The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology
- Kenneth J Gregory - University of Southampton, UK
- Andrew S Goudie - University of Oxford, UK
Environmental Studies/Physical Geography (General) | Geomorphology | Geomorphology
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.
This book is a very well source for geographers, geomorphologists, geologists and others, this work represents a comprehensive treatment of geomorphology.