Summary: With more Canadian content than any competing text, Geomorphology: A Canadian Perspective, 3e is the essential text for undergraduate Geography and Earth Sciences students. Relevant to students in both introductory and upper-level courses, this comprehensive text provides outstanding coverage of the scientific study of landforms, landscapes, and Earth-surface processes. A two-pronged analytical study of geomorphology-focusing on both process and history-the third editio
n of this respected text engages student readers in a straightforward discussion of the material. Specific chapters focus on such topics as weathering, slope movement, glaciers, wind and water transport, coastlines, karst, and the human dimensions of landform change and formation. Particular attention is also paid to the methodological history of geomorphology and the unique physical landscape of Canada.
Summary: With more Canadian content than any competing text, Geomorphology: A Canadian Perspective, 3e is the essential text for undergraduate Geography and Earth Sciences students. Relevant to students in both introductory and upper-level courses, this comprehensive text provides outstanding coverage of the scientific study of landforms, landscapes, and Earth-surface processes. A two-pronged analytical study of geomorphology-focusing on both process and history-the third edition of this respected text engages student readers in a straightforward discussion of the material. Specific chapters focus on such topics as weathering, slope movement, glaciers, wind and water transport, coastlines, karst, and the human dimensions of landform change and formation. Particular attention is also paid to the methodological history of geomorphology and the unique physical landscape of Canada. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford Canada Published: 12/15/2007 International: No
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List of Figures List of Tables List of Plates Preface 1. Geomorphy: A Brief Philosophical and Methodological History 2. The Driving and Resisting Forces 3. Canada: The Physical Background 4. Weathering and Soils 5. Slope Form and Processes 6. Glaciers 7. Glacial Sediments and Landforms 8. Ice Ages and the Glaciation of Canada 9. Periglaciation 10. Fluvial Processes 11. Fluvial Landforms 12. Coastal Processes 13. Coastal Landforms 14. Karst 15. Aeolian Landforms and Processes 16. Environmental Geomorphology Glossary List of Symbols The SI System of Measurement Reference Index
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