Sorry about my disappearance last night, but as Chris said, I was working in the Buttery making lovely toasties
And I did offer help with essays, just e-mail me with random questions, would rather some questions than "Hey this is my title what should I do?"
Also bear in mind I have work to do too
arkbar - dude your title is easy, all you have to do is describe the 2 different ways that isostacy occurs (I can't remember what they are, but you will find them in Strahler and Stralher or
Fundamentals of the Physical Environment)
secret daughter - Robbie made some good points about it, but he also made one fatal mistake that all scientists make when it comes to essays, he didn't read the very first couple of words in the title - "Critically evaluate" - then he told you to "argue a point" - NOOOOOOOOO, you're not arguing, you're "critically evaluating" - therefore you have to look at both sides of the argument at hand (which is, in this case, whether the denudation and all that stuff does affect PRESENT (not pangea and all that) land surfaces) - so look at evidence that would suggest they DO affect it and also evidence that suggests it DOESN'T - most evidence will say that it will affect it, but any that says against would be good as that's you being "critical" - make sure also not to be too like "Oh this is definitely like this" - BE CRITICAL! lol
Anything else, give me a buzz
Oh - just realised you said this:
"Although, what other factors are there? Climte, relief, lithology i suppose?
I didnt think it was pangea either, but it says land surface, not landforms, which confuzzled me...."
There are other factors, but don't stray away too much, it's not asking you about that! You need to concentrate on what's in the title, describe what they mean about denudation and tectonic effects - don't talk too much about things that they don't want you to talk about. If they wanted to know about climate, they would've asked you about climate
Land surface - it's just whatever land is above the water. Pangea is the first mass of land at the beginning of earth's time, this has split up into all the continents and all that, so you need to look at how tectonic activity and denudation affects anything that is above the water
OK I really must go do some work now
Lots of Love