Landscapes on the Edge: New Horizons for Research on Earth's Surface
Committee on Challenges and Opportunities in Earth Surface Processes; National Research Council
NAS Press | 2010 | ISBN: 0309140242 0309140250 9780309140256 9780309140249 | 181 pages | PDF | 23 MB
This book identifies nine grand challenges in this emerging field of study and proposes four high-priority research initiatives. The book poses questions about how our planet's past can tell us about its future, how landscapes record climate and tectonics, and how Earth surface science can contribute to developing a sustainable living surface for future generations.