"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an astonishing variety of altered hydrologic and sedi
The Physical Region and Primeval Landscape. European Settlement and Changes of Land Use. The Systematic Effects of Historical Agriculture on the Physical Landscape. Upland Gully Erosion and its Effects. The Tributaries: Zone of Early, Complex Changes of Process and Form. The Upper Main Valleys: Zone of Later Complex Changes of Process and Form. The Lower Main Valleys: Zone of Perennial Sedimentation. The Great Flood of August 2007 and its Implications. Conclusions. Index.