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Physical Geography

This guide highlights the library and internet resources for Physical Geography.

Defining Geomorphology

Geomorphology is the study of the nature and history of landforms and the processes which create them. Initially, the subject was committed to unravelling the history of landform development, but to this evolutionary approach has been added a drive to understand the way in which geomorphological processes operate. In many cases, geomorphologists have tried to model geomorphological processes, and, more recently, some have been concerned with the effect of human agency on such processes.

"geomorphology"  A Dictionary of Geography. Susan Mayhew. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.  Dartmouth College.  15 December 2008 

In the Library's collection

Most of the collection for Geomorphology can be found in the Kresge Physical Sciences Library in Fairchild Hall under the call number range GB 400 through GB 649.

Below are some of the relevant subject headings:

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Journal articles & titles

Articles and other writings about Geomorphology can be found in many publications. Our collection includes several journals which look at Geomorphology. To see the entire list, do the following subject search in the online catalog: "geomorphology periodicals."