Originally published in this form in 1971, the content of this book was originally part of a larger composite volume ‘Water, Earth and Man’ (1969) which provided a synthesis of hydrology, geomorphology and socio-economic geography. This volume brings together the systematic theme of physical hydrology while maintaining a link with the original book which emphasised the benefit of the study of water being considered in the widest sense within the physical and social environments.
Preface. Introduction R. J. Chorley and R. W. Kates 1. The World Hydrological Cycle R. G. Barry 2. The Basin Hydrological Cycle Rosemary J. More 3. The Drainage Basin as the Fundamental Geomorphic Unit R. J. Chorley 4. Precipitation R. G. Barry 5. The Assessment of Precipitation John C. Rodda 6. Evaporation and Transpiration John C. Rodda 7. Soil Moisture M. A. Carson 8. Infiltration, Throughflow and Overland Flow M. J. Kirkby 9. Ground Water J. P. Watts 10. Open Channel Flow D. B. Simons 11. The Hydrology of Snow and Ice Melvin G. Marcus 12. The Flood Hydrograph John C. Rodda 13. River Regimes Robert P. Beckinsale 14. Long-term Precipitation Trends R. G. Barry
Richard J. Chorley was known as a leading figure in quantitative geography in the late 20th Century and played an instrumental role in bringing the use of systems theory to geography. This set of 7 reissued works either edited by or written by Chorley offers a great wealth of scholarship on geography and geomorphology.