Key Concepts in Geomorphology

Key Concepts in Geomorphology

Paul R. Bierman (University of Vermont) , David R. Montgomery (University of Washington)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4292-3860-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-3860-1; Format: Paper Text, 544 pages

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Written for introductory geomorphology courses, Key Concepts in Geomorphology offers an integrative, applications-centered approach to the study of the Earth’s dynamic surface. Bierman and Montgomery draw from the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to help students get a basic understanding of Earth surface processes and the evolution of topography over short and long timescales. The authors also hone in on practical applications, showing how scientists are using geomorphological research to tackle critical societal issues (natural disaster response, safer infrastructure, protecting species, and more).