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The Sage Handbook of Geomorphology


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Introduction to the Discipline of Geomorphology - Kenneth J. Gregory and Andrew Goudie PART ONE: FOUNDATION AND RELEVANCE Geomorphology: Its Early History - Andrew Goudie The Nature of Explanation in Geomorphology - Keith Richards and Nicholas J. Clifford The Role and Character of Theory in Geomorphology - Bruce L. Rhoads and Colin E. Thorn Geomorphology in Environmental Management - Peter W. Downs and Derek B. Booth Geomorphology and Society - Mathias Kondolf and Herve Piegay PART TWO: TECHNIQUES AND APPROACHES Observations and Experiments - Michael Church Geomorphological Mapping - Mike J. Smith and Colin F. Pain The Significance of Models in Geomorphology: From Concepts to Experiments - Nicholas A. Odoni and Stuart N. Lane Process and Form - Richard Huggett Dating Surfaces and Sediments - Tony G. Brown Remote Sensing in Geomorphology - Tom G. Farr Geographic Information Systems in Geomorphology - Takashi Oguchi and Thad A. Wasklewicz Biogeomorphology - Heather Viles Human Activity and Geomorphology - Denes Loczy and Laszlo S to PART THREE: PROCESS AND ENVIRONMENTS The Evolution of Regolith - Graham Taylor Rock Surface and Weathering: Process and Form - David A. Robinson and Cherith A. Moses Fluids, Flows and Fluxes in Geomorphology - Andre G. Roy and Helene Lamarre Sediment Transport and Deposition - Jeff Warburton Hillslopes - David Petley Riverine Environments - Jim Pizzuto Glacial Geomorphology - John Menzies Periglacial Environments - Hugh French Coastal Environments - Colin D. Woodroffe, Peter J. Cowell, Mark E. Dickson Aeolian Environments - Joanna E. Bullard Tropical Environments - Michael Thomas and Vishwas Kale Geomorphology Underground: The Study of Karst and Karst Processes - D. C. Ford, and P. W. Williams, PART FOUR: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE Landscape Evolution and Tectonics - Paul Bishop Interpreting Quaternary Environments - Anne Mather Environmental Change - Martin Williams Disturbance and Responses in Geomorphic Systems - Jonathan D. Phillips PART FIVE: CONCLUSION Challenges and Perspectives - Mike Crozier, P. Bierman, Andreas Lang and Victor R. Baker Conclusion - Kenneth J. Gregory and Andrew Goudie

About the Author

Ken Gregory obtained his BSc, PhD and DSc from the University of London, was made CBE in 2007 for services to geography and higher education, and is currently President of the British Society for Geomorphology. Research interests include river channel change and management, palaeohydrology and the development of physical geography, and he has written more than 140 papers, authored and edited 30 books including The Earth's Land Surface (2010) and The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology (2011). He has 3 Honorary degrees, and received the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society (1993), the Linton award of the BGRG (1999), and the Geographical medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (2000). Andrew Goudie is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford and President of the British Institute in Eastern Africa.


Geomorphology has been substantially transformed over the past couple of decades and it is fitting that the peak international body should generate a comprehensive description at this time. The book provides an overview of the whole discipline, instructive to those insiders who may have become absorbed in one of its many branches as well as to those outside the discipline, bringing them up to date on the state of geomorphology in the early 21st century
Geographical Research [The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is] aimed primarily at academics, researchers and postgraduate students... The handbook considered here comprises 33 chapters written and co-written by 49 contributors from around the world, but predominantly from North America, the UK and Australia. It is edited by two eminent and committed British geomorphologists with long careers and impeccable credentials for the task... [The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology] provides excellent up-to-date summaries of the current state of knowledge and reading lists for different areas of the subject, as well as succinct reviews of different stages of the historical development of the discipline.
Richard A Shakesby
Swansea University

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