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The Scientific Nature of Geomorphology

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Edited By: BL Rhoads and CE Thorn

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #55593 | ISBN: 0471968110
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About this book

This volume is devoted to the philosophical and methodological components of the discipline and provides an overview of the discipline.


Contents

Theory, Observation, Hypotheses and Models in Geomorphology; The Methodological Roles of Theory in Science; Observation in Geomorphology; Hypotheses and Geomorphology Reasoning; Theoretical Models in Geomorphology; Methodological Issues in Geomorphologic Inquiry; The Role of Geohistorical Methods in Geomorphological Reasoning; The Relevance of Flume Experiments in Fluvial Geomorphology; Applied Mathematics and Physically-based Modelling in Geomorphology; Parameterization and Uncertainty in Geomorphological Modelling; Deterministic Complexity, Testability and Predictability in Geomorphic Systems; Relationships of Geomorphology to Geology and Ecology; Geography's Contribution to Geomorphology; Ecology and Geomorphology; Practical and Philosophical Issues in Geomorphology; Geomorphology and Public Policy for Restoration of Impounded American Rivers; Space, Time and the Mountain; Toward a Philosophy of Geomorphology. (Part contents)

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