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By Irasema Alcántara-Ayala,Andrew S. Goudie

Human actions have had a big impact at the surroundings and panorama, via industrialisation and land-use swap, resulting in weather swap, deforestation, desertification, land degradation, and air and water toxins. those affects are strongly associated with the incidence of geomorphological dangers, equivalent to floods, landslides, snow avalanches, soil erosion, and others. Geomorphological paintings comprises not just the certainty however the mapping and modelling of Earth's floor tactics, a lot of which at once have an effect on human societies. additionally, geomorphologists have gotten more and more concerned with the size of societal challenge fixing, via vulnerability research, risk and chance evaluation and administration. The paintings of geomorphologists is for this reason of major significance for catastrophe prevention. a global staff of geomorphologists have contributed their services to this quantity, making this a scientifically rigorous paintings for a large viewers of geomorphologists and different Earth scientists, together with these curious about environmental technological know-how, chance and threat evaluate, administration and policy.

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