Tectonic Geomorphology, 2nd Edition
November 2011, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Overall, this book focuses on the current understanding of the dynamic interplay between surface processes and active tectonics. As it ranges from the timescales of individual earthquakes to the growth and decay of mountain belts, this book provides a timely synthesis of modern research for upper-level undergraduate and graduate earth science students and for practicing geologists.
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Preface to Second Edition xii
1 Introduction to tectonic geomorphology 1
2 Geomorphic markers 17
3 Establishing timing in the landscape: dating methods 45
4 Stress, faults, and folds 71
5 Short-term deformation: geodesy 117
6 Paleoseismology: ruptures and slip rates 147
7 Rates of erosion and uplift 195
8 Holocene deformation and landscape responses 243
9 Deformation and geomorphology at intermediate time scales 274
10 Tectonic geomorphology at late Cenozoic time scales 316
11 Numerical modeling of landscape evolution 370
Colour plate section appears between pages 226 and 227
Robert Anderson is a geomorphologist who has studied the processes responsible for shaping many landscapes. These include several tectonically active mountain ranges, from the Himalayas to Alaska. He has been involved deeply in the development of methods to extract timing from landscapes, focusing on the use of cosmogenic radionuclides, and consistently employs numerical models in his work.
“In summary, Tectonic Geomorphology is a well-thought-out and well-executed text that well serves teaching of the subject at graduate and upper levels, and it provides a valuable reference for practicing geologists.” (Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, 2 May 2013)
“This is definitely a book worth taking a look at by any member; and one worth trying hard to come to terms with if aspects of this important subject really interest you.” (Open University Geological Society Journal, 1 November 2012)
“Notwithstanding this, I strongly recommend to have ’Tectonic Geomorphology’ on one’s bookshelf. It will be of particular value to the young generation of geoscientists, wondering which research direction to go. They will get first-class food-for-thought.” (Geologos, 2012)
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