The book's philosophy emerged from a National Academy of Sciences workshop on the future of the textbook and the table of contents was determined by over 60 geomorphologists gathered to identify core concepts and areas of common interest that future geomorphologists need to know.
Written for introductory geomorphology courses this textbook offers an integrative, applications-centred approach to the study of the Earth's dynamic surface. Bierman and Montgomery draw from the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to help students get a basic understanding of Earth surface processes and the evolution of topography over short and long timescales. The authors also hone in on practical applications, showing how scientists are using geomorphological research to tackle critical societal issues (natural disaster response, safer infrastructure, protecting species, and more). Exceptionally concise and community vetted, each chapter is focused specifically on key concepts and underlying principles rather than regional or local examples. The book's philosophy emerged from a National Academy of Sciences workshop on the future of the textbook and the table of contents was determined by over 60 geomorphologists gathered to identify core concepts and areas of common interest that future geomorphologists need to know.
Paul Bierman is a Professor of Geology and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. Now in his 14th year at UVM, Paul's areas of expertise include understanding how humans and landscapes interact using the fields of hydrology, chemistry, and geomorphology. He is particularly interested in the impact of humans on the built and natural landscape as well as science education at all levels. Paul teaches a variety of courses including Earth Hazards, Geohydrology, and Geomorphology. He has a BA degree from Williams College and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Research interests in
PART I: GEOMORPHOLOGY AND ITS TOOLS .- 1. Earth's Dynamic Surface .- 2. Geomorphologist's Tool Kit.- PART II: SOURCE TO SINK .- 3. Weathering and Soils .- 4. Geomorphic Hydrology .- 5. Hillslopes .- 6. Channels .- 7. Drainage Basins .- 8. Coastal and Submarine Geomorphology.- PART III: ICE, WIND, AND FIRE .- 9. Glacial and Periglacial Geomorphology .- 10. Wind as a Geomorphic Agent .- 11. Volcanic Geomorphology.- PART IV: THE BIGGER PICTURE .- 12. Tectonic Geomorphology .- 13. Geomorphology and Climate .- 14. Landscape Evolution.
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