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The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology by Kenneth John Gregory
  

The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology

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The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology by Kenneth John Gregory

Geomorphology is the study of the Earth's diverse physical land-surface features and the dynamic processes that shape these features. Examining natural and anthropogenic processes, The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology is a comprehensive exposition of the fundamentals of geomorphology that examines form, process, and applications of the discipline. Organized into five substantive sections, the Handbook is an overview of: * Foundations and Relevance: including the nature and scope of geomorphology; the origins and development of geomorphology; the role and character of theory in geomorphology; geomorphology and environmental management; and geomorphology and society * Techniques and Approaches: including observations and experiments; geomorphological mapping; the significance of models; process and form; dating surfaces and sediment; remote sensing in geomorphology; GIS in geomorphology; biogeomorphology; human activity * Process and Environment: including the evolution of regolith; weathering; fluids, flows and fluxes; sediment transport and deposition; hill slopes; riverine environments; glacial geomorphology; periglacial environments; coastal environments; aeolian environments; tropical environments; karst and karst processes * Environmental Change: including landscape evolution and tectonics; interpreting quaternary environments; environmental change; disturbance and responses to geomorphic systems * Conclusion: including challenges and perspectives; and a concluding review The Handbook has contributions from 48 international authors and was initially organized by the International Association of Geomorphologists. This will be a much-used and much-cited reference for researchers in Geomorphology, Physical Geography and the Environmental Sciences.

Reviews

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 centuryGeographical 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 ShakesbySwansea University


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.

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Publication date

30th April 2014

Author

Kenneth John Gregory

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Format

Paperback
648 pages

Categories

Geological surface processes (geomorphology)

ISBN

9781446295847

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