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The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology: Volume 5: Geomorphology in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

Product Code: M0058
Series: GSL Memoirs - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by T.P. Burt, A.S. Goudie and H.A. Viles
Publication Date: 20 October 2022
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Memoir 58

Co-published with British Society for Geomorphology

This volume is the fifth 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) with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis and Volume 3 (1991) covered historical and regional themes during the ‘classic’ period of geomorphology (1890–1950). Volume 4 (2008) concentrated on studies of geomorphological processes and Quaternary geomorphology between 1890 and 1965; by the end of this period, process-based studies had become dominant. Volume 5 builds on this platform, covering in detail the revolutionary changes in approach that characterized the study of geomorphology in the second half of the twentieth century. It is divided into three sections: the first deals with changes in approach and method; the second with changes in ideas and the broader scientific context within which geomorphology is studied; and the final section details advances in research on processes and landforms. 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 twenty-first century geomorphology.

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Related title: 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 Revolution

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Published online on the Lyell Collection 21/10/2022.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786205643
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 438
Weight: 1.65 kg


Goudie, A. S., Burt, T. P. and Viles, H. A. The global transformation of geomorphology

Eckardt, F. D. Geomorphology from Earth orbit 1957–2000

Anderson, D. E. Revolution in techniques: temporal

Martin, Y. E. Modelling in geomorphology: the digital revolution

Church, M. Physical experiments in geomorphology

Summerfield, M. A. Plate tectonics and macrogeomorphology

Migoń, P. Long-term landform evolution

Dadson, S. J. Geomorphology and Earth system science

Bridgland, D. The role of geomorphology in the Quaternary

Goudie, A. S. The impacts of humans on geomorphology

Griffiths, J. S. and Lee, E. M. Geomorphology in environmental management 1965–2000

Duszyński, F., Ford, D. C., Goudie, A. S. and Migoń, P. Rock properties and rock-controlled landforms

Trudgill, S. T., Goudie, A. S. and Viles, H. A. Weathering processes and forms

Burt, T., Pinay, G., Worrall, F. and Howden, N. Slopes: solute processes and landforms

Viles, H. A. Biogeomorphology5

Kirkby, M. J. Hillslope form and process: history 1960–2000+

Brain, M. J. and Rosser, N. J. Mass movements

Boardman, J., Poesen, J. and Evans, M. Slopes: soil erosion

Ferguson, R. I., Lewin, J. and Hardy, R. J. Fluvial processes and landforms

Spencer, T. and French, J. R. Coastal processes and landforms

Goudie, A. S. Aeolian processes and landforms

Burn, C. R. and Lewkowicz, A. G. Permafrost geomorphology

Evans, D. J. A. and Evans, I. S. Glacial processes and landforms

Micallef, A., Krastel, S. and Savini, A. Submarine geomorphology

Conway, S. J. Planetary geomorphology

Slaymaker, O. Epilogue: personal reflection on geomorphology during 1965–2000 and geomorphological futures


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