The Sage Handbook of Geomorphology

The Sage Handbook of Geomorphology

By: Kenneth John Gregory (editor), Andrew S. Goudie (editor)Hardback

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Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and history in the discipline. Organized into four sections, the Handbook is an overview of: / Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology, the origins and development of geomorphology, the role and character of theory in geomorphology, the significance of models and abstractions to geomorphology / Techniques and Approaches: including geomorphological mapping, field observations and experimental design, remote sensing in geomorphology, quantifying rates of erosion, measuring fluid flows and sediment fluxes, dating surfaces and sediment, GIS in geomorphology, and modelling landforms and processes / Process and Environment: including rock weathering, the evolution of regolith, hill slopes, riverine environments, glacial environments, periglacial environments, coastal environments, desert environments, karst landscapes, environmental change and anthropogenic activity / Environmental Change: including geomorphology and environmental management, geomorphology and society, and planetary geomorphology This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.

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About Author

Ken Gregory obtained his BSc, PhD and DSc from the University of London, was made CBE in 2007 for services to geography and higher education, and is currently President of the British Society for Geomorphology. Research interests include river channel change and management, palaeohydrology and the development of physical geography, and he has written more than 140 papers, authored and edited 30 books including The Earth's Land Surface (2010) and The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology (2011). He has 3 Honorary degrees, and received the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1993), the Linton award of the BGRG (1999), and the Geographical medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (2000). Andrew Goudie is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and President of the British Institute in Eastern Africa.

Contents

Introduction to the Discipline of Geomorphology - Kenneth J. Gregory and Andrew Goudie PART ONE: FOUNDATION AND RELEVANCE Geomorphology: Its Early History - Andrew Goudie The Nature of Explanation in Geomorphology - Keith Richards and Nicholas J. Clifford The Role and Character of Theory in Geomorphology - Bruce L. Rhoads and Colin E. Thorn Geomorphology in Environmental Management - Peter W. Downs and Derek B. Booth Geomorphology and Society - Mathias Kondolf and Herve Piegay PART TWO: TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES Observations and Experiments - Michael Church Geomorphological Mapping - Mike J. Smith and Colin F. Pain The Significance of Models in Geomorphology: From Concepts to Experiments - Nicholas A. Odoni and Stuart N. Lane Process and Form - Richard Huggett Dating Surfaces and Sediments - Tony G. Brown Remote Sensing in Geomorphology - Tom G. Farr Geographic Information Systems in Geomorphology - Takashi Oguchi and Thad A. Wasklewicz Biogeomorphology - Heather Viles Human Activity and Geomorphology - Denes Loczy and Laszlo S to PART THREE: PROCESS AND ENVIRONMENTS The Evolution of Regolith - Graham Taylor Rock Surface and Weathering: Process and Form - David A. Robinson and Cherith A. Moses Fluids, Flows and Fluxes in Geomorphology - Andre G. Roy and Helene Lamarre Sediment Transport and Deposition - Jeff Warburton Hillslopes - David Petley Riverine Environments - Jim Pizzuto Glacial Geomorphology - John Menzies Periglacial Environments - Hugh French Coastal Environments - Colin D. Woodroffe, Peter J. Cowell, Mark E. Dickson Aeolian Environments - Joanna E. Bullard Tropical Environments - Michael Thomas and Vishwas Kale Geomorphology Underground: The Study of Karst and Karst Processes - D. C. Ford, and P. W. Williams, PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE Landscape Evolution and Tectonics - Paul Bishop Interpreting Quaternary Environments - Anne Mather Environmental Change - Martin Williams Disturbance and Responses in Geomorphic Systems - Jonathan D. Phillips PART FIVE: CONCLUSION Challenges and Perspectives - Mike Crozier, P. Bierman, Andreas Lang and Victor R. Baker Conclusion - Kenneth J. Gregory and Andrew Goudie

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/06/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412929059
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
  • ID: 9781412929059
  • ISBN10: 1412929059

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