Anthropogenic Geomorphology: A Guide to Man-made Landforms by József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes

By József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes Lóczy (eds.)

Today, human effect at the setting, and particularly at the Earth’s floor, is clear. We more and more face the results of our interventions, and we needs to pay extra awareness to the broader affects of our actions, which come with every thing from the extraction of fossil fuels to the impact of tourism. Anthropogenic geomorphology, because the examine of how guy impacts his actual setting, has consequently constructed speedily as a self-discipline in contemporary decades.

This quantity presents suggestions to scholars discussing the fundamental issues of anthropogenic geomorphology. The chapters disguise either its process, and its connections with different sciences, in addition to the best way the topic can give a contribution to dealing with useful difficulties. The ebook represents all fields of geomorphology, giving an creation to the variety of the self-discipline via examples taken from a variety of contexts and sessions, and concentrating on examples from Europe.

It is not any coincidence that anthropogenic geomorphology has been gaining flooring inside geomorphology itself. Its effects improve not just the theoretical improvement of the technological know-how yet might be utilized on to social and financial matters. around the world, anthropogenic geomorphology is an crucial and increasing a part of the Earth sciences curricula in greater schooling, making this quantity well timed and relevant.

Key issues: Anthropogenic Geomorphology - Dynamic equilibrium – Environmentalism - Geomorphic procedures - Human influence - Man-made landforms

József Szabó is Professor Emeritus on the division of actual Geography and Geoinformatics, collage of Debrecen. he's President of the Hungarian Geographical Society, a Corresponding Member of the CERG (Strasbourg) and a Member of the overseas Landslide study team (Palo Alto, California). His learn fields are mass pursuits and different geomorphological procedures, land evaluate, anthropogenic geomorphology, geomorphological risks, and background of actual geography.

Lóránt Dávid is a school professor and Head of the dep. of Tourism and local improvement at Károly Róbert university, Gyöngyös. He has longstanding educating and learn event within the fields of anthropogenic geomorphology, environmental safety, tourism, and nearby improvement, and has labored as a professional in a few govt programs.

Dénes Lóczy is an affiliate professor, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences on the college of Pécs. From 2001 to 2005 he used to be Secretary of the foreign organization of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). He has confirmed and chairs a operating workforce on Human impression at the panorama (HILS). His study pursuits are land evaluate, land use experiences, floodplain geomorphology, and panorama rehabilitation.

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We mainly intended to draw attention to the fact that the elements of physical geographical systems are closely interrelated; thus any impact on one of its elements would never be restricted to the alteration of that very element. Several anthropogenic activities, with either direct or indirect impact on the development of anthropogenic features are represented in Fig. 3. Some of them are tackled below and the consequences of the given anthropogenic intervention will be briefly analysed. Prior to construction, terrain levelling is usually carried out.

E. the transfer of water from the ‘useless’ northward flowing rivers of Siberia to the drought-stricken lands of Central Asia – Kelly et al. 1983). It is less widely known but similar rainbows were also chased in the United States of America, suffice it to mention an engineering geomorphological publication of the US Geological Survey entitled ‘Nature to be Commanded’ (Robinson and Spieker 1978). (It is only fair to note, however, that the full citation from Francis Bacon reads as ‘Nature to be commanded must be obeyed’).

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