Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
  • Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
zoom

Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£7.99
Paperback 152 Pages / Published: 26/08/2010
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
What were the landscapes of the past like? What will landscapes look like in the future? 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 geomorphologists have built on classic methods pioneered by some great 19th century scientists to examine our Earth. 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 key '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 climate change in the future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199565573
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 139 g
Dimensions: 172 x 115 x 9 mm

You may also be interested in...

H2O
Added to basket
H2O
£9.99
Paperback
Cornish Rocks and Minerals
Added to basket
Geology of Ireland
Added to basket
The Field Description of Igneous Rocks
Added to basket
Minerals: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Soil Will Save Us
Added to basket
Introducing Geomorphology
Added to basket
Cornwall's Geological Heritage
Added to basket
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Jurassic Mary
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.