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Landscape evolution in the United States : an introduction to the geography, geology, and natural history

Author: Joseph A DiPietro
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston, MA : Elsevier, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Balances theory and application within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States. This book presents the complexities of physical geography, geology,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A DiPietro
ISBN: 9780123977991 0123977991
OCLC Number: 817736777
Description: x, 463 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Part I - Keys to Understanding Landscape Evolution * The Tortoise and the Hare* Component: The Rock/Sediment Type* Component: The Structural Form* Mechanisms That Impart Change to Landscape* Forcing Variable: The Tectonic System* Forcing Variable: The Climatic System* Forcing Variables: Sea Level and Isostasy* Interaction of Tectonics, Climate, and Time Part II - Structural Provinces * Unconsolidated Sediment* Nearly Flat-Lying Sedimentary Layers* Crystalline-Cored Mid-Continent Anticlines and Domes* Foreland Fold and Thrust Belts* Crystalline Deformation Belts* Young Volcanic Rocks of the Cordillera* Normal Fault-Dominated Landscapes* Cascadia Volcanic Arc System* California Transpressional System* The Story of the Grand Canyon Part III - Mountain Building * Early Theories on the Origin of Mountain Belts* Keys to the Interpretation of Geological History* Tectonic Style, Rock Successions, and Tectonic Provinces* Formation, Collapse, and Erosional Decay of Mountain Systems* The Appalachian Orogenic Belt: An Example of Compressional Mountain Building* The Cordilleran Orogenic Belt
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"This text is written for first-semester university students and for general readers curious about the landscapes they live in or travel through in the United States."--Reference and Research Book Read more...

 
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