Geomorphology and Society

  • Michael E. Meadows
  • Jiun-Chuan Lin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael E. Meadows, Jiun-Chuan Lin
    Pages 1-6
  3. Seiya Nagao, Hong Tuoi Bui, Yuriko Kawano, Tomoyo Suzuki, Shinya Ochiai, Koyo Yonebayashi et al.
    Pages 181-192
  4. Joy A. Obando, Simon Onywere, Chris Shisanya, Anthony Ndubi, Dan Masiga, Zephania Irura et al.
    Pages 193-215
  5. Paul Sumner, Werner Nel, Soonil Rughooputh, Ravindra Boojhawon, Kumar Dhurmea, Jay Le Roux et al.
    Pages 217-230
  6. Hervé Regnauld, Riwalenn Ruault, Jean Noël Proust, Jean-Jacques Tiercelin, François Pustoc’h
    Pages 231-243

About this book


This book deals with the relationship between geomorphology and society. This topic has had rather scant treatment in the literature except to some extent under the label “applied geomorphology”. In this text the authors aim to bring together conceptual issues and case studies of how geomorphology influences society and, indeed, how society is in turn influenced by geomorphology. In an age in which the influence of human activities on global environments has become so paramount that it is increasingly common to refer to it geologically as the “anthropocene”, the book aims to reflect on the geomorphological significance of widespread and diverse forms of human impact in a range of environmental settings.


Anthropocene Applied Geomorphology Geography and Community Geomorphological Hazards and Risks Geomorphological Influence Human Impact Land Management Physical Environment Processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Meadows
    • 1
  • Jiun-Chuan Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.National Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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