On the history of humans as geomorphic agents

  title={On the history of humans as geomorphic agents},
  author={Roger Leb. Hooke},
  • R. Hooke
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Art
  • Geology
The human population has been increasing exponentially. Simultaneously, as digging sticks and antlers have given way to wooden plows, iron spades, steam shovels, and today’s huge excavators, our ability and motivation to modify the landscape by moving earth in construction and mining activities have also increased dramatically. As a consequence, we have now become arguably the premier geomorphic agent sculpting the landscape, and the rate at which we are moving earth is increasing exponentially… 

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