About The Book
Details The author endeavors to provide a tropical perspective on geomorphology, rather than a compartmentalized "tropical" geomorphology. The importance of weathering and the materials of the weathered mantle in determining the outcome of erosional processes are emphasized. The impact of Quaternary climate changes in creating superficial forms and deposits is stressed as being fundamental in the tropics as in other parts of the world. Nevertheless, the tropical landscape exhibits forms and deposits that have evolved over long time-periods in the absence of frost and ice, justifying an evolutionary approach to the long-term development of landscape. No other book currently attempts this task and this study fills a serious gap in the literature of geomorphology.