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p. 696. Landscapes and uslocked

  • Andrew Goudie
  •  and Heather Viles


‘Landscapes and us’ looks at the impact humans have had on the landscape in the last 300 years. This period of geological time, starting from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, has been called the ‘anthropocene#x2019;. Which landscape features are directly produced by interaction with humans and which natural processes have we accelerated? How do we distinguish between human effects on the landscape and natural effects on the landscape? How do geomorphological hazards affect humans? Geomorphological skills can be used to ameliorate human impacts and help us cope better with geomorphological hazards, for example the mapping of hazards and hazard-prone areas, using geoengineering (the landscape itself) to mitigate future hazards.

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