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New Zealand Landscape: Behind the Scene tells the story of New Zealand through the subject of geomorphology, a branch of earth science at the interface of geology and geography. Geomorphology is informally described as the ‘science of scenery’, and as with every science, ideas evolve as the research frontier advances.
Users will find an early 21st century interpretation of the New Zealand landscape, an interpretation that rests on, and draws from, a rich foundation of ideas bequeathed by predecessors who have had the privilege of exploring, researching, and enjoying this corner of the Pacific.
- Tells a geological and geographical story with questions that are addressed and answered in the course of the book
- Written in an accessible style for both researchers and students
- Features full-color photos of the beautiful New Zealand landscape
Geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, earth scientists, Resource planners and managers, and anyone interested in the science and history of the New Zealand landscape
- Creation of Zealandia
2. Emergence of New Zealand
3. Volcanic landscapes
4. Wearing it down
5. Rivers and their landscapes
6. Karst, subterranean rivers and caves
7. Glaciations and climate change
9. Living in the landscape
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- © Elsevier 2017
- 23rd May 2017
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Professor Williams has had a long-standing research interest in geomorphology and hydrology and is a Fellow of the International Association of Geomorphologists. He is co-author of the seminal reference text ‘Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology’ and a senior advisor to IUCN/UNESCO concerning natural World Heritage.
Emeritus Professor, School of Environment, University of Auckland, New Zealand
"Emeritus Professor Paul Williams’ new book, which explains New Zealand through the lens of a geomorphologist, is very welcome. ‘New Zealand Landscape: Behind The Scene’, at 482 pages in length and supported by plentiful colour illustrations and photographs, is an impresive tome of knowledge and insight into the New Zealand landscape." --Geoscience Society of New Zealand Newsletter