Author: Nick Papadimitriou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444723405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8584

Nick Papadimitriou has spent a lifetime living on the margins, walking and documenting the landscapes surrounding his home in Child's Hill, North London, in a study he calls Deep Topography. Part meditation on nature and walking, part memoir and part social history, his arresting debut is first and foremost a personal inquiry into the spirit of a place: a 14-mile broken ridge of land on the fringes of Northern London known as Scarp. Conspicuous but largely forgotten, a vast yet largely invisible presence hovering just beyond the metropolis, Scarp is a vast storehouse of regional memory. We join the author as he explores and reimagines this brooding, pregnant landscape, meticulously observing his surroundings, finding surprising connections and revealing lost slices of the past. SCARP captures the satisfying experience of a long, reflective walk. Whether talking about the beauty of a bird or a telegraph pole, deaths at a roundabout or his own troubled past, Papadimitriou celebrates the poetry in the everyday. His captivating prose reveals that the world around us is alive and intrinsically valuable in ways that the trappings of day-to-day life lead us to forget, and allows us to re-connect with something more authentic, more immediate, more profound.

Surficial-geologic Reconnaissance and Scarp Profiling on the Collinston and Clarkston Mountain Segments of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Box Elder County, Utah

Paleoseismic Inferences, Implications for Adjacent Segments, and Issues for Diffusion-equation Scarp-age Modeling

Author: Michael D. Hylland

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 1557917639

Category: CD-ROMs

Page: 18

View: 1011

Report summarizes a Utah Geological Survey project to characterize the relative level of activity of the Collinston and Clarkston mountain segments of the Wasatch Fault Zone.

The Karst Systems of Florida

Understanding Karst in a Geologically Young Terrain

Author: Sam Upchurch,Thomas M. Scott,MICHAEL ALFIERI,Beth Fratesi,Thomas L. Dobecki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319696351

Category: Science

Page: 450

View: 2001

This book discusses the geology, hydrogeology, and water quality/geochemistry of karst systems in geologically young terrain, using the state of Florida as an example. Also discussed are sinkhole-development models; sinkhole risk; eogenetic karst features developed in rocks as young as 125,000 years and as old as 65 million years; and karst landscapes of Florida, including regional geology and geomorphology with important examples of karst features, such as springs, sinkholes, caves, and other karst landforms. The eogenetic karst of Florida is largely covered and this book extensively discusses the interactions of karst processes with sand- and clay-rich cover materials.

The History of the Study of Landforms: Quaternary and recent processes and forms (1890-1965) and the mid-century revolutions

Author: Richard J. Chorley,Antony J. Dunn,Robert Percy Beckinsale

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392496

Category: Science

Page: 1027

View: 7882

This book is the fourth volume in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or The Development of Geomorphology. Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume 2 (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the 'classic' period of geomorphology, between 1980 and 1950. This volume concentrates on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology, carrying on these themes into the second part of the twentieth century, since when process-based studies have become so dominant. It is divided into five sections. After chapters dealing with geological controls, there are three sections dealing with process and form: fluvial, glacial and other process domains. The final section covers the mid-century revolution, anticipating the onset of quantitative studies and dating techniques. The volume's objective is to describe and analyse many of the developments that provide a foundation for the rich and varied subject matter of contemporary geomorphology. The volume is in part a celebration of the late Professor Richard Chorley, who devised its structure and contributed a chapter.

Landforms and Geology of Granite Terrains

Author: Charles Rowland Twidale,Juan Ramón Vidal Romani

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439833704

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 5507

Granite is exposed over more than 15% of the continents, implying that its significance to the Earth’s surface is comparable to that of the carbonates. Landforms and Geology of Granite Terrains is devoted to this phenomenon and provides a comprehensive explanation of the landforms and landscapes developed on granitic rocks and forms. Whereas existing literature in the field predominantly deals with karst landscapes, this book is specifically focussed on granitic terrains. Landforms and Geology of Granite Terrains provides detailed considerations of the forms, major and minor, well-known and not so familiar granitic terrains, developed over large areas of the continents. It comprises interpretations which are of general significance in the analysis and understanding of the landscape and includes many theories in the context of granite landforms. The importance of structure, including crystal stresses, and the value of etching of subsurface initiation, multi-stages or two-stages development, neotectonic forms, solution forms is emphasized as well as the antiquity of some forms and surfaces (inherited forms). Morphogenetic forms are placed in perspective and comparison is made with similar forms in other rock types. This work is intended for geologists, geomorphologists, geographers and mining engineers and can serve both as a practical guide for professionals and as a textbook for university courses. Author, location and subject indices are included.

Post-Provo Paleoearthquake Chronology of the Brigham City Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah

Author: James McCalpin,Steven L. Forman

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 1557916713

Category: Faults (Geology)

Page: 46

View: 6825

This Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication, Post-Provo Paleoearthquake Chronology of the Brigham City Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah, is the eleventh report in the Paleoseismology of Utah series. This series makes the results of paleoseismic investigations in Utah available to geoscientists, engineers, planners, public officials, and the general public. These studies provide critical information on paleoearthquake parameters such as timing, recurrence, displacement, slip rate, and fault geometry which can be used to characterize potential seismic sources and evaluate the long-term seismic hazard presented by Utah’s Quaternary faults. This report presents the results of the most extensive single paleoseismic-trenching project yet conducted on the Wasatch fault zone. The purpose of the study was to lengthen the paleoseismic chronology for the Brigham City segment of the Wasatch fault zone beyond the 6,000-year record previously available, and to resolve questions regarding the irregular pattern of paleoearthquakes reported by earlier workers for the Brigham City segment. This study makes extensive use of radiocarbon, thermoluminescence, and infrared stimulated luminescence dating techniques to develop a real-time chronology of past surface-faulting earthquakes.

Slope Tectonics

Author: Michel Jaboyedoff

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393240

Category: Science

Page: 283

View: 1212

Usually geomorphology, structural geology and engineering geology provide descriptions of slope instability in quite distinctive ways. This new research is based on combined approaches to providing an integrated view of the operative slope processes. 'Slope Tectonics' is the term adopted here to refer to those deformations that are induced or fully controlled by the slope morphology, and that generate features which can be compared to those created by tectonic activity. Such deformation can be induced by the stress field in a slope which is mainly controlled by gravity, topography and the geological setting created by the geodynamic context. The content of this book includes slope-deformation characterization using morphology and evolution, mechanical behaviour of the material, modes of failure and collapse, influence of lithology and structural features, and the role played by controlling factors.