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This four volume set begins by examining the knowledge of physical geography: from the quantitative revolution to current state of mathematical models. The principal environment spheres - for example, the biosphere - are examined to show the greater concern with environmental dynamics now central to the discipline. This work includes studies of environmental change, looking at short term as well as longer term change, and evaluating aspects of global change. Volume IV focuses on the total physical environment, examining human activity and human impact; environmental hazards; and applied physical geography.
SAGE Fundamentals of Geography is a series of authoritative Major Works in Human Geography and Physical Geography edited by internationally recognised scholars. The first two in the series are overview volumes on these two main subject areas. Taken together, these two sets demonstrate what is singular about the geographical imagination and the unique contribution its diverse perspectives makes to human science and natural science, as well as the link it provides between the human and the natural.
Volume One: The Scope of Physical GeographyPART ONE: RECENT EVOLUTIONThe Role and Relations of Physical Geography - R J ChorleyGeomorphology and General Systems Theory - R J ChorleyDevelopments in Physical Geography - R GardnerChanging Physical Environment and Changing Physical Geography - K J GregoryValuing Physical Geography - K J GregoryRestructuring Physical Geography - K J Gregory, A M Gurnell and G E PettsPrevious Actors and Current Influences - P Sims Trends and Fashions in Physical GeographyPART TWO: POSITION STATEMENTSParticulars in Context - L R Barrett Maintaining a Balance in Soil GeographyMethodology in Climatology - A M CarletonImaging Spectrometry - P J CurranThe Nature of Physical Geography - A S Goudie A View from the DrylandsAtmospheric Physiography and Meteorological Modelling - A Henderson-Sellers The Future Role of Geographers in Understanding ClimateEnvironmental Stability - M R MossBiogeomorphology Revisited - L A Naylor, H A Viles and N E A Carter Looking Towards the FutureGeography and the Physical Sciences Tradition - K S RichardsContemporary Philosophical Perspectives on Physical Geography with Emphasis on Geomorphology - B L Rhoads and C E ThornLilies and Peacocks - I G Simmons A View of BiogeographyPART THREE: CHALLENGESThe Re-Enchantment of Geomorphology - V R Baker and C R TwidaleChanging the Nature of Physical Geography - K J GregoryA Room with a View - K K Hirschboeck Some Geographic Perspectives on Dilettantism, Cross-Training and Scale in HydrologyNew Climatologists for a New Climatology - A W PerryMethodology, Scale and the Field of Dreams - J D PhillipsLaws, Contingencies, Irreversible Divergence and Physical Geography - J D PhillipsTheory, Measurement and Testing in 'Real' Geomorphology and Physical Geography - K Richards et alBeyond Pragmatism - B L Rhoads The Value of Philosophical Discourse for Physical GeographyBiogeography and Ecology in Crisis - P Stott The Urgent Need for a New MetalanguageTowards a Non-Equilibrium Ecology - S Sullivan Perspectives from an Arid LandVolume 2: Environmental DynamicsPART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF PROCESSGeographic Evaluation of Climatic and Climatogenetic Geomorphology - L Holzner and G D WeaverA Nine-Unit Hypothetical Landsurface Model - J B Dalyrmple, A J Conacher and R J BlongClimate, Models and Geography - A Henderson-SellersThe Future of Modelling in Physical Geography - M J KirkbyMagnitude and Frequency of Forces in Geomorphic Processes - M G Wolman and J P MillerRelative Scales of Time and Effectiveness of Climate in Watershed Geomorphology - M G Wolman and R A GersonPART TWO: SUMMARIES AND REVIEWSNatural Hazards - D AlexanderPhysical and Boundary Layer Climatology - A J Brazel et alHydrology - N J Clifford The Changing ParadigmGeomorphic Thresholds in Riverine Landscapes - M ChurchSubsurface Influences - D R CoatesHierarchies and Spatial Scale in Process Geomorphology - D H De Boer A ReviewGlacial Erosional Landforms - N F Glasser and M R Bennett Origins and Significance for PalaeoglaciologyGlacial Geomorphology - J M Harbor Modelling, Processes and LandformsEnvironmental Modelling - S LaneCoastal Geomorphology through the Looking Glass - D J Sherman and B O BauerThe Ecology of Erosion - J B ThornesSoil Processes and Their Significance - S TrudgillRainfall, Runoff and Erosion of the Land - D E Walling A Global ViewQuantifying Chaos in the Atmosphere - R W WashingtonTectonic Geomorphology, Uplift Rates and Geomorphic Response in New Zealand - P W WilliamsPART THREE: FUTURE DIRECTIONSFluvial Geomorphology - D G Smith Where Do We Go from Here?Downscaling General Circulation Model Output - R A Wilby and T M L Wigley A Review of Methods and LimitationsVolume Three: Environmental ChangePART ONE: SOME FOUNDATIONSEvidence for Environmental Change - M Bell and M J C WalkerThe Rate Law in Fluvial Geomorphology - W L GrafThe Future of the Past - F OldfieldTime, Space and Causality in Geomorphology - S A Schumm and R W LichtyGeomorphic Thresholds - S A Schumm The Concept and Its ApplicationsA Cycle of Sedimentation and Erosion in Urban River Channels - M G WolmanPART TWO: SUMMARIES, REVIEWS AND EXAMPLESEnvironmental Change in the Kalahari - A J Doughill, D S G Thomas and A L Heathwaite Integrated Land Degradation Studies for Nonequilibrium Dryland EnvironmentsThe Changing Human Impact - A S GoudieTropical Deforestation and Climate Change - K L O'BrienQuaternary Pollen Analysis - H Seppa and K D Bennett Recent Progress in Palaeoecology and PalaeoclimatologyThe Nature of Global Environmental Change - H O Slaymaker and T SpencerPast Climates and Future Greenhouse Warming - F A Street Perrott and N RobertsLate Quaternary Instability in the Humid and Sub-Humid Tropics - M F ThomasPART THREE: PROSPECTS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY LINKSSudden Climate Transitions during the Quaternary - J Adams, M Maslin and E ThomasFluvial Processes and Environmental Change - A G Brown and T Quine An OverviewLearning from the Past - A G Brown Palaeohydrology and PalaeoecologyThe Changing Geomorphology of the Humid Tropics - A GuptaLarge Increases in Flood Magnitude in Response to Modest Changes in Climate - J C KnoxThe East Antarctic Ice Sheet - D E Sugden Unstable Ice or Unstable Ideas?Changing Rates of Overbank Sedimentation on the Floodplains of British Rivers during the past 100 Years - D E Walling and Q HeVolume Four: Cultural Physical GeographyPART ONE: SOME FOUNDATIONSHuman Ecology (Cultural Ecology) - D AlexanderThe Realm of Cultural-Human Ecology - K W Butzer Adaptation and Change in Historical PerspectiveGeomorphic Engineering - D R CoatesEvaluating Environmental Potential - V GardinerPreface, Introduction, Propsect to Design with Nature - I L McHargTwenty Years of Systematic Physical Geography - M D Newson Issues for a 'New Environmental Age'Landscape and Environment - N Spedding Biophysical Processes, Biophysical FormsPART TWO: PERTINENT CONTRIBUTIONSTowards an Approach to Sustainable River Restoration - A Brookes and F D ShieldsThe Assessment of Land Resources - D A Davidson Achievements and New ChallengesGeomorphology and Natural Hazards - P A Gares, D J Sherman and K F NordstromDam Nation - W L Graf A Geographic Census of American Dams and Their Large-Scale Hydrologic ImpactsSustainable Development and Sustainable Landscapes - R Haines-Young Defining a New Paradigm for Landscape EcologyLandscape Ecology and Biogeography - J A KupferGeography and the Global Environment - D M LivermanEthics and Sustainability - M G Reed and O Slaymaker A Preliminary PerspectiveCultural Climatology - J Thornes and G McGregorPART THREE: FURTHER POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENTSDamage Control - W L Graf Restoring the Physical Integrity of America's RiversLand Reclamation and Deep Ecology - M J Haigh In Search of a More Meaningful Physical GeographyClimate Whispers - A Henderson Sellers Media Communication about Climate ChangeBiotechnology and Environmental Quality - A M MannionCivic Science and Global Environmental Change - T O'RiordanHuman Impacts on the Environment - J D Phillips Unpredictability and the Primacy of PlaceHuman Activity Transforming and Designing River Landscapes - K J Gregory A Review PerspectiveThe 'Real' World and Its Alternatives - I G Simmons
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