Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

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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.

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Heather Viles is a geographer working in the University of Oxford, who teaches geomorphology to undergraduates and masters' level students, and researches on biological influences on geomorphology and the weathering of rocks and building stones. She is currently carrying out research in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa, the Namib desert, ruined ancient monuments in England, and is trying to simulate the weathering of rocks on the planet Mars in the laboratory.

Andrew Goudie is a Professor of Geography in the University of Oxford and Master of St Cross College. He has worked on many aspects of geomorphology including deserts, the effects of climate change, the links between geomorphology and archaeology, and the conservation of sites of geomorphological interest.

Contenuti:

  • Introduction
  • 1: The changing landscape
  • 2: The present is the key to the past
  • 3: Landscapes past and present
  • 4: Landscapes, tectonics, and climate
  • 5: Living landscapes
  • 6: Landscapes and us
  • 7: Landscapes of the future
  • 8: Landscapes, art, and culture
  • 9: Unseen landscapes
  • Further Reading

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 174 x 114 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199565573

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2010. Condizione libro: New. 2010. 1st Edition. Paperback. 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. This Very Short Introduction discusses the key ideas and methods used to study and examine landscapes, and their importance in cultural terms. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 152 pages, 15 black and white halftones. BIC Classification: RBGD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 173 x 113 x 8. Weight in Grams: 146. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780199565573

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