Geomorphology and Society: An Introduction

  • Michael E. Meadows
  • Jiun-Chuan Lin
Part of the Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences book series (AGES)


The interdependent relationship between humans and landscapes is an important but still under-developed concept in geomorphology. It is clear, from case studies introduced in this chapter that a detailed understanding of how people impact on geomorphic processes and how, in turn, these processes impact on society, is an essential contribution towards the goal of a sustainable future. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Geographical ScienceUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of GeographyNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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