Anthropogenic Geomorphology

A Guide to Man-Made Landforms

Editors: Szabó, József, Dávid, Lóránt, Loczy, Denes (Eds.)

  • Offers an up-to-date overview of anthropogenic geomorphology with over a hundred detailed illustrations
  • Presents comprehensive information on man-made landforms
  • Investigates human intervention into the landscape as anthropogenic processes
  • Features numerous case studies and examples from around the world and, particularly, from Europe
  • Contains Hungarian professional literature presented in English for the first time
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Today, human impact on the environment, and especially on the Earth’s surface, is obvious. We increasingly face the consequences of our interventions, and we must pay more attention to the wider impacts of our activities, which include everything from the extraction of fossil fuels to the influence of tourism. Anthropogenic geomorphology, as the study of the way man affects his physical environment, has therefore developed rapidly as a discipline in recent decades.

This volume provides guidance to students discussing the basic topics of anthropogenic geomorphology. The chapters cover both its system, and its connections with other sciences, as well as the way the subject can contribute to coping with practical problems. The book represents all fields of geomorphology, giving an introduction to the diversity of the discipline through examples taken from a range of contexts and periods, and focusing on examples from Europe.

It is no accident that anthropogenic geomorphology has been gaining ground within geomorphology itself. Its results advance not only the theoretical development of the science but can be applied directly to social and economic issues. Worldwide, anthropogenic geomorphology is an integral and expanding part of the Earth sciences curricula in higher education, making this volume timely and relevant.

Key themes: Anthropogenic Geomorphology - Dynamic equilibrium – Environmentalism - Geomorphic processes - Human impact - Man-made landforms

József Szabó is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Physical Geography and Geoinformatics, University of Debrecen. He is President of the Hungarian Geographical Society, a Corresponding Member of the CERG (Strasbourg) and a Member of the International Landslide Research Group (Palo Alto, California). His research fields are mass movements and other geomorphological processes, land evaluation, anthropogenic geomorphology, geomorphological hazards, and history of physical geography.

Lóránt Dávid is a college professor and Head of the Department of Tourism and Regional Development at Károly Róbert College, Gyöngyös. He has longstanding teaching and research experience in the fields of anthropogenic geomorphology, environmental protection, tourism, and regional development, and has worked as an expert in a number of government programs.

Dénes Lóczy is an associate professor, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University of Pécs. From 2001 to 2005 he was Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). He has established and chairs a Working Group on Human Impact on the Landscape (HILS). His research interests are land evaluation, land use studies, floodplain geomorphology, and landscape rehabilitation.

About the authors

József Szabó is Professor Emeritus, Vice-President of the Hungarian Geographical Society, Corresponding Member of the CERG - Strasbourg and a Member of the International Landslide Research Group - Palo Alto, California. His research fields are mass movements and other geomorphological processes, land evaluation, anthropogenic geomorphology, geomorphological hazards and history of physical geography.

Lóránt Dávid is a college professor and Head of the Department of Tourism and Regional Development at Károly Róbert College. He has longstanding teaching and research experience in the fields of anthropogenic geomorphology, environmental protection, tourism and regional development, and has worked as an expert in a number of government programs.

Dénes Lóczy is an associate professor, Head of the Department of Physical Geography and Deputy Director of the Institute of Geography at Janus Pannonius University, Pécs. From 2001 till 2005 he was Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). His research interests are land evaluation, land use studies, floodplain geomorphology and environmental protection.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Anthropogenic Geomorphology: Subject and System

    Szabó, József

    Pages 3-10

  • Human Impact in a Systems Approach

    Kerényi, Attila

    Pages 13-24

  • Anthropogenic Geomorphology in Environmental Management

    Lóczy, Dénes

    Pages 25-37

  • Anthropogenic Geomorphology and Landscape Ecology

    Csorba, Péter

    Pages 39-52

  • Agriculture: Crop Cultivation and Horticulture

    Lóki, József

    Pages 55-67

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9178-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropogenic Geomorphology
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Man-Made Landforms
Editors
  • József Szabó
  • Lóránt Dávid
  • Denes Loczy
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3058-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3058-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3057-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9178-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
Additional Information
Original Hungarian edition published by: Antropogén geomorfológia, Kossuth Egyetemi Kiadó-Debreceni Egyetem, 2006
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