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Geomorphology in the Anthropocene

Author: Andrew Goudie; Heather A Viles
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Anthropocene is a major new concept in the Earth sciences and this book examines the effects on geomorphology within this period. Drawing examples from many different global environments, this comprehensive volume demonstrates that human impact on landforms and land-forming processes is profound, due to various driving forces, including: use of fire; extinction of fauna; development of agriculture,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Goudie; Heather A Viles
ISBN: 9781107139961 1107139961
OCLC Number: 945718379
Description: ix, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Anthropocene and anthropogeomorphology --
Drivers of anthropogeomorphological change --
Construction and excavation --
Subsidence in the Anthropocene --
Weathering processes in the Anthropocene --
Hillslope processes in the Anthropocene --
Fluvial processes and forms in the Anthropocene --
Aeolian processes and forms in the Anthropocene --
Coastal processes and forms in the Anthropocene --
Cryospheric processes and forms in the Anthropocene --
Conclusions on the relationships between geomorphology and the Anthropocene.
Responsibility: Andrew S. Goudie, University of Oxford ; Heather A. Viles, University of Oxford.

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This book, for undergraduate and graduate students and researchers, examines effects on geomorphology within the Anthropocene period. It describes how humans have a major influence on the Earth's  Read more...
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