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Description - Tectonic Geomorphology by Douglas W. Burbank

Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between
tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions
of active deformation and at time scales ranging from days to
millions of years.  Over the past decade, recent advances in
the quantification of both rates and the physical basis of tectonic
and surface processes have underpinned an explosion of new research
in the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonic
geomorphology is an exceptionally integrative field that utilizes
techniques and data derived from studies of geomorphology,
seismology, geochronology, structure, geodesy, stratigraphy,
meteorology and Quaternary science. While integrating new insights
and highlighting controversies from the ten years of research since
the 1st edition, this 2nd edition of
Tectonic Geomorphology reviews the fundamentals of the
subject, including the nature of faulting and folding, the creation
and use of geomorphic markers for tracing deformation,
chronological techniques that are used to date events and quantify
rates, geodetic techniques for defining recent deformation, and
paleoseismologic approaches to calibrate past deformation.
 
Overall, this book focuses on the current understanding of the
dynamic interplay between surface processes and active tectonics.
As it ranges from the timescales of individual earthquakes to the
growth and decay of mountain belts, this book provides a timely
synthesis of modern research for upper-level undergraduate and
graduate earth science students and for practicing geologists.
Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/burbank/geomorphology.
 

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