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By Andrew Goudie, Mario Panizza

The 1st significant reference paintings on geomorphology in thirty-five years, it is a complete advisor to either particular landforms and the key sorts of techniques that create them. With approximately seven-hundred entries written by means of a world group of professional participants, this two-volume set presents a historic assessment of the sector, whereas exploring contemporary key discoveries approximately tectonic and climatic alterations in addition to using new suggestions akin to modeling, distant sensing, and strategy size.

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7A The Pacific Ocean, New York: Plenum. Kocurek, G. and Fielder, G. (1982) Adhesion structures, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology 52, 1,229–1,241. SEE ALSO: mountain geomorphology; plate tectonics CLIFF OLLIER ACTUALISM Actualism is a concept based on the premise that present causes of environmental change are sufficient to explain events of the past. Causes of changes in the past differ not in kind, but often in energy, from those now in operation. The French term actualisme and the German terms aktualismus or aktualitatsprinsip are commonly used in Europe in opposition to catastrophism.

G. Stokes et al. 1999). g. Bristow et al. 2000). g. Laity 1994). At the regional scale the development of remote sensing has enabled a better grasp of the relationships between landforms. The advance of remote sensing investigations in dryland areas has been of particular importance because desert areas are often difficult to access. The pioneering work of McKee and co-workers (McKee 1979) has been followed by numerous applications of remote sensing in aeolian studies. g. Al-Dabi et al. g. g. Eckardt et al.

2001) Recent research on loess and palaeosols, pure and applied: a preface, Earth-Science Reviews 54, 1–4. , White, K. and Viles, H. (2001) The role of playas in pedogenic gypsum crust formation in the central Namib desert: a theoretical model, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 26, 1,177–1,193. Kocurek, G. and Lancaster, N. (1999) Aeolian system sediment states: theory and Mojave Desert Kelso Dune field example, Sedimentology 46, 505–515. E. D. J. Parsons (eds) Geomorphology of Desert Environments, 506–535, London: Chapman and Hall.

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