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Geomorphology of the Tropics - D. Busche

Geomorphology of the Tropics

By: Alfred Wirthmann, D. Busche (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 22nd November 1999
ISBN: 9783540635833
Number Of Pages: 314

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Geomorphological research in the humid to seasonal tropics has primarily concentrated on the most characteristic landform assemblage of this zone, namely that of stepped, largely undissected etchplains, often dotted with inselbergs and cutting across ancient basement rocks. Although the author discusses extensively this subject, he puts particular emphasis on the differences of chemical weathering and land-forming processes on rocks of various lithology and structure. This contrast becomes most evident, when comparing the highly resistant quartzitic sediments often covering the basement rocks with the easily weathered volcanics, e.g. the Deccan traps of India.
The book was first published in German in 1987. However, the present version is much more than a translation, encompassing a range of new ideas and findings in the field of tropical geomorphology. The number of maps and illustrations has also been increased.

Preface
The Special Nature of Tropical Geomorphologyp. 1
On the History of Tropical Geomorphologyp. 7
The Determining Factors of Landform Developmentp. 42
Tropical Climates and Exogenic Morphodynamicsp. 46
Paleoclimate, Soil and Landformsp. 148
Tectonic Movements and Structuresp. 157
The Cycle of Denudation in the Tropics - Rocks, Structures and Agep. 164
Two Islands in Comparisonp. 271
Landforms, Soils and Man in the Tropicsp. 275
Referencesp. 283
Subject Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9783540635833
ISBN-10: 3540635831
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 22nd November 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64

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