This unique treatment of geomorphology, first published in 1986, provides a comprehensive work to enable students to see the subject as a whole. Taking the concepts that run through the subject and cut across its standard divisions, the book summarises the history of intellectual debate in geomorphology and then describes modern developments, both pure and applied.
Table of Contents
1. The History of Geomorphological Debate in the Pre-Davisian Era 2. William Morris Davis: the Geographical Cycle of Erosion 3. Other Applications of the Cycle Concept 4. The Response in Britain to the Cycle: Denudation Chronology 5. The Continental Response to Davis’s Cycle 6. Pleistocene Geomorphology: the Impact of Environmental Change 7. Form 8. Process 9. Materials 10. Methods of Analysis 11. Background to Applied Studies 12. Environmental Hazards 13. Environmental Management 14. Resource Evaluation 15. Pure and Applied Geomorphology in Context