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Introduction to geomorphology

Author: Frank O Ahnert
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : J. Wiley, 1998.
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Frank Ahnert offers a presentation and explanation of the science of landforms, linking empirical results with theoretical models of landform development.
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Ahnert, Frank O., 1927-
Introduction to geomorphology.
London : Arnold ; New York : J. Wiley, 1998
(OCoLC)758291206
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank O Ahnert
ISBN: 034069260X 9780340692608 0340692596 9780340692592 0470236574 9780470236574 0470236582 9780470236581
OCLC Number: 39734066
Description: viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The purpose and scope of geomorphology --
Ch. 2. General systems theory in geomorphology --
Ch. 3. The geomorphodynamic system --
Ch. 4. Endogenic process response systems and their geomorphological expression --
Ch. 5. Exogenic factors and systems --
Ch. 6. Rock types and their characteristics --
Ch. 7. The weathering system --
Ch. 8. Process response systems of denudation --
Ch. 9. Denudational slope development --
Ch. 10. The hydrological and hydraulic basis of the fluvial system --
Ch. 11. Stream erosion and stream transport --
Ch. 12. Stream channel formation --
Ch. 13. Stream channel patterns Ch. 14. The longitudinal stream profile and its development --
Ch. 15. River terraces --
Ch. 16. Alluvial fans and deltas --
Ch. 17. Stream and valley networks --
Ch. 18. Streams and slope development in the fluvial system --
Ch. 19. Peneplains, pediments and inselbergs --
Ch. 20. Structurally controlled landforms --
Ch. 21. Karst forms --
Ch. 22. The glacial system --
Ch. 23. The littoral system --
Ch. 24. Aspects of applied geomorphology --
Ch. 25. Brief historical summary of geomorphology.
Other Titles: Einführung in die Geomorphologie.
Responsibility: Frank Ahnert.

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