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About this book
In two volumes, the Encyclopedia contains over 640 alphabetically organized entries to provide a comprehensive guide both to specific landforms and to the major types of geomorphological processes that create them. The Encyclopedia also demonstrates the major developments that have taken place in recent years in our knowledge of tectonic and climatic changes and in the use of new techniques such as modelling, remote sensing and process measurement.
Abrasion; Accretion; Active and capable fault; Active layer; Active margins; Actualism; Adhesion; Aeolation; Aeolian geomorphology; Aeolian processes; Aeolian sand transport; Aeolianite; Aggradation; Alas; Aligned drainage; Allometry; Alluvial fans; Alluvium; Amphitheatres; Anabranching and anastomosing rivers; Anthropogeomorphology; Antidune; Applied geomorphology; Arches, natural; Arete; Armoured mud balls; Armouring; Arroyo; Aspect and geomorphology; Astroblemes; Asymmetric valleys; Atoll; Avalanche boulder tongue; Avalanches, snow; Avulsion; Badlands; Bajada; Bank erosion; Bankfull discharge; Bar, coastal; Bar, river; Barchan; Barriers and barrier islands; Base level; Beach; Beach cusp; Beach nourishment; Beach ridge; Beach rock; Beach sediment transport; Beach-dune interactions; Bedforms; Bedload; Bedrock channels; Beheaded valley; Bergschrund; Biogeomorphology; Biokarst; Blind valley; Blockfields and blockstreams; Blowholes; Blue holes; Bolson; Boring organisms; Bornhardt; Boulder pavements; Boundary layer; Bounding surfaces; Bowen's reaction series; Box valley; Braided rivers; Brousse tigree; Bruun rule; Bubnoff unit; Buried valley; Butte; Calanque; Calcrete; Caldera; Caliche (sodium nitrate); Calving glaciers; Cambering and valley bulging; Canyon; Cap-rock; Case-hardening; Cataclasis; Cataclinal; Catastrophism; Catena; Cavernous weathering; Caves; Cavitation; Cays; Cenote; Channelization; Channels, alluvial; Chaos theory; Chelation and cheluviation; Chemical denudation; Chemical weathering; Chenier ridge; Chronosequence; Cirques, glacial; Clay-with-flints; Cliffs, coastal; Climatic geomorphology; Climato-genetic geomorphology; Coastal classification; Coastal dunes; Coastal geomorphology; Cohesion; Colluvium; Comminution; Compaction of soils; Complex response; Complexity in geomorphology; Computational fluid dynamics; Conchoidal fracture; Confluence, channel & river junctions; Continental shelf; Contributing areas; Coral reef; Corniches; Corrosion; Cosmogenic dating; Coulee; Coversand; Crater; Craton; Cross-profile, valley; Crustal deformation; Crusting of soils; Cryoplanation; Cryostatic pressure; Cryptokarst; Cryptovolcano; Cuesta; Currents; Cuspate foreland; Cut-and-fill; Cycle of erosion; Cyclic time; Cymatogeny; Dambo; Dams; Dating methods; Daya; Debris flow; Debris torrents; Decollement; Deep weathering; Deep-seated gravitational slope deformations; Deflation; Deglaciation and deglacierization; Dells; Demoiselle; Dendrochronology and dendrogeomorphology; Denudation; Denudation chronology; Desert geomorphology; Desert varnish; Desertification; Desiccation cracks and polygons; Dewpond; Diagenesis; Diamictite; Diapir; Diastrophism; Diatreme; Digital elevation model; Diluvialism; Dissolution; Divergent erosion; Doline; Donga; Downstream fining; Draa; Drainage basins; Drainage density; Drainage patterns; Drapes, silt and mud; Drumlin; Dry valley; Dune mobility; Dunes - snow; Dunes, aeolian; Duricrust; Dust storm; Dye tracing; Dyke (dike)
800 pages, 2 Volume set
Highly recommended. All academic and public libraries.
-"Choice, September 2004
"Students, researchers, and practitioners in geomorphology and related fields such as earth science and sedimentology will welcome this comprehensive resource."
-"SciTech Book News, September 2004
"This new two-volume encyclopedia does an admirable job.... Offers a scholarly and authoritative starting place.... Deserving of a place in most academic science reference collections."
-"Against the Grain, September 2004
"This reference work is long overdue... In accomplishing the goal of publishing an up-to-date, comprehensive, and internationally flavored overview of the concepts and theories associated with geomorphology, this book succeeds... This encyclopedia is suggested for academimc and special libraries, particularly those that specialize in the sciences."
-"American Reference Books Annual, 2005