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The Earth’s Dynamic Surface

 The Earth's Dynamic SurfaceA complete book, and a complete solution for GS Preliminary Test. UNIQUE, EXCEPTIONAL EXTRORDINARY QR code guided video presentation of the chapters in a documentary form

The Earth's Dynamic Surface is a trend setter book on Geology, Earth Sciences and Geomorphology. Though many books have been written on the subject, and Savindra Singh’s book being one of them which has been completely traditional. This book incorporates the traditional, as well as modern concepts, which could be comprehensive yet fundamental and which could be useful for Earth Science, Geology, Geography as well as non-Geography students.

The Earth’s Dynamic Surface attempts to answer some of the most fundamental questions of Geomorphology in a language that 21st century demands. It departs from traditional books in that it is most upto date in its presentation of facts and eliminates many obsolete concepts. In a sense this book is more scientifically produced than any other book on Geomorphology previously written in India. Still, throughout the book, the link with the basics and the fundamentals has been maintained.

The book has been completely designed. The layout and make-up of the pages is such that students belonging to different categories can use it alike. Essential scientific models, concepts and terms (particularly for deeper knowledge of the subject) are explained in boxed sections which are separated from the text in order to facilitate the use of the book with wide academic background and interest.

Contents of the Book

Section—A: Introduction

1-Basic Concepts

Section—B: The Earth


  • Igneous
  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic

3. Interior of the Earth

4. The Crust

  • Continental Crust
  • Oceanic Crust
  • Origin and Evolution of the Earth’s Crust
  • Continental and Oceanic Crust: A comparison
Section-C: Endogenetic Processes and Landforms
  1. Earth Movements
  2. Continental Drift
  • Wegener’s Theory
  • Palaeomagnetism
  • Sea Floor Spreading

Plate Tectonics

  • Plate Movement
  • Mechanism
  •  Problems
  •  Plate Tectonics and Crustal Features


8. Volcanism

  • Distribution
  • Magma Generation
  • Intrusive Features
  • Extrusive Features

9. Earthquakes


11. Orogeny (Mountain Building)

Section-D: Exogenic Processes and Landforms

12. Denudation

  • Weathering
  • Mass-Wasting
  • Erosion

13. Fluvial Landforms

  • Characteristics of River
  • Erosional Landforms
  • Depositional Landforms

14. Channel Morphology

15. Ground Water and Geohydrology

16. Karst Landforms

  • Factors Favouring Karst Development
  • Erosional Features
  • Depositional Features

17. Marine Landforms

  • Erosional Features
  • Depositional Features

18. Aeolian Landforms

  • Origin of Sand
  • Erosional Features
  • Depositional Features

19. Glacial Landforms

  • Movement of Glaciers
  • Erosional Features
  • Depositional Features

20. Periglacial Landforms

  • Periglacial Processess
  • Periglacial Features

21. Erosion Surfaces

Section-E: Endogenic—Exogenic Interaction

22. Geomorphic Cycles

  • Views of Davis
  • Views of Penck
  • Davis and Penck: A comparison
  • Views of King

23. Slope Development

24. Denudation Chronology

25. Rejuvenated Landforms

  • Causes of Rejuvenation
  • Features Produced by Rejuvenation

26. Eustatic Changes


27. Economic Geology

28. Applied Geomorphology

  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendix-I — Geological Period
  • Appendix-II — Basic Facts on Earth
  • Appendix-III  — Theories in Geomorphology
  • Appendix-IV — Glossary


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