Landscapes and Landforms of India

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ISBN: 978-94-017-8028-5 (Print) 978-94-017-8029-2 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Physical Environment and Geomorphic History

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      Pages 1-1

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      Geological and Tectonic Framework of India: Providing Context to Geomorphologic Development

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      Pages 15-23

      Past and the Present Climate of India

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      Pages 25-37

      Geomorphic History and Landscapes of India

  3. Main Geomorphic Provinces

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      Pages 39-39

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      Pages 41-52

      Himalayan Landscapes of India

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      Pages 53-63

      Indus-Ganga-Brahmaputra Plains: The Alluvial Landscape

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      Pages 65-78

      The Indian Peninsula: Geomorphic Landscapes

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      Pages 79-90

      The Thar or the Great Indian Sand Desert

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      Pages 91-101

      The Indian Coastline: Processes and Landforms

  4. Landforms and Landscapes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-113

      The Siachen Glacier: The Second Longest Glacier Outside the Polar Regions

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      Pages 115-124

      Ladakh: The High-Altitude Indian Cold Desert

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      Pages 125-133

      The Vale of Kashmir: Landform Evolution and Processes

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      Pages 135-142

      Duns: Intermontane Basins in the Himalayan Frontal Zone

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      Pages 143-149

      The Chambal Badlands

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      Pages 151-156

      The Kosi Megafan: The Best-known Himalayan Megafan

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      Pages 157-164

      The Sikkim-Darjeeling Himalaya: Landforms, Evolutionary History and Present-Day Processes

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      Pages 165-172

      The Brahmaputra River in Assam: The Outsized Braided Himalayan River

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      Pages 173-180

      The Meghalaya Plateau: Landscapes in the Abode of the Clouds

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      Pages 181-187

      The Sundarbans and Bengal Delta: The World’s Largest Tidal Mangrove and Delta System

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      Pages 189-194

      The Spectacular Belum and Borra Caves of Eastern India

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      Pages 195-201

      Granite Landforms of the Indian Cratons

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