The overall focus of this book is on new interpretations of landform evolution and insights on the interplay between surface processes and tectonics that emerge from integrative studies. The authors have developed an up-to-date interpretation of landscapes in tectonically active environments for upper-level undergraduate and graduate earth science students and practicing geologists.
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First text to take a broad interdisciplinary approach: integrated geomorphology, geophysics, and paleoclimatology.
- Includes the latest technological advances used in dating: Uranium series and dating and observation.
- Emphasizes the role of surface processes.
- Focuses on landscapes at different time scales.
- Provides strong coverage on numerical modeling of tectonically active landscapes.
- Presents the recent approaches to calibrating rates of uplift and erosion.
- Stresses the tectonics of active plate margins in a detailed yet succinct way.
- Contains "Chapter introductions," "Chapter summaries," and "References" that reinforce principles and theory as well as provide additional background information.