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Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science
By: Andrew Shaw Goudie(Author), Heather A Viles(Author)
137 pages, 18 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction
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What were the landscapes of the past like? What will landscapes look like in the future?

Landscapes are all around us, but most of us know very little about how they have developed, what goes on in them, and how they react to changing climates, tectonics and human activities. Examining what landscape is, and how we use a range of ideas and techniques to study it, Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles demonstrate how geomorphologists have built on classic methods pioneered by some great 19th-century scientists to examine our Earth.

Using examples from around the world, including New Zealand, the Tibetan Plateau, and the deserts of the Middle East, they examine some of the key controls on the landscape today such as tectonics and climate, as well as humans and the living world. They also discuss some key 'landscape detectives' from the past, including Charles Darwin who did some important, but often overlooked, research on landscape.

Concluding with the cultural importance of landscape, and exploring how this has led to the conservation of much 'earth heritage', they delve into the future and look at how we can predict the response of landscapes to climate change in the future.

Contents

Introduction
1. The changing landscape
2. The present is the key to the past
3. Landscapes past and present
4. Landscapes, tectonics, and climate
5. Living landscapes
6. Landscapes and us
7. Landscapes of the future
8. Landscapes, art, and culture
9. Unseen landscapes
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Popular Science
By: Andrew Shaw Goudie(Author), Heather A Viles(Author)
137 pages, 18 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
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