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By Christopher R. Burn (auth.), Piotr Migon (eds.)

Physical landscapes are probably the most interesting elements of our Planet, which inform tales concerning the evolution of the skin of the Earth. This booklet presents updated information regarding the geomorphology of the chosen ‘classic’ websites from around the globe and exhibits the diversity of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by means of diversified units of procedures appearing over assorted timescales, from hundreds of thousands of years to days. the quantity is written by means of approximately fifty geomorphologists from greater than twenty nations who for a few years have researched a few of the distinctive sceneries on this planet. The thirty six chapters current each one continent of the area. They describe landscapes of other starting place, in order that the reader can know about the complexity of procedures in the back of the sceneries.

This is an invaluable reference publication, linking geomorphology with international tasks excited about nature conservation.

Key themes:

Geomorphic processes

Geomorphology

Karst

Landscape

Landforms

Nature conservation

Tectonics

World Heritage

Piotr Migon is Professor of Geography on the collage of Wroclaw, Poland. He was once a Royal Society Fellow dependent on the collage of Oxford, united kingdom in 1995-1996, and a Fulbright Fellow dependent on the college of California, Santa Cruz in 2003. He served because the Secretary of the overseas organization of Geomorphologists (IAG) in 1997-2001. at the moment he's a member of the IAG activity team to bolster cooperation among the IAG and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). His fresh courses contain ‘Granite Landscapes of the area’ (Oxford collage Press, 2006), a textbook on geomorphology released in Poland (2006) and various papers in foreign journals, together with Geomorphology, Catena, Earth-Science Reviews.

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