By Anja M. Scheffers,Simon M. May,Dieter H. Kelletat
This e-book of extra special illustrations presents a wealth of visible info at the large choice of landform methods over all latitudes, climates and geological time-scales. It invitations you to watch the skin of planet Earth, to understand its dazzling good looks and to discover medical reasons for the shape of our landscapes.
250 full-colour photographs from Google Earth allow all kinds of terrestrial environments and landforms to be favored at a look. pictures are defined with scales, coordinates, explanatory textual content and references, making the landform approaches lively on our globe effortless for the reader to comprehend.
See the results of either surprising and gradual forming brokers similar to the influence of a comet or meteorite, and erosion and deposition strategies via wind, flowing water, creeping glacier ice, or frost within the floor. savour how landscapes are formed by means of tactics corresponding to weathering, shipping and erosion and the way that erosion allows us to seem into endogenic tactics (those in the Earth´s crust), referred to as tectonics. those photographs and the strategies that they rfile express that continents are transferring, mountains are uplifting, and ocean bottoms could sink deeper.
This assortment will attract everybody: researchers, scholars and non-experts alike can take notion from those pictures, which convey the landforms of the realm to lifestyles. The medical self-discipline of geomorphology turns into obtainable during the interesting insights that those transparent, good defined photos allow.
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Landforms of the World with Google Earth: Understanding our Environment by Anja M. Scheffers,Simon M. May,Dieter H. Kelletat