Landscapes and Landforms of India by Vishwas S. KaleLandscapes and Landforms of India by Vishwas S. Kale

Landscapes and Landforms of India

byVishwas S. Kale

Hardcover | June 20, 2014

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The proposed monograph on 'Geomorphological Landscapes of India' will aim to describe and explain in simple words the geomorphological characteristics and the origin of the above-mentioned landforms and landscapes. The proposed monograph will provide the background information about the geology, climate and tectonic framework of the Indian region, as well as cover Indian climates of the present and the past. It will mainly cover the four main morphotectonic regions of India and about 15-20 distinct landforms of the Indian region as well as the major geomorphosites in India.

Vishwas Kale is currently a Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Pune, India. He obtained his Master's degree in geography from the University of Pune, India. He completed his Ph.D. in geo-archaeology at the Deccan College, Pune in 1983. His research interests include fluvial and flood geomorphology, palaeohydrology,...
Title:Landscapes and Landforms of IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:271 pagesPublished:June 20, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401780285

ISBN - 13:9789401780285

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Table of Contents

Geological and Tectonic Framework of India: Providing Context to Geomorphologic Development.- Past and the Present Climate of India.- Geomorphic History and Landscapes of India.- Himalayan Landscapes of India.- Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra Plains: The Alluvial Landscape.- The Indian Peninsula: Geomorphic Landscapes.- The Thar or the Great Indian Sand Desert.- The Indian Coastline: Processes and Landforms.- The Siachen Glacier: The Second Longest Glacier Outside the Polar Regions.- Ladakh - The High-altitude Indian Cold Desert.- The Vale of Kashmir - Landform Evolution and Processes.- Duns: Intermontane Basins in the Himalayan Frontal Zone.- The Chambal Badlands.- The Kosi Megafan: The Best-known Himalayan Megafan.- The Sikkim-Darjeeling Himalaya - Landforms, Evolutionary History and Present-day Processes.- The Brahmaputra River in Assam: The Outsized Braided Himalayan River.- The Meghalaya Plateau - Landscapes in the Abode of the Clouds.- The Sundarbans and Bengal Delta: the World's Largest Tidal Mangrove and Delta System.- The Spectacular Belum and Borra Caves of Eastern India.- Granite Landforms of the Indian Cratons.- The Andaman Archipelago.- Teri Red Sands, Tamil Nadu.- The Laterite-Capped Panchgani Tableland, Deccan Traps.- The Lonar Crater- The Best Preserved Impact Crater in the Basaltic Terrain.- The Great Rann of Kachchh: The Largest Saline Marshland in India.- The Sambhar Lake: The Largest Saline Lake in Northwestern India.- Geomorphosites and Geoheritage Sites in India.

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"The book published under the patronage of International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) is an invaluable gift to the geoscientific community of India in particular and to the world in general. The editor has done a meticulous job of selecting geoscientists who are eminent in their own fields and well versed with landscapes and landforms about which they have written in their respective article." (K. N. Prudhvi Raju, Journal of the Geological Society of India, Vol. 84, 2014)