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Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers

By: Stanley A Schumm, Jean F Dumont and John M Holbrook

276 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 2002 | #127868 | ISBN: 0521890586
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Hardback | Feb 2000 | #100676 | ISBN: 0521661102
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The authors have combined their specialities to bring together evidence and a variety of examples from both field and experimental studies to demonstrate how alluvial rivers are responding to uplift, subsidence and lateral tilting.

'... an important new contribution to tectonic geomorphology and fluvial geomorphology. The authors have done an excellent job of bringing together theory of river processes, field observation, experiment study, and synthesis to better understand the connections between active tectonics and river processes. The book will be of interest to a variety of people, including civil engineers, physical geographers, hydrologists, geologists, and ecologists ... it is a really good read.' EOS '... the content is excellent and the range of examples used to illustrate key points is a major selling point. It is an extremely useful resource for teaching at university level, for researchers in the sciences and engineering, or just as a general reference for geoscientists interested in alluvial rivers.' Martin Stokes, Geoscientist 'This book brings together a large amount of literature and will be useful as a primer for engineers and earth scientists.' John Bridge, Sedimentology 'Find out how patterns of rivers may be used to trace movements of the Earth, from major faults such as the San Andreas to subtle uplifts such as the one along the Mississippi.' New Scientist


Part I. Background: 1. Introduction; 2. Deformation and river response; Part II. Effects of Known Measurable Deformation: 3. Experimental studies; 4. Measured active tectonics; 5. Earthquake effects; Part III. Effects of Unmeasured Deformation: 6. Response of channel morphology, sedimentology, hydrology, and hydraulics; 7. Lateral response; Part IV. Applications: 8. Tectonics and fluvial sedimentation; 9. Identification of active and neotectonic structures; 10. Applications; References; Index.

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