(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Planetary landscape systems : a limitless frontier

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BAKER V.R. (1 2) ;
(1) Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Planetary Sciences, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, ETATS-UNIS


If it is to be a complete science of landforms and landscapes , geomorphology is not appropriately limited geographically to the terrestrial portions of Earth's surface. Various systems of landforms and their generative processes are best understood in a full planetary context. Geomorphological inquiry is not appropriately limited in its philosophical presumptions to the reductionist views that have so successfully guided much of physics. Holistic thinking, exemplified by some aspects of evolutionary biology, and a systems framework may prove to be particularly fruitful for understanding future extraterrestrial discoveries and the general nature of landforms and landscapes


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no9 [pp. 1341-1353]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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