GCT-205: Advanced Geomorphology



Tectonism and geomorphology, Earth’s interior and its source of knowledge, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and associated features, folding and faulting. (15)


Dynamic agencies of denudation and their work: Fluvial, Glacial, Coastal, Aeolian and Karst topography, Morphogenetic regions. (15)


Denudation Chronology: Meaning and concept, Cycle of Erosion-Geographical Cycle of Davis, Penck’s model of cycle of erosion. Hill Slope development, views of W.M. Davis, Walther Penck, Allen Wood and L.C. King. (20)


Applied Geomorphology, Anthropogenic Geomorphology, Environmental  Geomorphology and recent trends in Geomorphology. (10)


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4.       Brierley, G.J. & Fryirs, K.A. (2005): Geomorphology and River Management, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford UK.

5.       Briggs, K. (1985): Physical Geography Process and System, Hodder and Stoughton, London.

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10.    Hart, M.G. (1986): Geomorphology Pure and Applied, George Allen and Unwin, London.

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13.    Moor, W.G. (1949):  A Dictionary of Geography, Penguin Books, England.

14.    Morgan, R.S. & Wooldridge S.W (1959): Outline of Geomorphology the Physical basis of Geography, Longmans Green, London.

15.    Robinson, Harry (1969): Morphology and Landscape, University Tutorial Press Ltd. London.

16.    Singh, Savindra (1998): Geomorphology, Prayag Pustak Bhavan ,Allahabad.

17.    Singh, Savindra (1991): Environmental Geography, Prayag Pustak Bhavan ,Allahabad.

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20.    Thomas, M.F. (1974): Tropical Geomorphology, Macmillan, London.

21.    Thornbury, W.D.(1969): Principles of Geomorphology, Wiley Easterrn Ltd. New Delhi.

22.    Wadia, D.N. (1993): Geology of India, Tata McGraw Hill Edition, New Delhi.

23.    Worcester, P. G. (1948): Textbook of Geomorphology, Princeton, D.Van, Nortrand.