This book is an introductory text on geomorphology, the science of landforms. The purpose of this book is to introduce modern geomorphology to students in India. The authors have explained state-of-the-art concepts and methodology using, as far as possible, case studies from India. In that sense this book is probably unique, being a departure from the other available textbooks that use examples from outside the tropics, mostly from North America and Western Europe.
In the last fifty years, geomorphology has discarded the traditional approach and revitalized itself with a greater understanding of processes. This change is reflected in the book by including both process geomorphology and its applications. It is designed to be comparable with other textbooks in the international market, but at the same time, is tailored specifically for India. It is profusely illustrated with line drawings and photographs. All the chapters end with a set of probing questions.
The book is an essential reading for all students of geography, geology and environmental sciences, with special focus on the tropical world.
Dr Vishwas S Kale, University of Pune and Dr Avijit Gupta, University of Leeds, UK, have been involved in university teaching and research in geomorphology and related subjects for about three decades.