Geology and Landscape Evolution

Geology and Landscape Evolution: General Principles Applied to the United States, Second Edition, is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and applications within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States. The vast diversity of terrain and landscape across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who research the country’s geological and landscape evolution. The book provides an explanation of how landscape forms, how it evolves and why it looks the way it does. This new edition is fully updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs. Rather than limiting the coverage specifically to tectonics or to the origin and evolution of rocks with little regard for the actual landscape beyond general desert, river and glacial features, this book concentrates specifically on the origin of the landscape itself, with specific and exhaustive reference to examples from across the United States. The book begins with a discussion of how rock type and rock structure combine with tectonic activity, climate, isostasy and sea level change to produce landscape and then explores predicting how landscape will evolve. The book goes on to apply those concepts to specific examples throughout the United States, making it a valuable resource for understanding theoretical geological concepts through a practical lens. Presents the complexities of physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States through an interdisciplinary, highly accessible approach Offers hundreds of full-color figures, maps and photographs that capture the systematic interaction of land, rock, rivers, glaciers, global wind patterns and climate, including Google Earth images Provides a thorough assessment of the logic, rationale, and tools required to understand how to interpret landscape and the geological history of the Earth Features exercises that conclude each chapter, aiding in the retention of key concepts Updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs Includes additional subheadings so that material is easier to find and digest Includes an all-new chapter on glaciation and expanded exercises using Google Earth images to enhance understanding

Produk Detail:

  • Author : Joseph A. DiPietro
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 636 pages
  • ISBN : 0128111925
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS BOOKGeology and Landscape Evolution

Geology and Landscape Evolution

Geology and Landscape Evolution
  • Author : Joseph A. DiPietro
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 16 April 2018
GET THIS BOOKGeology and Landscape Evolution

Geology and Landscape Evolution: General Principles Applied to the United States, Second Edition, is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and applications within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States. The vast diversity of terrain and landscape across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who research the country’s geological and landscape evolution. The book provides an explanation of how landscape forms, how it evolves and why it looks the

Landscape Evolution in the United States

Landscape Evolution in the United States
  • Author : Joseph A. DiPietro
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 21 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKLandscape Evolution in the United States

Landscape Evolution in the United States is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and application within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States. Landscape evolution refers to the changing terrain of any given area of the Earth's crust over time. Common causes of evolution (or geomorphology—land morphing into a different size or shape over time) are glacial erosion and deposition, volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, sediment transport into rivers, landslides, climate change, and other surface

Principles of Soilscape and Landscape Evolution

Principles of Soilscape and Landscape Evolution
  • Author : Garry Willgoose
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 01 March 2018
GET THIS BOOKPrinciples of Soilscape and Landscape Evolution

Computational models are invaluable in understanding the complex effects of physical processes and environmental factors which interact to influence landform evolution of geologic time scales. This book provides a holistic guide to the construction of numerical models to explain the co-evolution of landforms, soil, vegetation and tectonics, and describes how the geomorphology observable today has been formed. It explains the science of the physical processes and the mechanics of how to solve them, providing a useful resource for graduates studying

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution
  • Author : Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 26 September 2011
GET THIS BOOKAmazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution

The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes an insight into the Meso- and Cenozoic record of Amazonia that was characterized by fluvial and long-lived lake systems and a highly diverse flora and fauna. This fauna

Dynamic Mars

Dynamic Mars
  • Author : Richard J. Soare,Susan J. Conway,Stephen M. Clifford
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 August 2018
GET THIS BOOKDynamic Mars

Dynamic Mars: Recent and Current Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet presents the latest observations, interpretations, and explanations of geological change at the surface or near-surface of this terrestrial body. These changes raise questions about a decades-old paradigm, formed largely in the aftermath of very coarse Mariner-mission imagery in the 1960s, suggesting that much of the interesting geological activity on Mars occurred deep in its past, eons ago. The book includes discussions of (1) Mars’ ever-changing atmosphere and the impact of

African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution

African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution
  • Author : Jörgen Runge
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 01 November 2010
GET THIS BOOKAfrican Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution

This 30st jubilee volume (2010) of "Palaeoecology of Africa" looks back and reflects the "state of the art" of what is actually known on former African climates and ecosystems in the format of review articles authored by specialists in the field. New research articles on climate and ecosystem dynamics as well as applied topics on geomorphic ha

Landscapes and Landforms of Italy

Landscapes and Landforms of Italy
  • Author : Mauro Soldati,Mauro Marchetti
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 23 May 2017
GET THIS BOOKLandscapes and Landforms of Italy

The book deals with the most striking landscapes and landforms of Italy. Attention is given to landform diversity and landscape evolution through time which has been controlled by very diverse geological conditions and dramatic climate changes that have characterized the Italian peninsula and islands since the end of the last glaciation. In addition, various examples of human impact on the landscape are presented. Landscapes and Landforms of Italy contains more than thirty case studies of a multitude of Italian geographical

Quaternary of the Levant

Quaternary of the Levant
  • Author : Yehouda Enzel,Ofer Bar-Yosef
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 27 April 2017
GET THIS BOOKQuaternary of the Levant

Over eighty contributions from leading researchers review 2.5 million years of environmental change and human cultural evolution in the Levant.

Regolith Geology and Geomorphology

Regolith Geology and Geomorphology
  • Author : G. Taylor,R. A. Eggleton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 30 August 2001
GET THIS BOOKRegolith Geology and Geomorphology

Providing fundamental discussion of regolith properties andchemistry, this book considers many landscape situations andfeatures, whilst linking process to position, geochemistry andtime. Presenting information from an Australian perspective itprovides new insights into the subject, which are developed awayfrom the yoke of traditional Northern Hemisphere ideas andconcepts. * Presents a new approach to the problems of understanding regolithgeology and landscapes * Presents the general aspects and principles of regolith * Chapters present views on landscapes and their evolution, thenature of minerals, the behaviour of water

Tectonic Geomorphology

Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Author : Douglas W. Burbank,Robert S. Anderson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 02 November 2011
GET THIS BOOKTectonic Geomorphology

Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions of active deformation and at time scales ranging from days to millions of years. Over the past decade, recent advances in the quantification of both rates and the physical basis of tectonic and surface processes have underpinned an explosion of new research in the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonic geomorphology is an exceptionally integrative field that utilizes techniques and data

Treatise on Geomorphology

Treatise on Geomorphology
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 27 February 2013
GET THIS BOOKTreatise on Geomorphology

The changing focus and approach of geomorphic research suggests that the time is opportune for a summary of the state of discipline. The number of peer-reviewed papers published in geomorphic journals has grown steadily for more than two decades and, more importantly, the diversity of authors with respect to geographic location and disciplinary background (geography, geology, ecology, civil engineering, computer science, geographic information science, and others) has expanded dramatically. As more good minds are drawn to geomorphology, and the breadth

Landscapes and Landforms of Colombia

Landscapes and Landforms of Colombia
  • Author : Michel Hermelin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 26 September 2015
GET THIS BOOKLandscapes and Landforms of Colombia

This book provides an attractive and informative overview of Colombian landscapes and their geological evolution, including comprehensive descriptions of seventeen key selected sites in the country. It provides insight into the geomorphological diversity of Colombian landscapes characterized by climatic and topographic variation. The book covers the essence of the landscapes in the country: coastal features, mud volcanoes, desertic geoforms, snow covered peaks, active volcanoes, deeply incised canyons and subdesertic valleys. It contributes knowledge and understanding into Colombian landscapes and prospects.

Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa

Landscapes and Landforms of South Africa
  • Author : Stefan Grab,Jasper Knight
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 05 March 2015
GET THIS BOOKLandscapes and Landforms of South Africa

This book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the most prominent landscapes of South Africa and the distinctive landforms associated with them. It describes the processes, origins and the environmental significance of those landscapes, including their relationships to human activity of the past and present. The sites described in this book include, amongst others, the Blyde River Canyon, Augrabies Falls, Kruger National Park, Kalahari desert landscapes, the Great Escarpment, Sterkfontein caves and karst system, Table Mountain, Cape winelands, coastal dunes,

Geomorphology and Soils

Geomorphology and Soils
  • Author : K.S. Richards,R.R. Arnett,S. Ellis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 April 2020
GET THIS BOOKGeomorphology and Soils

Soils and sediments influence current processes, preserve evidence of past processes, indicate evolutionary phases in landscapes and provide a basis for relative and absolute chronologies. They provide an important key to the integration of short-term process studies and investigation of longer-term landform evolution. This book, first published in 1985, has been arranged to provide wide temporal and spatial coverage, with studies ranging from historic to geologic time scales and micro- to macro-spatial scales. The interdisciplinary nature of the subject is reflected