The plate tectonics revolution in the earth sciences has provided a valuable new framework for understanding long-term landform development.
This innovative text provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of global geomorphology, with the emphasis placed on large-scale processes and phenomena. Integrating global tectonics into the study of landforms and incorporating planetary geomorphology as a major component the author discusses the impact of climatic change and the role of catastrophic events on landform genesis and includes a comprehensive study of surface geomorphic processes.
Requiring only a basic knowledge of the physical environment (e.g. the introductory course in physical geography or physical geology), this textbook emphasizes large-scale processes and phenomena, integrating global tectonics into the study of landforms, and incorporating planetary geomorphology as a major component. Extensively illustrated, including satellite imagery. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)