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Process Geomorphology Paperback – November 19, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0697344113 ISBN-10: 0697344118 Edition: 4th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 4 edition (November 19, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0697344118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0697344113
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,276,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Having used Process Geomorphology in the past, I intend to return to it for all of my future sections. It is really the only viable, modern, and up-to-date text suitable for undergraduates." --Richard H. Bailey, Northeastern University

"An excellent textbook and now a classic. This is my current #1 candidate for next fall semester s textbook." --Daniel Dugas, New Mexico State University

"I've always had a good experience using this textbook and will continue with the latest edition. The digital figures are especially useful for lectures." --Frank Heitmuller, University of Southern Mississippi --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Title of related interest also by Waveland Press: Bloom, Geomorphology: A Systematic Analysis of Late Cenozoic Landforms, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577663546). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Received the book in just a few days after ordering, the packaging kept the book in good shape as well.
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The book often spent a whole paragraph explaining why it didn't have time to go into detail on a particular subject, which I thought was kind of ironic.
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I used this book in a geomorphology class I took and feel that it contained a wide range of topics, with good detail about each.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John A. Luczaj on August 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a very well illustrated book, but it has one serious flaw if it is being used by geologists. It doesn't give much/any attention to the structural control of features on the landscape. (i.e., how folds and faults in bedrock control fluvial erosion, etc.). This is standard in many geomorphology texts. Unfortunately, the other good Geomorphology books are out of date from the 1990s.

Meteorite impact craters have gained much more attention lately as well, and they also deserve at least a few pages of attention. Otherwise, I'd give it 4 or 5 stars.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Herman Jackson on September 12, 2009
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I am currently teaching a university level geomorphology course using this text and find myself constantly wishing I had chosen another. I have five primary complaints about the book.

1) Some of the tools required to make a book like this one truly useful are simply missing or inadequate. Geomorphology is a terminology-laden science, and the lack of a glossary is a very significant shortcoming of the book. A good glossary - one including page references to detailed explanations/descriptions in the text would greatly increase the value of the book. The index is also deficient. In preparation for the course I began by creating several exercises that I definitely wanted to use, and in more than one case couldn't find an index reference to an important concept or term. However, in scanning the appropriate chapter the item is not only included but given considerable treatment. One example may help to make the point. The Hjulstrom diagram is the most accessible tool for students to relate current velocity to transported particle size despite the date of Hjulstrom's original work (1939). Hjulstrom is not included in the index though his 1939 paper is included in the list of references, and the diagram is included in the text.

2) Overall the book (fourth edition) has the appearance of a rough draft comprised of diagrams and pieces of text hurriedly cobbled together with emphasis on completeness rather than continuity, leaving need for a careful editing. As a result the text does not flow and explanations are sometimes so sketchy that someone not already familiar with the material will probably find it to be essentially unreadable.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Josh on September 25, 2001
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Ritter's book "Process Geomorphology" is one of the better books available to elementary students in Geomorphology. The book is divided into logical categories and contains a plethora of useful diagrams, maps and graphs. This book is especially useful for those who have had only a little background in Physical Geology or Earth History and want to explore earth processes such as weathering, erosion, fluvial and eolian processes at depth. It is worthy of a read and is worth the price. 4 Stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MyChele Twin2 on September 19, 2007
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This book is very detailed, even explaining the common sense concepts. The writer asks questions that I would not be interested in asking or knowing the answers to,then gives the answer. For someone who would like to specialize in the study of geomorphology, this book may be more interesting. For me, is was very boring to read, and too detailed to absorp the general concepts.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Brzinski on March 24, 2008
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This is a solid introductory geomorphology book. As a scientist from another field (physics) I needed a basic reference to understand notation and the basic foundations of geomorphology, specifically dealing with sediment transport, and this was a good match. It's not a textbook I'd buy if I didn't need it, but it's a very helpful source.
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By Pedro García on December 26, 2013
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It is a very god book about general Geomorphology. I hope you can advertise new and updated books related to tropical geomorphology
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This text was for a geomorphology class I took recently. While I find geomorphology quite interesting, this text is DENSE at times. It took me quite a bit of time to get through some of the material (especially slope stability and fluvial processes). I recommend ordering another geomorphology text to accompany this one. You can get main ideas from the easier to understand text and look at this one for specific details. I found myself often referencing back to my intro. geography book. Also, the authors' writing leaves some things very open ended and the professor didn't like that the book left out information on geologic time scale.
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This book is extremely detailed and in depth . . . but good grief is it a snore to read. This is clearly 'college - level" reading as in it makes a great reference book, but not something you would want to just pick up and read as a refresher.
On the more cheerful side: I bought this on Amazon for about $65 which was way cheaper than the $110 the college book store wanted, so that lessens the sting. I considered selling it back, but I have heard (unconfirmed) that a replacement is on its way next year so I would have got about $10. Instead I will keep it as reference as it is a good source for such things and it does not eat much.
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