Geomorphology–A Systematic Analysis of Late Cenozoic Landforms, 3rd Edition

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Abstract

Geomorphology is the study of how landscapes form. This deceptively simple description encompasses a branch of geoscience that is teeming with fundamental questions of how landscapes develop similar or different morphologies, and whether their developments can be explained historically or modeled theoretically. Geomorphology also involves the surface processes that inexorably convert rock into sediment. Because the study of either landforms or landsculpting is linked to active processes commonly occurring on human timescales, it might be fair to classify geomorphologists as the existentialists of geology.