2015, VIII, 158 p. 212 illus., 154 illus. in color.
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Introduction to geomorphology understandable to a broad audience
Many photographs/illustrations ease the understanding of the text
Examples from many different countries and continents
This image atlas and reference book is written in simple language that can be understood by a broad audience. The work comprehensively explains the geomorphological forms of high mountains using many examples like glacial erosion forms and deposits such as moraines and gravel terraces, which are illustrated with numerous photographs. Landslide landscapes, volcanoes, weathering, and erosion are other examples discussed. These examples are from across the world, including the Himalayas, the Alps, the Andes, and the Southern Alps of New Zealand. This work is useful for laymen who are interested in geosciences, especially high-mountain landforms, as well as for students and teachers of earth sciences.
Content Level »Lower undergraduate
Keywords »Erosion forms - Geomorphology - Glacial erosion - Gravel terrace - High mountains - Landslide landscapes - Moraines
Introduction.- Landforms Determined by Tectonics.- Volcanoes.- Weathering and Erosion Form High Mountains.- Landscapes Caused by Geological Structure and Rock Features.- Shaping of High Mountains by Snow.- Glaciers.- Glaciers Form the Landscape.- Meltwater and Landscape.- Water and High Mountains.- How Man Shapes the High Mountains.