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Author LinkDiPietro, Joseph A.,1957-
Title LinkLandscape evolution in the United States : an introduction to the geography, geology, and natural history / Joseph DiPietro.
Imprint Burlington, MA : Elsevier, c2013.
Description x, 463 p. :  ill. (colored), maps ;  29 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 441-451) and index.
Contents Contents: Part I: Keys to understanding landscape evolution -- The tortoise and the hare -- Component: the rock/sediment type -- Component: the structural form -- Mechanisms that impart change to landscapes -- Forcing variable: the tectonic system -- Forcing variable: the climatic system -- Forcing variables: sea level and isostasy -- Interaction of tectonics, climate, and time -- Part II: Structural provinces -- Unconsolidated sediment -- Nearly flat-lying sedimentary layers -- Crystalline-cored mid-continent anticlines and domes -- Foreland fold-and-thrust belts -- Crystalline deformation belts -- Young volcanic rocks of the Cordillera -- Normal fault-dominated landscapes -- Cascadia volcanic arc system -- California transpressional system -- The story of the Grand Canyon -- Part III: Mountain Building -- Early theories on the origin of mountain belts -- Keys to the interpretation of geological history -- Tectonic style, rock successions, and tectonic provinces -- Formation, collapse, and erosonal decay of mountain systems -- The Appalachian orogenic belt: an example of compressional mountain building -- The Cordilleran orogenic belt.
Subject LinkLandscapes -- United States -- History.
LinkLandscape changes -- United States -- History.
LinkLandscape assessment -- United States -- History.
LinkUnited States -- Geography.

System Number 000662273
ISBN Link9780123977991

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