Visualizing the land surface explains and explores the composition of the land surface and outlines how it has been studied. Dynamics of the land surface considers the dynamics affecting the earth’s land surface including its influences, processes and the changes that have occurred. Environments of the land surface looks to understand the land surface in major world regions highlighting differences between the areas. Management of the land surface is an examination of the current and future prospects of the management of the earth’s land surface.

Future Land Surfaces - Management of Change

Future land surfaces - management of change

Many books on geomorphology devote their final chapter to applications or management; it is very beguiling to think of saving the land surface of the Earth but what can be managed and what are the management issues that interest the geomorphologist? Some pointers for urban areas were given at the end of the previous chapter, but to answer these questions we can focus on past, present and future. Past, because it draws our attention to what was perceived to be required and what has already been done; present, for the knowledge of what is now being done and how; and future so that we might learn from past and present imperatives and ...

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