett is a master of synthesis in the geosciences, and it shows (again) in this edition of the book with Emma Shuttleworth. No other text covers geomorphology as thoroughly but concisely or does as well by mainstream and traditional conepts as well as cutting-edge ideas. 

    Jonathan Phillips, Professor (emeritus) of Earth Surface Systems, University of Kentucky, USA.