Australian Landforms: Understanding a Low, Flat, Arid and Old Landscape
Australian Landforms is concerned with general theories as applied to the problems posed by the Australian landscape. The book is devoted to the major factors of structure, process, and time, as well as the most recent geological period, called the Quaternary. Chapters deal with structural impacts on landform development, the work of water and rivers, of wind, ice and waves, the time factor, and the events and resultant forms associated with the climatic aberrations of the last two million years. Australian Landforms will interest those concerned with the physical landscape in the context of geology, geography, botany, zoology, ecology, environmental studies, and agricultural science, as well as travelers and others curious about the origins of the Australian landscape.
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adjacent areas arid basaltic base—level basins beach bedrock beneath blocks bornhardts boulders calcrete caused channel Chapter climatic coast coastal continents Cretaceous crust debris deposited depressions desert developed dissected dome drainage dunes duricrust Earth earthquake eastern Eocene eroded erosional example exposed Eyre Peninsula fault ﬁelds ﬁrst ﬂared ﬂat Flinders Ranges ﬂood ﬂow fold Gawler Ranges geological glacial glaciers granite hill incised inﬂuence inselbergs Island karst Lake Eyre land surface landforms landscape laterite lava layers limestone lunettes mass meanders million moraine movement northern ocean pattern peneplain piedmont plains planation plate Plateau platform quartzite reefs reﬂect regions regolith relief remnants result ridges river rock sand sandstone scarp sea—level sedimentary sediments signiﬁcant silcrete slope soil South Australia southern strata stream structure tectonic Uluru uplands valley ﬂoors velocity volcanic waves weathering and erosion weathering front western Western Australia wind zone