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Sandstone Landforms

By: Robert W Young(Author), Robert AL Wray(Author), Ann RM Young(Author)
332 pages, 116 b/w photos, 5 tables
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About this book

Sandstones form the backdrop to some of the world's most spectacular scenery, and are found all over the planet and in all climates. Following on from the authors' successful 1992 book, this is the only volume that considers sandstone landforms from a truly global perspective. It describes the wide variety of landforms that are found in sandstone, and discusses the role of lithological variation, chemical weathering and erosional processes in creating these features, with examples drawn from around the world. Climatic and tectonic constraints on the development of sandstone landscapes are also considered.

Sandstone Landforms provides a comprehensive assessment of the literature from publications in a range of languages, and is illustrated with over 130 photographs of sandstone features from every continent. It presents a holistic account of sandstone terrain for researchers and graduate students in a variety of fields including geography, geomorphology, sedimentology and geomechanics.

Contents

Preface

1. Introduction
2. Variations within sandstones
3. Cliffs
4. Curved slopes
5. Chemical weathering
6. Solutional landforms
7. Erosional forms
8. Climatic zonation of sandstone terrain
9. Tectonic constraints on landforms

Conclusions
References
Indexes

Customer Reviews

Biography

Robert W. Young received a PhD from the University of Sydney in 1975, and has been based for over 20 years at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Robert A. L. Wray received a PhD from the University of Wollongong in 1996, and is an Honorary Fellow at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department there. Ann R. M. Young received a PhD from the University of Wollongong in 1983 and has been based for 20 years at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at the same university.

By: Robert W Young(Author), Robert AL Wray(Author), Ann RM Young(Author)
332 pages, 116 b/w photos, 5 tables
Media reviews

"[...] enjoyable, provocative and stimulating. The authors succeeded in finding a balance between what we know and what we do not, and have to be sincerely congratulated. Definitely recommended!"
Geologos

"The writing is clear, concise, and readable. The text is well illustrated with numerous black and white photographs and diagrams, and examples are chosen from a wide range of geographic environments [...] Sandstone Landforms will provide a thorough and useful reference for readers from undergraduate students to research geomorphologists."
The Geographical Journal

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