Steepland Geomorphology

Steepland Geomorphology

by Olav Slaymaker

Hardback Publication Date: 15/08/1995

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Steepland geomorphology concerns high gradient landscapes which are either tectonically active or influenced by volcanism and where there is a perceived close relationship between soils, incomplete vegetation cover, recent geomorphic processes and associated landforms. Such areas are difficult to manage because of their high variability in terms of natural stability and because of inadequate theory and models. This book, through thirteen independent steepland field investigations, illustrates the differing conceptual frameworks that are used at four different temporal scales of investigation. The first four investigations, from Southern Africa, the Yukon Territory, the German Alps and Colombia, define relevant temporal scales. The other investigations concern the sediment production problem in Spitzbergen and northern Norway, sediment storage phenomena in Iceland, Bolivia, the Himalayas and the Apennines, and methods of interpreting environmental change from Japan, the Canadian Rockies, Ecuador and Bolivia.
ISBN:
9780471957522
9780471957522
Category:
Physical geography & topography
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-08-1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
294
Dimensions (mm):
250x179x22mm
Weight:
0.69kg

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