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By József Szabó (auth.), József Szabó, Lóránt Dávid, Dénes Lóczy (eds.)

Today, human influence at the setting, and particularly at the Earth’s floor, is clear. We more and more face the results of our interventions, and we needs to pay extra realization to the broader affects of our actions, which come with every thing from the extraction of fossil fuels to the impact of tourism. Anthropogenic geomorphology, because the research of ways guy impacts his actual surroundings, has hence constructed quickly as a self-discipline in contemporary decades.

This quantity offers assistance to scholars discussing the fundamental issues of anthropogenic geomorphology. The chapters disguise either its process, and its connections with different sciences, in addition to the best way the topic can give a contribution to dealing with functional difficulties. The e-book represents all fields of geomorphology, giving an creation to the variety of the self-discipline via examples taken from a number of contexts and sessions, and concentrating on examples from Europe.

It is not any coincidence that anthropogenic geomorphology has been gaining flooring inside of geomorphology itself. Its effects increase not just the theoretical improvement of the technology yet could be utilized on to social and financial matters. world wide, anthropogenic geomorphology is an critical and increasing a part of the Earth sciences curricula in larger schooling, making this quantity well timed and relevant.

Key subject matters: Anthropogenic Geomorphology - Dynamic equilibrium – Environmentalism - Geomorphic procedures - Human influence - Man-made landforms

József Szabó is Professor Emeritus on the division of actual Geography and Geoinformatics, collage of Debrecen. he's President of the Hungarian Geographical Society, a Corresponding Member of the CERG (Strasbourg) and a Member of the foreign Landslide learn workforce (Palo Alto, California). His learn fields are mass pursuits and different geomorphological techniques, land review, anthropogenic geomorphology, geomorphological dangers, and heritage of actual geography.

Lóránt Dávid is a faculty professor and Head of the dept of Tourism and neighborhood improvement at Károly Róbert collage, Gyöngyös. He has longstanding educating and learn adventure within the fields of anthropogenic geomorphology, environmental defense, tourism, and neighborhood improvement, and has labored as knowledgeable in a couple of executive programs.

Dénes Lóczy is an affiliate professor, Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences on the college of Pécs. From 2001 to 2005 he was once Secretary of the foreign organization of Geomorphologists (IAG/AIG). He has tested and chairs a operating crew on Human influence at the panorama (HILS). His learn pursuits are land evaluate, land use reviews, floodplain geomorphology, and panorama rehabilitation.

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Today, most of the glaciers are retreating and this is related to warming climate. It is also evident that human-induced climate change can also significantly alter the physical and chemical weathering of rocks. Despite all these apparently significant impacts of climate on geomorphic processes, some representatives of anthropogenic geomorphology do not consider human-induced climate change to be an impact of human origin. This is explained by the fact that during the Earth’s history, a number of major natural climate changes took place with significant geomorphological consequences, and it is practically impossible to decide to what degree the anthropogenic character of climatic factors can be taken into account in recent geomorphologic processes, whether a landform developed under decisively climatic influence can be regarded anthropogenic in origin.

Another key question of landscape ecology is the definition of landscape diversity as well as the analysis of its temporal changes. Tendencies are mostly indicated by the changes in the mosaic-like character of land use. Authors claim that the land-use diversity of European landscapes peaked during the first half of the 19th century (Atkins et al. 1998; Wascher 2005). At that time, due to the increase in the number of inhabitants, all arable land was occupied by agriculture, most of the techniques correcting production sites through irrigation, fertilization, deep tillage were not yet sufficiently widespread to influence the structure and functioning of the landscape.

Here, it should be emphasised that in order to minimise environmental damage, production activities of the society must be adjusted to the susceptibility of physical systems. References Bremer H (1989) Allgemeine Geomorphologie. Gebrüder Borntraeger, Berlin, Stuttgart Csorba P (1997) Tájökológia (Landscape Ecology). Kossuth Egyetemi Kiadó, Debrecen Haase G (1978) Zur Ableitung und Kennzeichnung von Naturraumpotentialen. Petermanns Geogr Mitt 122: 113–125 24 A. Kerényi Kerényi A (1995) Általános környezetvédelem (Environmental Protection).

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