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The Landforms of England and Wales

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Category: Science

Page: 394

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From the heights of the Fells and Snowdonia to the flat fenlands of East Anglia, from the bleakness of Dartmoor to the abundance of the Weald - England and Wales show a variety of landscape unparalleled in the world. In this book Andrew Goudie describes how and why such a complexity of landforms evolved, covering the region′s history from the earliest times to the present. Fully illustrated with line drawings, maps an dphotographs, and written by one of the foremost scholars of his generation, this is a book that will both inform and entertain.
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The History of the Study of Landforms - Volume 3 (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Robert P. Beckinsale

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Science

Page: 528

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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 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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Periglacial Processes and Landforms in Britain and Ireland

Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Science

Page: 308

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This 1987 book examines the intimate link between periglacial geomorphology and the fluctuating climates of the Quaternary Period in the British Isles. In the last two million years, ice sheets have covered northern Britain several times. In the south, at the limit of the glaciation, intense frost action and the formation of permafrost have influenced past and present landscapes. The first part of the book looks at areas of the world that have climates similar to periglacial Britain: Scandinavia, the Canadian Arctic, and alpine regions. Contributors then present data on periglacial landforms in the British Isles. Topics discussed include the periglaciation of upland Britain, ground ice depressions, and pingo remnants. The regions surveyed stretch from northern Scotland to the Isles of Scilly. The contributions are based on a conference held in late 1985 under the sponsorship of the International Geographical Union and the Quaternary Research Association of the United Kingdom.
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Sandstone Landforms

Author: Robert Young

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 163

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As very few studies on geomorphological aspects of sandstones exist, this book demonstrates the significance of landforming processes from geological, geochemical and dynamic points of view. The worldwide examples include classic areas of sandstone research such as the Colorado Plateau, Saxony, France and England, but also emphasize the sandstone lands of the southern hemisphere. The authors give evidence for climatic influences on sandstone landforms, taking into account geochemical weathering processes and detailed comparative studies, and a new classification based on structural and tectonic settings is outlined. This comprehensive study, including modern techniques, can be recommended not only to geomorphologists but also to sedimentologists and hydrologists.
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Soil Erosion and Sediment Redistribution in River Catchments

Author: Philip N. Owens

Publisher: CABI

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Category: Science

Page: 328

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This book reviews the major achievements recently made in soil erosion and sediment redistribution research and management, and identifies future requirements. The book presents work from key players in river basin soil erosion and sediment redistribution from sources to sinks, field to riverbank, from academia to policy and industry. It examines the developments made in three themes - measurement, modelling and management - and covers a variety of scales (in both time and space) and geographical locations.
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Great Britain

Author: J. B. Mitchell

Publisher: CUP Archive

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Category: Science

Page: 99

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Originally published in 1962, this volume comprises a series of essays on British geography by various authors. Covering both human and physical areas, the text provides an insight into the astonishing geographical variety of Britain. The respective themes of the essays are accordingly very different, portraying the essential variety of the subject matter. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in British geography and the development of geographical models.