Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers

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Active tectonic processes may affect the use of river resources slowly by tilting or deforming a rivers slope, changing a rivers pattern, or causing the formation of lakes that will affect river navigation and flood control. Deformation during earthquakes may suddenly change a rivers course and gradient. If you have ever wondered how active tectonics may influence the landscape through interactions with rivers, then Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers is for you. There are a number of excellent books that deal specifically with rivers, focusing on river processes, but this is the first comprehensive treatment of the role of active tectonics in river form and process. It is a must-read for anyone interested in tectonic geomorphology.

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