Perspectives on the Geosphere
The landforms of the earth are found in a very diverse range of environments. Indeed the combination of structure, uplift (the primary determinant of relief), rock type and the climatic and vegetational environment yields an almost endless variety of geomorphological systems. These can be investigated at many different scales of space and time. Few individuals even visit all six continents in a lifetime, let alone carry out comparative research in many different parts of the world. We rely on assembling our evidence through the published literature to bring sufficient diversity to tackle some of the basic problems of geomorphology.
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