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Short description Recent advances in the quantification of rates and physical basis of tectonic and surface processes have rejuvenated the field of tectonic geomorphology. This book focuses on the current understanding of the dynamic interplay between surface processes and active tectonics. Ranging 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.
From the contents Preface to First Edition viii
Preface to Second Edition xii
1 Introduction to tectonic geomorphology 1
2 Geomorphic markers 17
3 Establishing timing in the landscape: dating methods 45
4 Stress, faults, and folds 71
5 Short-term deformation: geodesy 117
6 Paleoseismology: ruptures and slip rates 147
7 Rates of erosion and uplift 195
8 Holocene deformation and landscape responses 243
9 Deformation and geomorphology at intermediate time scales 274
10 Tectonic geomorphology at late Cenozoic time scales 316
11 Numerical modeling of landscape evolution 370
Colour plate section appears between pages 226 and 227