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Sandstone Landforms

  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108462044


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  • Sandstones form the backdrop to some of the world's most spectacular scenery, and are found all over the planet and in all climates. Following on from the authors' successful 1992 book, this is the only volume that considers sandstone landforms from a truly global perspective. It describes the wide variety of landforms that are found in sandstone, and discusses the role of lithological variation, chemical weathering and erosional processes in creating these features, with examples drawn from around the world. Climatic and tectonic constraints on the development of sandstone landscapes are also considered. This volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the literature from publications in a range of languages, and is illustrated with over 130 photographs of sandstone features from every continent. It presents a holistic account of sandstone terrain for researchers and graduate students in a variety of fields including geography, geomorphology, sedimentology and geomechanics.

    • Provides a summary of relevant literature from several languages, making new material accessible to the reader
    • Presents a global approach that demonstrates the enormous scope and variety of sandstone landforms
    • Includes 130 photographs that effectively illustrate the explanations in the text
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of previous book: 'The authors are to be congratulated on producing not only an authoritative yet succinct guide to existing literature but also a frank analysis of the directions that future research needs to take. Readers are offered a heady cocktail of challenging ideas to explore and incorporate into their own geomorphological studies. This is a book that will be widely acclaimed.' R. B. G. Williams, Progress in Physical Geography

    '… enjoyable, provocative and stimulating. The authors succeeded in finding a balance between what we know and what we do not, and have to be sincerely congratulated. Definitely recommended!' Geologos

    'The writing is clear, concise, and readable. The text is well illustrated with numerous black and white photographs and diagrams, and examples are chosen from a wide range of geographic environments … Sandstone Landforms will provide a thorough and useful reference for readers from undergraduate students to research geomorphologists.' The Geographical Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108462044
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Variations within sandstones
    3. Cliffs
    4. Curved slopes
    5. Chemical weathering
    6. Solutional landforms
    7. Erosional forms
    8. Climatic zonation of sandstone terrain
    9. Tectonic constraints on landforms

  • Authors

    Robert W. Young, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Robert W. Young received a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in 1975, and has been based for over twenty years at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

    Robert A. L. Wray, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Robert A. L. Wray received a Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong in 1996, and is an Honorary Fellow at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department there.

    Ann R. M. Young, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Ann R. M. Young received a Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong in 1983 and has been based for twenty years at the Earth and Environmental Sciences department at the same university.

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