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The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology: Volume 3: Historical and Regional Geomorphology 1890-1950

By: RP Beckinsale and RJ Chorley

496 pages, B/w photos, maps, figures


Hardback | Dec 1991 | #25435 | ISBN: 0415056268
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This volume provides a global treatment of historical and regional geomorphic work as it developed from the end of the nineteenth century - which saw the burgeoning of eustatic theory, the concepts of isostasy and epeirogeny, and the first complete statements of the cycle of erosion and of polycyclic denudation chronology - to the hiatus of the Second World War. The book is subdivided into global and Davisian influences and historical and regional geomorphology. It sets out to describe and analyse many of the developments which have given rise to the rich and varied subject-matter of contemporary geomorphology. This book is the third volume in the definitive series, The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology . Volume 1 (1964) dealt with contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume 2 (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume 3 treats historical and regional themes during the classic' period of geomorphology, between 1890 and 1950. Volume 4, currently being prepared, will concentrate on studies of geomorphic processes and of Quarternary geomorphology, carrying these themes on into the second half of the twentieth century, which has been so dominated by them.


List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements PART I GLOBAL INFLUENCES 1. Crustal Changes 2. Climatic Changes 3. Eustatic Changes PART II DAVISIAN INFLUENCES 4. The Davisian Cycle in the USA and Germany 5. The Davisian Cycle in France and Britain 6. Geomorphology Worldwide PART III HISTORICAL GEOMORPHOLOGY 7. American Polycyclic Geomorphology 8. Henri Baulig and Eustatic Planation 9. The Subaerial-Marine Compositors 10. German Tectonic Geomorphology PART IV REGIONAL GEOMORPHOLOGY 11. Regional Classifications 12. Climatic Geomorphology Indexes Subject and Place Index Index of Persons

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