1st Edition

The History of the Study of Landforms - Volume 3
Historical and Regional Geomorphology, 1890-1950

ISBN 9780415568012
Published November 12, 2009 by Routledge
524 Pages

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Book Description

This volume provides a global treatment of historical and regional geomorphic work as it developed from the end of the nineteenth century to the hiatus of the Second World War. The book deals with the burgeoning of the eustatic theory, the concepts of isostasy and epeirogeny, and the first complete statements of the cycle of erosion and of polycyclic denudation chronology.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Global Influences  1. Crustal Changes  2. Climactic Chnages  3. Eustatic Changes Part 2: Davisian Influences  4. The Davisian Cycle in the USA and Germany  5. The Davisian Cycle in France and Britain  6. Geomorphology Worldwide  Part 3: Historical Geomorphology  7. American Polycyclic Geomorphology  8. Henry Baulig and Eustatic Planation  9. The Subaerial-Marine Compositors  10. German Techtonic Geomorphology  Part 4: Regional Geomorphology  11. Regional Classifications  12. Climactic Geomorphology 

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`Beckinsale and Chorley have accomplished the third stroke of a masterwork. There is plenty to read and ponder as the fourth volume is awaited.' - Geographical Review

`This is a story deserving of telling, and the authors are to be commended for taking on such a Herculean task. This book is truly a gold mineof historical information about the science of geomorphology.' - Geomorphology