- Provides an overview of geomorphological process activity and landscape change in Britain over the past 1000 years.
- The range of the book is unusually broad, encompassing hillslope, valley floor and floodplain, fluvial, estuarine and coastal processes.
- Considers the relevance of technological and conceptual approaches to understanding landscape dynamics.
- Examines key process environments highlighting significant trends and the influence of human activity, and incorporating examples and modelling.
- Encourages geographers to look forward to the challenges that geomorphology faces in the new millennium.
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About the Author
Mark Lee is Senior Research Associate, Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal Management at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. As a consultant geomorphologist he has extensive experience of working on engineering geomorphology projects (especially coastal management) in UK and overseas. Has written numerous papers in geomorphological literature including authoring the recent DoE overviews on soil erosion and landsliding in the UK.
Table of ContentsList of Figures vii
List of Tables xi
List of Contributors xiii
Figure Acknowledgements xvii
Chapter 1 A Brief Time of History 1 David L. Higgitt
Chapter 2 Back A'long: a Millennial Geomorphology 27 Denys Brunsden
Chapter 3 The Evolution of Hillslope Processes 61 David K. C. Jones
Chapter 4 Valley-floor and Floodplain Processes 90 Barbara T. Rumsby
Chapter 5 Fluvial Processes 116 Janet M. Hooke
Chapter 6 Estuaries and Coasts: Morphological Adjustments and Process Domains 147 E. Mark Lee
Chapter 7 Sediment Transfer in Upland Environments 190 David L. Higgitt, Jeff Warburton and Martin G. Evans
Chapter 8 Fine Particulate Sediment Transfers in Lowland Rural Environments 215 Ian D. L. Foster
Chapter 9 Living with Natural Hazards: the Costs and Management Framework 237 E. Mark Lee
Chapter 10 Geomorphology for the Third Millennium 269 David L. Higgitt and E. Mark Lee
Geographical Index 289
Subject Index 293
What People are Saying About This
"This significant and timely volume provides a contemporary body of information on the function of geomorphological processes in landscape and environmental management in human history." Choice
"I enjoyed this particular journey through time, which contains some thought-provoking (though invariably qualitative) observations on the making of the British landscape." Basil Gomez, Annals of the Association of American Geographers