Sediment Cascades: An Integrated Approach by Tim Burt, R. J. Allison

By Tim Burt, R. J. Allison

Sediment Cascades: An built-in Approach offers a accomplished evaluation that addresses the delivery of sediment throughout the panorama. compatible for educational researchers, practitioners, examine scholars and complicated point undergraduates, looking unique wisdom and an up to date evaluation of the new learn literature. The emphasis is on modern sediment approach dynamics with relevance either to panorama administration and landform development.

Sediment Cascades: An built-in Approach starts with an evidence of the necessity for an built-in method of sediment supply structures and introduces the most issues of sediment creation, supply, garage and move. additional chapters then specialize in particular environments from mountains, via floodplains, to estuaries and the continental shelf.

  • Focuses on modern sediment process dynamics and present researchContent:
    Chapter 1 Sediment Cascades within the atmosphere: An built-in process (pages 1–15): Professor Timothy P. Burt and Professor Robert J. Allison
    Chapter 2 Mountains and Montane Channels (pages 17–53): Professor Michael Church
    Chapter three Landslides and Rockfalls (pages 55–87): Dr Nick J. Rosser
    Chapter four Sediment Cascades in energetic Landscapes (pages 89–115): Dr Tim R. H. Davies and Oliver Korup
    Chapter five Pacific Rim Steeplands (pages 117–151): Professor Basil Gomez, Professor Michael J. web page and Dr Noel A. Trustrum
    Chapter 6 neighborhood Buffers to the Sediment Cascade: particles Cones and Alluvial lovers (pages 153–180): Professor Adrian M. Harvey
    Chapter 7 Overland move and Soil Erosion (pages 181–216): Dr Louise J. Bracken
    Chapter eight Erosional tactics and Sediment shipping in Upland Mires (pages 217–239): Dr Martin G. Evans and Professor Timothy P. Burt
    Chapter nine Gravel?Bed Rivers (pages 241–269): Professor Michael Church
    Chapter 10 The Fine?Sediment Cascade (pages 271–305): Dr Pamela S. Naden
    Chapter eleven Streams, Valleys and Floodplains within the Sediment Cascade (pages 307–343): Professor Stanley W. Trimble
    Chapter 12 Lakes and Reservoirs within the Sediment Cascade (pages 345–376): Professor Ian D. L. Foster
    Chapter thirteen Continental?Scale River Basins (pages 377–402): Professor David L. Higgitt
    Chapter 14 Estuaries (pages 403–432): Dr Tom Spencer and Professor Denise J. Reed
    Chapter 15 The Continental Shelf and Continental Slope (pages 433–448): Professor David N. Petley

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Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History of the Modern Theory by Naomi Oreskes

By Naomi Oreskes

Can someone this present day think the earth "without" its puzzle-piece building of plate tectonics? The very time period, "plate tectonics," coined in simple terms thirty-five years in the past, is now a part of the vernacular, a part of everyone's knowing of how the earth works.The concept, study, info assortment, and research that got here jointly within the overdue 1960's to represent plate tectonics is likely one of the nice clinical breakthroughs of the twentieth century. Scholarly books were written approximately tectonics, yet none by means of the major scientists-players themselves. In "Plate Tectonics," editor Naomi Oreskes has assembled these scientists who performed the most important roles in constructing the speculation to inform - for the 1st time, and of their personal phrases - the tales in their involvement within the amazing confrimation of the theory.The publication opens with an summary of the historical past of plate tectonics, together with in-context definitions of the most important phrases which are mentioned through the booklet. Oreskes explains how the forerunners of the idea, Wegener and du Toit, raised questions that have been ultimately responded thirty years later, and the way scientists operating on the key educational associations - Cambridge and Princeton Universities, Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory, and the college of California-San Diego's Scripps establishment of Oceanography - competed and collaborated till the idea coalesced.

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Colliding Continents : A geological exploration of the by Mike Searle

By Mike Searle

The crash of the Indian plate into Asia is the largest identified collision in geological background, and it keeps this present day. the result's the Himalaya and Karakoram - one of many biggest mountain levels in the world. The Karakoram has half the world's maximum mountains and a name as being probably the most distant and savage levels of all. during this superbly illustrated booklet, Mike Searle, a geologist on the college of Oxford and some of the most skilled box geologists of ourtime, provides a wealthy account of the geological forces that have been curious about developing those mountain levels. utilizing his own debts of maximum climbing and study within the quarter, he items jointly the geological methods that shaped such extraordinary peaks.

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Geohazard in Rocky Coastal Areas (Geological Society Special by C Violante

By C Violante

This distinct ebook presents a variety of tools and methods for characterizing and modelling mass-wasting phenomena answerable for land degradation and erosion in rocky coastal parts. Rocky coasts take place in a number of geological settings with a variety of morphologies looking on rock style, tectonics and weather. In a majority of these settings, slope instability represents an important geological strategy that considerably affects the human use of coastal assets over a variety of magnitudes and sessions of recurrence. The suggested case reviews within the quantity care for land-born geological strategies that bring sediment to the coast and open sea at intermittent time periods, usually with catastrophic implications. They comprise huge slope disasters on either volcanic and non-volcanic coastal parts, cliff recession and floods of coastal streams from key components of the Italian peninsula. a majority of these reviews search to set up sea-land correlations in line with marine geophysical investigations and box analyses, and to focus on the function of documentary resources with a purpose to realize geological constraints for threat overview in rocky coastal parts. similar TitleSP316 Palaeoseismology: historic and prehistorical files of earthquake flooring results for seismic threat assessmentEdited by means of okay Reicherter, A M Michetti and P G

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Embankments on Organic Soils by J Hartlén and W. Wolski (Eds.)

By J Hartlén and W. Wolski (Eds.)

Progressively more civil engineering buildings are being outfitted on tender soils. As parts with greater foundations are used up the need to be ready to construct constructions on gentle soils increases.The such a lot challenging of sentimental soils are natural soils due ordinarily to their excessive compressibility (much better than in mineral soils), and likewise their very low shear power. the massive range of natural soils with recognize to their starting place in addition to their homes make category, checking out, and engineering prediction of behaviour, very tough. therefore, engineers test, normally, to prevent developing on deep layers of natural soils. If pressured, via necessity, to take action, they deal with with gentle buildings e.g. embankments or low buildings.The authors of this booklet were eager about a joint learn undertaking at the checking out of embankments on natural soils. This was once performed within the North-Western a part of Poland through the Swedish Geotechnical Institute and the dept of Geotechnics of Warsaw Agricultural University.The result of their examine is gifted during this new publication and gives a important perception into this transforming into quarter within the box of engineering geology.

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