Australian Landscapes

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P. Bishop, B. Pillans
Geological Society of London, Jan 1, 2010 - Science - 328 pages
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Australian Landscapes provides an up-to-date statement on the geomorphology of Australia. Karst, desert, bedrock rivers, coasts, submarine geomorphology, biogeomorphology and tectonics are all covered, aided by the latest geochronological techniques and remote sensing approaches. The antiquity and enduring geomorphological stability of the Australian continent are emphasized in several chapters, but the cutting-edge techniques used to establish that stability also reveal much complexity, including areas of considerable recent tectonic activity and a wide range of rates of landscape change. Links to the biological sphere are explored, in relation both to the lengthy human presence on the continent and to a biota that resulted from Cenozoic aridification of the continent, dated using new techniques. New syntheses of glaciation in Tasmania, aridification in South Australia and aeolian activity all focus on Quaternary landscape evolution. This major synthesis of Australian geomorphology is dedicated to Professor John Chappell (The Australian National University) and Professor Martin Williams (University of Adelaide).
  

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Contents

Australian geomorphology into the 21st century
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Travers A Eliot M J Eliot I G Jendrzejczak M Sheltered sandy beaches of southwestern
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Schmidt S De Deckker P Etcheber H Caradec S Are the Murray Canyons offshore southern
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Thom B G Keene J B Cowell P J Daley M East Australian marine abrasion surface
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understanding humanenvironment
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Ecogeomorphology in the Australian drylands and the role of biota in mediating the
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chronology in the evolution of arid
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formation and evolution in an old flat dry continent
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Colhoun E A Kiernan K Barrows T T Goede A Advances in Quaternary studies in
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Glasby P Williams M A J Hill S M Williams F Rhodes E J Gostin V
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rates and processes from Bega Valley
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C Clark D Sandiford M Tectonic geomorphology of Australia
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Osborne R A L Rethinking eastern Australian caves
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Chivas A R Atlhopheng J R Oxygenisotope dating the Yilgarn regolith
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