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2. The present is the key to the past

2. The present is the key to the past  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

in Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777479
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10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.003.0002
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How can scholars understand how a landform changes over vast periods of time? ‘The present is the key to the past ’ investigates how early geomorphologists made connections between forms ... More
Prologue

Prologue  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0001
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The ‘Prologue’ outlines the theme of this VSI: the remarkable environmental changes that have taken place during the Great Ice Age of the Quaternary Period. It explores the evolution of ... More
5. 1840

5. 1840  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0006
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‘1840’ describes the remarkable year when Louis Agassiz came to England to publicise his glacial theory. With new converts, William Buckland and Charles Lyell, Agassiz presented papers on ... More
Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. A. Evans

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191808227
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.001.0001
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9780198745853
Vast, majestic, and often stunningly beautiful, glaciers lock up some 10 per cent of the world’s fresh water. These great bodies of ice play an important part in the Earth system, carving ... More
8. Landscapes, art, and culture

8. Landscapes, art, and culture  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

in Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777479
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10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.003.0008
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9780199565573
‘Landscapes, art, and culture’ defines cultural geomorphology. Cultural geomorphology reasons that if you find out how the people living next to a river feel about the river, then you will ... More
Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777479
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.001.0001
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9780199565573
Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to landscapes and the methods and techniques used to study it. Examining what landscapes are, ... More
2. A cultural phenomenon

2. A cultural phenomenon  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776090
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0002
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‘A cultural phenomenon’ discusses the history of the understanding and explanation of fossils beginning with the work of English scientist Robert Hooke in the 17th century. His work ... More
3. Monster glaciers

3. Monster glaciers  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0004
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In the 1820s and 1830s, Ignace Venetz, Jean de Charpentier, and Jens Esmark conducted rigorous field studies in the Alps and Norway and arrived at the same conclusion: vast glaciers had ... More
4. Die Eiszeit

4. Die Eiszeit  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0005
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‘Die Eiszeit’ — The Ice Age — was first coined in 1837 by Karl Friedrich Schimper, but he, Venetz, and Charpentier were overshadowed by Louis Agassiz whose Études sur les glaciers (1840) ... More
6. Ice sheets or icebergs?

6. Ice sheets or icebergs?  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0007
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‘Ice sheets or icebergs?’ explains why it took decades before a majority accepted that vast tracts of Eurasia and North America had once been covered by mighty ice sheets. Agassiz moved to ... More
The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Jamie Woodward

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.001.0001
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9780199580699
The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at ... More
3. The age of the city, 1860–1900

3. The age of the city, 1860–1900  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0004
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9780190200589
In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans united in an impulse to commemorate the lives lost and to coordinate that effort with new campaigns for civic beautification. “The age of the ... More

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