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Principles of geomorphology

Author: William D Thornbury
Publisher: New York, Wiley [1968, ©1969]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Includes a chapter on fundamental concepts, some material on the practical aspects of geomorphology.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William D Thornbury
ISBN: 0471861979 9780471861973
OCLC Number: 180565
Description: xi, 594 pages illustrations, maps 23 cm
Contents: Backgrounds of Geomorphology. Some fundamental concepts. An analysis of the geomorphic processes. Weathering, soil processes and mass-wasting. The Fluvial cycle. Complications of the Fluvial cycle. Stream deposition. The Peneplain concept. Topography on Domal and folded structures. Topography upon faulted structures. The arid cycle. Eolian land forms. Karst topography. Types and characteristics of glaciers. Mountain glaciation. Ice caps and their topographic effects. Geomorphology of the ocean floors. Land forms resulting from volcanism. Pseudovolcanic features. Paleogeomorphology. Applied Geomorphology.
Responsibility: [by] William D. Thornbury.

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Includes a chapter on fundamental concepts, some material on the practical aspects of geomorphology.

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