Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains: A New Approach to Paleoseismology

Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains: A New Approach to Paleoseismology

Author(s): William B. Bull

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405154796

Online ISBN: 9780470692318

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692318

About this Book

With a balance of theory and practical applications, Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains is essential reading for research geologists and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the earth sciences.


  • This book describes how tectonic events influence geomorphic processes and explores how landscapes respond to tectonic deformation in the ways in which they are weathered, washed, and abraded
  • Uses new approaches to enhance theoretical models of landscape evolution and to solve practical problems such as the assessment of earthquake hazards
  • Includes previously unpublished research and theory
  • Examines how to use key landforms as reference levels in changing landscapes, estimate rates of mountain-range uplift, and map seismic shaking caused by prehistorical earthquakes
  • Presents a diverse range of examples from around the world

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