The study of landforms is becoming increasingly scientific. This book, first published in 1971, attempts to do justice to the work done in the last few decades, but strives to avoid a too uncritical acceptance of contemporary trends. The author first examines the fundamental characteristics and basic postulates of geomorphology. He then seeks to define the systematic stages through which the study of the landforms of a given area might proceed. Examples are drawn from a wide geographical range with emphasis on presenting examples of actual observations and measurements. The final section presents concise descriptions of simple and inexpensive methods of acquiring field data in landform study.
1. Definitions, Nature and Basic Postulates 2. Landforms and Structure 3. Physical, Chemical and Biological Basis of Geomorphological Processes 4. Inter-Relationships Between Processes and Landforms 5. Landforms and Time