The plate tectonics revolution in the earth sciences has provided a valuable new framework for understanding long-term landform development. This innovative text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of global geomorphology, with the emphasis placed on large-scale processes and phenomena.
Integrating global tectonics into the study of landforms and incorporating planetary geomorphology as a major component the author discusses the impact of climatic change and the role of catastrophic events on landform genesis and includes a comprehensive study of surface geomorphic processes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages, 355 line drawings, 6 half-tones, bibliography, index
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/04/1991
- Category: Physical geography & topography
- ISBN: 9780582301566