By Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
This publication of extra special illustrations offers a wealth of visible details at the good selection of landform approaches over all latitudes, climates and geological time-scales. It invitations you to watch the outside of planet Earth, to understand its amazing attractiveness and to discover medical motives for the shape of our landscapes.
250 full-colour pictures from Google Earth permit every kind of terrestrial environments and landforms to be favored at a look. photographs 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 comparable to the effect of a comet or meteorite, and erosion and deposition procedures via wind, flowing water, creeping glacier ice, or frost within the floor. get pleasure from how landscapes are formed via methods resembling weathering, shipping and erosion and the way that erosion permits us to appear into endogenic methods (those in the Earth´s crust), known as tectonics. those photographs and the procedures that they rfile exhibit that continents are moving, mountains are uplifting, and ocean bottoms may possibly sink deeper.
This assortment will attract all people: researchers, scholars and non-experts alike can take idea from those photos, which deliver the landforms of the area to existence. The medical self-discipline of geomorphology turns into available throughout the attention-grabbing insights that those transparent, good defined photos enable.