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The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology Volume 4: Quaternary and Recent Processes and Forms (1890-1965) and the Mid-Century Revolutions

Product Code: HSL4
Series: GSL Miscellaneous Titles
Author/Editor: Edited by T.P. Burt, R.J. Chorley, D. Brunsden, N.J. Cox and A.S. Goudie
Publication Date: 05 December 2008
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This book is the fourth volume in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or The Development of Geomorphology. Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume 2 (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the ‘classic’ period of geomorphology, between 1890 and 1950. This volume concentrates on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology, carrying on these themes into the second part of the twentieth century, since when process-based studies have become so dominant. It is divided into five sections. After chapters dealing with geological controls, there are three sections dealing with process and form: fluvial, glacial and other process domains. The final section covers the mid-century revolutions, anticipating the onset of quantitative studies and dating techniques. The volume’s objective is to describe and analyse many of the developments that provide a foundation for the rich and varied subject matter of contemporary geomorphology. The volume is in part a celebration of the late Professor Richard Chorley, who devised its structure and contributed a chapter.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-249-8
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-249-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 1056
Weight: 2.0 kg

Contents

List of Figures
List of Plates
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Richard Chorley – an appreciation
Robert Beckinsale – an appreciation 

  • Prologue
PART I: GEOLOGICAL CONTROLS
  • Geology and Landforms
  • Tectonic and Related Landforms
  • Limestone Landforms, 1890–1965
PART II: FLUVIAL PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS
  • Weathering Processes and Forms
  • Mass Movement
  • River Channel Processes and Forms
  • Valley-side Slopes and Drainage Basins. I: Runoff and Erosion
  • Valley-side Slopes and Drainage Basins. II: Geometry and Evolution
PART III: GLACIAL PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS
  • The Quaternary
  • Glacial Erosional Processes and Forms: Mountain Glaciation and Glacier Geography
  • Glacial Depositional Processes and Forms
  • Periglacial Processes and Forms
PART IV: OTHER REGIONAL PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS
  • Geomorphology in the Humid Tropics 1890–1965
  • Developments in Dryland Geomorphology
  • Aeolian Processes and Forms
  • Coastal Landforms
  • Coral Reefs
PART V: THE MID-CENTURY REVOLUTIONS
  • The Mid-century Revolution in Fluvial Geomorphology
  • The Revolution in Palaeoclimatology Around 1970
Index

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