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Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change

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O. Slaymaker, T. Spencer, S. Dadson, C. Embleton-Hamann, K. Kashiwaya, M. Church, T. P. Burt, V. J. Galay, G. M. Kondolf, D. J. Reed, R. Davidson-Arnott, G. M. E. Perillo, M. J. F. Stive, P. J. Cowell, R. J. Nicholls, P. Kench, C. Perry, R. P. D. Walsh, W. H. Blake, M. E. Meadows, D. S. G. Thomas, N. Lancaster, M. Sala, R. C. Sidle, M.-F. André, O. Anisimov, D. Sugden
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  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521291002
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521878128

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  • How will global environmental change affect the landscape and our interaction with it? Apart from climate change, there are other important catalysts of landscape change, including relief, hydroclimate and runoff, sea level variations and human activity. This volume summarizes the state-of-the-art concerning the geomorphic implications of global environmental change, analyzing such effects on lakes, rivers, coasts, reefs, rainforests, savannas, deserts, glacial features, and mountains. Providing a benchmark statement from the world’s leading geomorphologists on the current state of, and potential changes to, the environment, this book is invaluable for advanced courses on geomorphology and environmental science, and as a reference for research scientists. Interdisciplinary in scope, with a primary audience of Earth and environmental scientists, geographers, geomorphologists and ecologists, it also has a wider reach to those concerned with the social, economic and political issues raised by global environmental change, and is useful to policy makers and environmental managers.

    • Highly interdisciplinary approach, with chapters from the world's leading experts
    • Presents a balanced consideration of landscape enhancement and landscape deterioration, enabling a holistic understanding of the subject
    • Encourages engagement with the wider social, economic and political issues of global environmental change
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    "...an excellent comprehensive overview of the present and potential effects of climate change on a variety of landscapes. ... Highly recommended." - CHOICE

    "The wealth of information contained in each chapter is extraordinary … I highly recommend this volume to any geoscientist interested in the present and future of our planet and I wish that it is read by other parties involved in the global-change debate." - Piotr Migoń, Geologos

    "The landscapes are addressed not only in their present-day position, but historical changes over ht past several thousand years are examined. Potential challenges for the landscape are also addressed." The Leading Edge

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    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521878128
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 194 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.15kg
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521291002
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Landscape, and landscape scale processes as the unfilled niche in the global environmental change debate: an introduction O. Slaymaker, T. Spencer and S. Dadson
    2. Mountains O. Slaymaker and C. Embleton-Hamann
    3. Lakes and lake catchments K. Kashiwaya, O. Slaymaker and M. Church
    4. Rivers M. Church, T. P. Burt, V. J. Galay and G. M. Kondolf
    5. Estuaries, coastal marshes, tidal flats and coastal dunes D. J. Reed, R. Davidson-Arnott and G. M. E. Perillo
    6. Beaches, cliffs and deltas M. J. F. Stive, P. J. Cowell and R. J. Nicholls
    7. Coral reefs P. Kench, C. Perry and T. Spencer
    8. Tropical rainforests R. P. D. Walsh and W. H. Blake
    9. Tropical savannas M. E. Meadows and D. S. G. Thomas
    10. Deserts N. Lancaster
    11. Mediterranean M. Sala
    12. Temperate forests and rangelands R. C. Sidle and T. P. Burt
    13. Tundra and permafrost dominated taiga M.-F. André and O. Anisimov
    14. Ice sheets and ice caps D. Sugden
    15. Landscape, landscape scale processes and global environmental change: synthesis and new agendas for the twenty-first century T. Spencer, O. Slaymaker and C. Embleton-Hamann
    Index.

  • Editors

    Olav Slaymaker, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Thomas Spencer, University of Cambridge

    Christine Embleton-Hamann, Universität Wien, Austria

    Contributors

    O. Slaymaker, T. Spencer, S. Dadson, C. Embleton-Hamann, K. Kashiwaya, M. Church, T. P. Burt, V. J. Galay, G. M. Kondolf, D. J. Reed, R. Davidson-Arnott, G. M. E. Perillo, M. J. F. Stive, P. J. Cowell, R. J. Nicholls, P. Kench, C. Perry, R. P. D. Walsh, W. H. Blake, M. E. Meadows, D. S. G. Thomas, N. Lancaster, M. Sala, R. C. Sidle, M.-F. André, O. Anisimov, D. Sugden

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