The study of hillslopes is a central element of geomorphology, and has been the cause of many of the major methodological disputes in the subject. This book describes the present state of knowledge of hillslope form, the results of measurements of hillslope form and points to unresolved problems in the understanding of it. The book deals with observed variations in hillslope form across the surface of the earth and concludes by examining the influence of man on hillslopes and assessing the contribution that the understanding of natural hillslopes may make to the management of man-made inclines.
`…a useful and extremely readable book. It should stimulate new research as well as suggesting new ways of analysing data that already exist. This is a book that all geomorphologists should read as a reminder that a major research frontier still exists and that one of the fundamental problems of geomorphology remains unsolved.' - Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
`…useful reading, covering many key areas…this text will have greatest success as an intermediate level undergraduate text book. Advanced students might wish to use it as a starting point, subsequently referring via the bibliography to more specialised books.' - Progress in Physical Geography