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The history of the study of landforms; or, The development of geomorphology,
by Richard J. Chorley, Antony J. Dunn [and] Robert P. Beckinsale.
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[London] Methuen [1964]
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v. : ill.
ISBN
0415056268 (v. 3)
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[London] Methuen [1964]
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0415056268 (v. 3)
contents note
v. 1. Contributions to 1890 -- v. 2. The concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis -- v. 3. Historical and regional geomorphology 1890-1950 -- v.4. Quaternary and recent processes and forms (1890-1965) and the mid-century revolutions.
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1047108
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-12:
The third of a series (v.1, CH, May'65; v.2, 1973; a fourth is in preparation), this volume traces the development of historical and regional concepts in geomorphology, with emphasis on the contributions of US, French, and German scientists, from 1890 to 1950. It contains four parts: (1) Global Influences; (2) Davisian Influences; (3) Historical Geomorphology; and (4) Regional Geomorphology, all incorporating many important concepts in geomorphology, including the early ideas of crustal tectonics and climatic change, the polycyclic and eustatic developments from the erosion cycle, and regional classification. The result is an eclectic, comprehensive review that will benefit research geomorphologists and historians of science. The volume is well written and well produced. It provides some impressive bibliographic and index resources and is complemented by photographs of the scientists whose work it reviews and by relevant figures. Unfortunately, the last are not always clearly legible when they have been reproduced from earlier publications. But this is a minor criticism of an important volume that will be required in all research libraries in the earth sciences.-N. Caine, University of Colorado
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Summaries
Main 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.
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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 the eustatic theory and the concepts of isostasy - to the Second World War.
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Provides a global treatment of historical and regional geomorphic work as it developed from the endof the nineteenth century - which saw the burgeoning of the eustatic theory and the concepts of isostasy - to the Second World War.
Main Description
As the third volume in the definitive seriesThe History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology, this volume sets forth a comprehensive analysis of the developments which have given rise to the rich and varied subject of contemporary geomorphology. This volume covers the historical and regional themes of the "classic" period of geomorphology (1890-1950) and is subdivided into sections which cover historical and regional geomorphology, and global and Davisian influences. The first volume in the series (1964) covered contributions to the field up to 1890. Volume II (1973) dealt with the concepts and contributions of William Morris Davis. Volume IV, currently in preparation, will be concerned with the study of geomorphic processes and of Quaternary geomorphology.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Global Influences
Crustal Changes
Climatic Changes
Eustatic Changes
Davisian Influences
The Davisian Cycle in the USA and Germany
The Davisian Cycle in France and Britain
Geomorphology Worldwide
Historical Geomorphology
American Polycyclic Geomorphology
Henri Baulig and Eustatic Planation
The Subaerial-Marine Compositors
German Tectonic Geomorphology
Regional Geomorphology
Regional Classifications
Climatic Geomorphology Indexes Subject and Place
Index
Index of Persons
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