By Richard John Huggett
"This broadly revised and up-to-date variation maintains to give a fascinating and accomplished advent to the topic, exploring the world's landforms from a wide structures point of view. It displays at the most recent advancements within the box and contains new chapters on geomorphic fabrics and tactics, hillslopes and altering landscapes." "Fundamentals of Geomorphology presents a stimulating and innovative point of view at the key themes and debates in the box of geomorphology. Written in an available and vigorous demeanour, it contains publications to extra studying, bankruptcy summaries, and an intensive thesaurus of keyword phrases. The publication can be illustrated all through with over two hundred informative diagrams and pictures, together with a color plate section."--Jacket. Read more...
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It concentrates on two slices of time: (1) the last 2,000 years of Earth history, with a temporal resolution of decades, years, and even months; and (2) the last several hundred thousand years, covering glacial–interglacial cycles, in the hope of providing insights into the processes that induce global change (IGBP 1990). Examples of geomorphological contributions to environmental change over these timescales may be found in the book Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Change edited by Olav Slaymaker (2000a).
1994). Users of the method must also be warned that not all spatial differences are temporal differences – factors other than time exert a strong influence on the form of the land surface, and landforms of the same age might differ through historical accidents. Moreover, it pays to be aware of equifinality, the idea that different sets of processes may produce the same landform. The converse of this idea is that land form is an unreliable guide to process. Given these consequential difficulties, it is best to treat chronosequences circumspectly.
Historical geomorphologists reconstruct past changes in landscapes using the methods of environmental and stratigraphic reconstruction or topographic chronosequences, often hand in hand ESSAY QUESTIONS 1 To what extent do process geomorphology and historical geomorphology inform each other? 2 Discuss the pros and cons of a ‘systems approach’ in geomorphology. 3 Explain the different types of equilibrium and non-equilibrium recognized in geomorphic systems. FURTHER READING Ahnert, F. (1998) Introduction to Geomorphology.