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

Author: Joseph A DiPietro
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Elsevier, ©2013.
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Landscape evolution refers to the changing terrain of any given area of the Earth's crust over time. Common causes of evolution (or geomorphology-land morphing into a different size or shape over time) are glacial erosion and deposition, volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, sediment transport into rivers, landslides, climate change, and other surface processes. The book is divided into three main parts  Read more...
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DiPietro, Joseph A., 1957-
Landscape evolution in the United States.
Waltham, MA : Elsevier, 2013
(DLC) 2012044288
(OCoLC)817736777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A DiPietro
ISBN: 9780123978066 0123978068 9780123977991 0123977991
OCLC Number: 823722254
Description: 1 online resource (475 pages)
Contents: The tortoise and the hare --
Component: The rock/sediment type --
Component: The structural form --
Mechanisms that impart change to landscapes --
Forcing variable: The tectonic system --
Forcing variable: The climatic system --
Forcing variables: Sea level and isostasy --
Interaction of tectonics, climate, and time --
Unconsolidated sediment --
Nearly flat-lying sedimentary layers --
Crystalline-cored mid-continent anticlines and domes --
Foreland fold-and-thrust belts --
Crystalline deformation belts --
Yound volcanic rocks of the cordillera --
Normal fault-dominated landscapes --
Cascadia volcanic arc system --
Californiaa transpressional system --
The story of the Grand Canyon --
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 erosonal decay of mountain systems --
The Appalachian orogenic belt: An example of compressional mountain building --
The cordilleran orogenic belt.
Responsibility: Joseph DiPietro.

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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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"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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