Geomorphology: Landscapes We Live In

Paperback | February 19, 2015

byNorm Catto

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Straightforward and accessible, Geomorphology provides an authoritative introduction to the investigation of landforms and landscapes. Combining detailed analysis with evocative descriptions of the natural world, Geomorphology offers students the foundation they need to pursue further studiesof the environment while satisfying their curiosity about the natural landscapes we live in.

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Straightforward and accessible, Geomorphology provides an authoritative introduction to the investigation of landforms and landscapes. Combining detailed analysis with evocative descriptions of the natural world, Geomorphology offers students the foundation they need to pursue further studiesof the environment while satisfying their c...

Norm Catto is a professor of geography at Memorial University and the editor-in-chief of Quaternary International.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.89 inPublished:February 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Some Thoughts about GeomorphologyWhat Geomorphology IsHow We Study GeomorphologyHazards: How Understanding Geomorphology Can Help to Reduce HazardsWhere It Fits: Who Needs to Know about Geomorphology, and Why2. Bedrock: Deformation and Chemical ProcessesIntroductionBedrock Deformation and Tectonic GeomorphologyEnvironmentally Induced Modification and Soil DevelopmentKarst3. Bedrock: Physical Processes and LandscapesIntroductionGranite FeaturesBadlandsVolcanic Terrain and Landforms in CanadaAstroblemes: Meteorite ImpactsHazards: A Dormant Volcano Still Poses RisksSummary Thoughts4. Rivers and Fluvial Geomorphology: Concepts and Single-Channel SystemsIntroductionFluvial Dynamics and Fluvial ChannelsClassification of RiversSingle-Channel SystemsHazards: Flooding and the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers5. Fluvial Landscapes: Multiple-Channel SystemsIntroductionMultiple-Channel SystemsFluvial Landscapes in ContextsHuman-River RelationsHazards: The Human and Geomorphic Factors Involved in the 2013 Bow River FloodSummary Thoughts6. Coastal Geomorphology: Processes and LandscapesIntroductionWave-Dominated CoastsHazards: Rogue WavesTide-Dominated CoastsDeltas and EstuariesSea Level ChangeCoastal Erosion: Hazard, Heartache, or Healthy?7. Aeolian Geomorphology in Canada: Processes and LandscapesIntroductionAeolian Dynamics and ProcessesAeolian Geomorphology in Boreal and Cold Steppe EnvironmentsHazards: Windblown DustCoastal Dune ComplexesAeolian Landforms over Time8. Glacial Geomorphology: Processes and LandscapesIntroductionGlacial Dynamics and ProcessesAlpine Glacial GeomorphologyContinental Glacial GeomorphologyGlaciofluvial, Glaciolacustrine, and Glaciomarine FeaturesGlacial Landscapes in Quaternary ContextHazards: Failure of Natural Glacial Dams9. Mass Movements Processes and Landscapes I: Falls, Topples, Subsidence, and SlidesIntroductionFalls, Topples, and SubsidenceSlidesHazards: The Vajont Disaster10. Mass Movement Processes and Landscapes II: Flows and Complex MovementsIntroductionFlowsHazards: Debris Flows Causing Loss of Life and Property DamageComplex MovementsAlluvial fansMass Movements in Human Contexts11. Periglacial, Permafrost, and Organic Features: Processes and LandscapesIntroductionPeriglacial and PermafrostPeriglacial Landscapes: Continuous and Northern Widespread Discontinuous ZonesHazards: Continuous Permafrost and Three Coastal Communities in Arctic CanadaPeriglacial Landscapes: Scattered and Southern Widespread Discontinuous ZonesOrganic Wetland Landscapes12. Final ThoughtsGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"This text covers all the main geomorphology subject areas in such a way that . . . the information is complete and easy to understand with abundant, relevant images to support the text." --Mark Smith, Langara College