By: R Vaidyanadhan(Author), KV Subbarao(Author)
135 pages, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps
India, a country that for long attracted notice from the world over for its multiplicity of cultures, ethnicities and faiths is blessed with an array of equally diverse physical landscapes. The landforms of this South Asian subcontinent encompass everything from scorching deserts to humid coastal plains supporting tropical rainforest, uplifted scarps and plateaus, a long crenulated as well as prograding coastline, remote archipelagos, deep river valleys and among the highest, craggy, snow-clad mountains of the world.
The volume that you hold in your hands is a rich visual celebration of India's landforms covering the entire geological time scale ranging from the Hadean (~4 600 ma) to the Recent (Holocene), using different mediums including earth-based terrestrial photography, remote sensing satellite images and time-honoured traditional topographic maps. The union of different ways of viewing the earth's features presented in Landforms of India from Topomaps and Images creates a rare, more holistic view of India's geologic and human landscape that has not yet been available before. An easily accessible text, with the aid of annotated maps, images and diagrams, assist in explaining key concepts in geological terminology to the reader.
Landforms of India from Topomaps and Images has highly benefited in the incorporation of data obtained from the Geological Survey of India, Indian Space Research Organization and Survey of India. Never before has such a collection from different sources on this scale of India's diverse landforms been assembled and presented in such a user – friendly manner. The aim of this publication is to stimulate interest in landforms in general, and those of India in particular and it is designed to be a learning tool for students, teachers and the curious among the public
2. Conventional symbols
3. How to use the maps and images
4. Topomap and terrestrial photo
5. Topomap and satellite image
6. Digital elevation model
7. Geological and physiographic maps of India
8. Location of topographic maps chosen
9. Hachured map and terrestrial photo
10. Topomaps, sketches, photos/Aerial photos, locations, images, physiographic features and notable features
11. List of physiographic features
12. Geological time scale
13. Procurement of topomaps and images
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