Introducing Geomorphology: A Guide to Landforms and Processes
- 22 Mar 2012
- Dunedin Academic Press
- 136 pages - 195 x 165 x 10mm
- Introducing Earth and Environmental Sciences
‘An introduction, not a textbook: 'The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to the science of geomorphology. The book is not intended as a textbook; there are many of these' (p. xi).
This attractive publication is indeed footnote-free and well-produced in colour. It is, though, definitely slimline rather than lightweight. Authoritative in tone and broad in scope, any undergraduate or ambitious A-level student will learn much from its pages.’ Geography
'This is the latest in what is becoming an excellent series of introductory books covering a wide range of Earth and environmental subjects. The remit appears to be, select a good author who knows the subject well and, above all, someone who can communicate it clearly and with some enthusiasm. Then add in good graphics, excellent photographs and keep the price as low as possible. It's a winning formula that others have failed to find.
Professor Adrian Harvey has retired from the University of Liverpool where he researched and taught geomorphology courses to undergraduates. As such he passes both the competency and enthusiasm tests mentioned above. He writes well and has produced an engaging book that is packed with information aided by superb photographs and excellent diagrams and maps. He is clearly a man who has travelled the world in search of beautiful landforms which can be seen by a wide audience.' Down to Earth
'This book, a very reasonably priced and easytoread introduction to natural landforms, is a useful addition to the publisher’s series, and landscape historians are likely to find that it is an uptodate aide memoire which will renew their interest in landforms, and stimulate further their appreciation of the significance of the natural landscape. I hope it attracts the interest and readership that it deserves.' Landscape History