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Landforms of the World with Google Earth

Understanding our Environment

  • Anja M. Scheffers
  • Simon M. May
  • Dieter H. Kelletat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 3-13
  3. Endogenic Forms and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 17-56
    3. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 57-74
    4. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 75-120
  4. Exogenic Forms and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 123-136
    3. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 137-146
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      Pages 147-161
    5. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 163-182
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    10. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
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  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Anja M. Scheffers, Simon M. May, Dieter H. Kelletat
      Pages 377-387
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 389-391

About this book

Introduction

This book of phenomenal illustrations provides a wealth of visual information on the wide variety of landform processes over all latitudes, climates and geological time-scales. It invites you to observe the surface of planet Earth, to appreciate its astonishing beauty and to explore scientific explanations for the form of our landscapes.

250 full-colour images from Google Earth enable all types of terrestrial environments and landforms to be appreciated at a glance. Images are explained with scales, coordinates, explanatory text and references, making the landform processes active on our globe easy for the reader to comprehend.

See the effects of both sudden and slow forming agents such as the impact of a comet or meteorite, and erosion and deposition processes through wind, flowing water, creeping glacier ice, or frost in the ground. Appreciate how landscapes are shaped by processes such as weathering, transport and erosion and how that erosion enables us to look into endogenic processes (those within the Earth´s crust), called tectonics. These images and the processes that they document show that continents are shifting, mountains are uplifting, and ocean bottoms may sink deeper.

This collection will appeal to everyone: researchers, students and non-experts alike can take inspiration from these images, which bring the landforms of the world to life. The scientific discipline of geomorphology becomes accessible through the fascinating insights that these clear, well explained images allow.

Keywords

Earth Surface Forming Endogenic Processes Endogenic Landforms Exogenic Processes and Landforms Extraterrestrial Impacts: Meteor Craters Glaciers and Glacial Destruction Intrusions, Plutons and Salt Domes Permafrost and Permafrost Decay Terrestrial Geomorphology Volcanoes and Lava Flows

Authors and affiliations

  • Anja M. Scheffers
    • 1
  • Simon M. May
    • 2
  • Dieter H. Kelletat
    • 3
  1. 1.Southern Cross GeoscienceSouthern Cross UniversityLismoreAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of GeographyUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  3. 3.Institute of GeographyUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

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