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

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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 scientists have built on classic methods--pioneered by the great researchers of the nineteenth century--to shed new light on our planet. 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 major "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 the projected climate change.

About the Author

Andrew Goudie is a Professor of Geography and Master of St. Cross College, Oxford University. Heather Viles is Professor of Biogeomorphology and Heritage Conservation at Oxford University.

Table of Contents

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

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780199565573
Author:
Goudie, Andrew
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Viles, Heather
Author:
null, Andrew
Author:
null, Heather
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Geography, Physical
Subject:
Geography-General
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
4.3 x 6.7 x 0.4 in 0.281 lb

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