Developments in Earth Surface Processes provides detailed expositions of some of the best new fieldwork, laboratory assessments, and original thinking on the physical processes that shape the landforms of the Earth's surface. Topics include a wide variety of spatially extensive, temporally controlled, and numerically robust presentations. Selected experts on diverse aspects of geomorphic process and resulting landform evolution are sought for new volumes. For more information about the series or how to submit a book proposal, please contact the Series Editor Jack Shroder at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Acquisition Editor, Susan Dennis at email@example.com.
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Neotectonism in the Indian Subcontinent: Landscape Evolution, Volume 22 examines tectonic resurgence in the Late Quaternary time of the Indian subcontinent embracing India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. The book focuses on the causes and consequences of tectonic events that fashioned the landscape of a land characterized by a fragmented framework. The narratives on the structural and geomorphic developments during the morphogenic phase of the geodynamic history of the Indian subcontinent explain many phenomena. These include the tremendous height and spectacular structural-geomorphic architecture of the Himalaya, and the behavior of wayward rivers in the sinking and rising Indo-Gangetic Plains.
In addition are the shifting, deflection, piracy and even disappearance of rivers and streams in the dry desertic terrane of western India, as well as the unique drainage pattern of the ruptured-rifted plateaus and coastal belts of Peninsular India. The formation of huge lakes due to river ponding in the stable continental shield in Karnataka is also explained. All these phenomena are accompanied by ample illustrations.
The book portrays the evolution of the extraordinary to marquee landforms and landscapes of the subcontinent constituted by multiple terranes of contrasted lithostructural architecture and distinctive geomorphic layout—each with an altogether different geological history. It chronicles events of crustal unrest or tectonic turmoil manifested as displacement, subsidence and uplift of the ground with bizarre drainage changes and episodic seismicity. This book caters to planners, engineers and hazard managers, but also satisfies the curiosity of those who are interested in understanding the formation of the Indian subcontinent.