A short history of geomorphology
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Geology series
This book, first published in 1985, is a comprehensive guide to the main ideas in the history of geomorphology.
It traces the development of thinking on landforms, with material ranging from the ancient world to the present day.
The main areas covered are the Renaissance, the explosive growth of the Natural Sciences in the nineteenth century and the impact of the Second World War.
The papers and theories of specialists like James Hutton, John Playfair and W.M.
Davies are presented and discussed and the final chapters reflect on future change, based on the past and speculation on possible developments.
Balance is maintained between the dual importance and dominance of English and North American contributions to the subject, and quite substantial research was undertaken to provide a more complete approach to some areas hitherto neglected.