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By: Kosmas Pavlopoulos, Niki Evelpidou and Andreas Vassilopoulos
244 pages, 225 b/w illus, 280 col illus
A highly descriptive textbook providing an excellent introduction to the latest methodologies for mapping geomorphological formations in a variety of different environments. Its holistic approach seeks to provide a meaningful linkage between state of the art techniques for geomorphological mapping, including the latest innovations in geospatial applications, and advances in the understanding of the formation of geomorphological phenomena in a variety of settings and environments.
The book includes: an introduction to the processes which form geomorphological formations and how to map them; case studies from a variety of environments with many examples of geomorphological maps; in-depth descriptions of the latest tools and methodologies such as field sampling, GPS usage, 3-4D mapping, GIS analysis, digital image analysis, etc; and, a list of the geomorphological characteristics per environment (e.g. coastal, fluvial, etc.) in the format of a geomorphological encyclopaedia, with pictures, maps and symbols. It covers the entire workflow ranging from data collection, analysis, interpretation, and mapping.
From the reviews: "This book by Pavlopoulos (Harokopian Univ. of Athens), Evelpidou (Univ. of Athens), and Vassilopoulos (GeoEnvironmental Institute, Athens) is a concise review of the techniques of geomorphological mapping, and the processes and features characteristic of certain geomorphic environments. ! In all, the line drawings and photos are very good. ! Upper-division undergraduates and above." (I. D. Sasowsky, Choice, Vol. 47 (5), January, 2010)
Introduction. Methodology-Techniques.- Fluvial Environments.- Coastal Environments.- Lacustrine Environments.- Glacial Environments.- Karstic Environments.- Volcanic Environments.- Aeolian Environments.- Surface Landforms. Topography, Lithology and Tectonics.- Geomorphological Mapping (Case Studies).
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