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9: Landscapes

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    • 9.1: Introduction to Landscapes
      A course on the environment of the Earth’s surface would be seriously incomplete without a chapter on the Earth’s landscapes.
    • 9.2: Mountains and Valleys
      Just to get you started thinking about the Earth’s prominent landforms (there will be more detail later in the chapter), here are some comments about the nature of mountains and valleys.
    • 9.3: Davisian Geomorphology
      Early on, toward the end of the nineteenth century and into the early part of the twentieth century, an explanatory account of the development of landscapes was developed by application of a deductive approach:
    • 9.4: How Fast Are the Continents Worn Down
      Geomorphologists use the term denudation for the overall, regional lowering of a continental land surface by processes of weathering, erosion, and transportation of bedrock material to the oceans. For a long time, geoscientists have been trying to develop estimates of rates of denudation. There are several ways of doing this—none of them perfect.
    • 9.5: Drainage Development in Newly Emergent Regions
      Now for some more concrete and closer-to-home stuff for you.
    • 9.6: Some Common Geomorphic Features Produced by Fluvial Erosion
      Much of the landforms and landscapes we observe and admire are the result of fluvial erosion of regions underlain by sedimentary rock units, whether still flat-lying or now deformed. In this section we look at some of the common landscape features in such regions.

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