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The Resource Landscapes and geomorphology : a very short introduction, Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

Landscapes and geomorphology : a very short introduction, Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

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Landscapes and geomorphology : a very short introduction
Title
Landscapes and geomorphology
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 scientists have built on classic methods - pioneered by the great researchers of the nineteenth century - to shed new light on our planet. 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 landscape today such as tectonics and climate, as well as humans and the living world. They also discuss some major "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 the projected climate change."--pub. desc
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UKM
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Goudie, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB400.4
LC item number
.G68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Viles, Heather A
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
240
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Geomorphology
Label
Landscapes and geomorphology : a very short introduction, Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-131) and index
Contents
1. The changing landscape -- 2. The present is the key to the past -- 3. Studying landscapes today -- 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
Control code
620092528
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
[x], 137 p.
Isbn
9780199565573
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)620092528
Label
Landscapes and geomorphology : a very short introduction, Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-131) and index
Contents
1. The changing landscape -- 2. The present is the key to the past -- 3. Studying landscapes today -- 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
Control code
620092528
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
[x], 137 p.
Isbn
9780199565573
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)620092528

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