Lowland Floodplain Rivers

Geomorphological Perpectives
Author: Paul A. Carling
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 302
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A collection of essays by international experts designed to reflect the holistic nature of the river valley. Examines the reach scale, channel dynamics, floodplain development and the relationship between channels, floodplains and man in a global context based on specific models. Emphasizes the requirements of the modeler and the necessity of detailed field observation.

Environmental Change in Drylands

Biogeographical and Geomorphological Perspectives
Author: Andrew C. Millington,Kenneth Pye
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 456
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Encompasses a wide-ranging selection of peer-reviewed papers covering geomorphology and biogeography including research which has sought to integrate the two disciplines. The main division of articles has been made in terms of timescales of the studies in which the majority of evidence presented relates to environments before the last 1000 years.

Tracers in Geomorphology


Author: Ian D. L. Foster
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 560
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This book comprises selected and fully-refereed papers from the BGRG Annual Conference, 'Tracers in Geomorphology'. which was held in September 1998. The theme chosen for the conference reflects the growing interest amongst the geomorphological community in studies of fine sediment provenance and in the development of methods for tracing coarse sediments. Tracers in Geomorphology is the first book which contains a state-of-the-art review of the use of tracer technologies for coarse and fine sediment transport in a range of geomorphological environments and over a range of time-scales. It is divided into six sections; background and recent developments, atmospheric and hydrological tracers, tracers for investigating soil erosion and hill-slope processes, tracing fluvial sediments, tracers for coastal transport studies and tracers in palaeoenvironmental investigations. Authored by international experts in their field, this book will be of enormous value to postgraduates, researchers and professionals in the fields of geomorphology, hydrology, environmental, earth and soil science, coastal and catchment management.

Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment


Author: Duncan F. M. McGregor,Donald A. Thompson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471955115
Category: Nature
Page: 356
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Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment Edited by Duncan F. M. McGregor and Donald A. Thompson Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment highlights the practical application of geography to environmental management, through examination of the ways in which geomorphology is relevant to, and contributes to, proper management of land resources. Increasingly, effective land use is seen as dependent on the integration of geomorphological principles and practice within the decision-making process. The book elucidates the environmental effects of land management practices in terms of the geomorphological systems in which they take place and in the context of an environment subject to uncertainty and change. It critically reviews the progress of ‘applied geomorphology’ in addressing the issues of practical applicability of geomorphology, and then focuses on four major themes within this interaction: ground instability and land management; the effect of land use on the hydrological and erosional response of geomorphological systems; modelling geomorphological response to environmental change; and geomorphological aspects of the management of environmental risk. By integrating a wide range of case studies from the developed and the developing world, the book offers a distinctive insight into the range and utility of geomorphological research, and pointers for environmental planners and decision makers at all levels.

Process Models and Theoretical Geomorphology


Author: M. J. Kirkby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 417
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Multinational contributors present articles on a wide range of themes but with important convergences of interest on critical topics. A group of papers on tectonic and general approaches reviews the role of randomness in process models and provides a novel theoretical analysis of the relationships between tectonic and erosional forces. Selections on channel processes reflect current interest in gravel bed rivers, related to their widespread occurrence in mountain areas and in braided systems. Articles on valley heads bring together views from several, sometimes conflicting, research approaches. The final group of contributions illustrate the range of problems to which theoretical methods in geomorphology can now be applied.

Fluvial Processes and Environmental Change


Author: Antony Brown,Alan Geoffrey Brown,Timothy Quine
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 413
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This volume consists of twenty chapters addressing different aspects of the theme of fluvial processes and environmental change. The overall coverage is broad; scientifically, (from modelling to alluvial dating), geographically (from arid zone flash-flooding to glacial meltwaters) and in time (from contemporary process studies to the Quaternary). The introductory chapter sets the context, which is an attempt to show how studies of fluvial processes can help us in understanding and therefore predicting the impact of environmental change on our rivers, riverine resources and landscapes. Environmental change includes both climatic factors, however caused, and human impacts on river basins. The differentiation of these two factors is discussed in several chapters whilst others take a more holistic approach. Both climatic and human factors have, and will remain, to act together and so their interactions need to be understood. Fluvial Processes and Environmental Change is divided into five sections, commencing with the slope-catchment scale and proceeding to studies of channel response, then floodplain processes and floodplain response and finally two studies from glacierised basins. The volume originated as a two-day session of the British Geomorphological Research Group and contributors from Europe, the USA and Australia were included in order to provide a wide perspective on the topic. This book will be a valuable reference for postgraduates and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, Quaternary science, geology and environmental science.

Landform Monitoring, Modelling and Analysis


Author: Stuart N. Lane,Keith S. Richards,Jim H. Chandler
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 454
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Geomorphologists played a major role in the 1960s and 1970s in terrain research as the potential of the computer was realised for both storing and manipulating landform information. With growth in the subject area, further technological development, and a growing input from other disciplines, much of this research has moved into the domain of GIS and Remote Sensing, where the involvement of geomorphologists has inevitably been reduced, despite the importance of this type of research to geomorphology in general. This book comprises selected and full-refereed papers from a recent BGRG Annual Conference which was held with these issues in mind. The book contains both review and original and significant research papers that consider recent methodological developments in, and the constraints of, current terrain monitoring and modelling methods in geomorphology, along with the application of these methods to specific geomorphological problems. By providing up-to-date research by leaders in the field of terrain study this book will be of enormous value to undergraduates, research students and research scientists in geomorphology, mapping science and GIS and Remote Sensing, as well as those working in industry who use, or need to apply terrain research methods.

Aeolian Environments, Sediments and Landforms


Author: Andrew S. Goudie,Ian Livingstone,Stephen Stokes
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 325
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Aeolian Environments, Sediments & Landforms Edited by Andrew S. Goudie School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK Ian Livingstone School of Environmental Science, Nene University College, Northampton, UK and Stephen Stokes School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK This volume provides an overview of current and future trends in aeolian research. It is written by leading scientists from the UK, Canada, India, Australia and the USA, all of whom are actively involved in aeolian research. The book seeks to provide a comprehensive account of present aeolian processes, landforms and sediments, together with an analysis of past aeolian environments. Further, it looks at some of the anthropogenic pressures on aeolian processes, both on coasts and in deserts, and discusses some management solutions. The text is characterised by the wide perspective it provides and by the authority of its authors. Its fourteen chapters cover the history of desert dune studies, recent investigations of airflow and sand transport, sand seas, coastal dune dynamics, dune management, the physics of aeolian movement, wind erosion (especially of agricultural land), dust storms, loess deposition, the aeolian rock record, palaeoenvironments in the Quaternary, luminescence dating techniques, and aeolian research for the Millennium.

Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution


Author: D. A. Robinson,R. B. G. Williams
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 519
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Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution brings together a series of important studies on rock weathering by leading researchers, and illustrates the diversity of approaches and techniques that are currently being used by geomorphologists to study weathering processes and responses. The book commences with a number of research studies and review chapters on weathering processes and weathered products. This is followed by several discussions of the weathering of cut or dressed rock in urban and coastal environments. Contributors then examine the application of weathering and weathering rates to the dating of deposits or rock surfaces. The final section of the book comprises studies of the relationship between weathering and landforms in a variety of climatic environments. The contributions included in this book cover a wide range of topics and demonstrate the many advances that are being made by researchers investigating rock weathering. Some of the studies deal with state-of-the-art technology, others the very traditional geomorphological skills of observation and deductive reasoning, backed up as necessary by statistical analysis. This volume is the first collection of papers on weathering published for many years, and provides a wealth of information not just to geomorphologists but also to geologists, engineers, architects and archaeologists.

Landscape Sensitivity


Author: David S. G. Thomas,R. J. Allison
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 347
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Divided into three sections beginning with landscape sensitivity to geomorphic processes and climatic change along with overviews, case studies and modeling. The second part considers sensitivity regarding agricultural and pastoral land use issues. Lastly, it deals with sensitivity in relation to built environments.

Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Lakes and Reservoirs


Author: J. McManus,R. W. Duck
Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 278
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International contributors, active in their respective fields, draw attention to a wide spectrum of issues ranging from geochemical analysis using Chernobyl fallout identification and tracing to accretion studies of Pleistocene rhythmites. Numerous chapters deal with sites in Britain while others address problems from the Middle East. Several methods of geophysical exploration of lakes and reservoirs are used in unraveling sedimentary successions and distribution patterns.

A Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscape in Northamptonshire

The Raunds area project
Author: Jan Harding,Frances Healy
Publisher: English Heritage
ISBN: 1848021747
Category: Social Science
Page: 342
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The Raunds Area Project investigated more than 20 Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the Nene Valley. From c 5000 BC to the early 1st millennium cal BC a succession of ritual mounds and burial mounds were built as settlement along the valley sides increased and woodland was cleared. Starting as a regular stopping-place for flint knapping and domestic tasks, first the Long Mound, and then Long Barrow, the north part of the Turf Mound and the Avenue were built in the 5th millennium BC. With the addition of the Long Enclosure, the Causewayed Ring Ditch, and the Southern Enclosure, there was a chain of five or six diverse monuments stretched along the river bank by c 3000 cal BC. Later, a timber platform, the Riverside Structure, was built and the focus of ceremonial activity shifted to the Cotton 'Henge', two concentric ditches on the occupied valley side. From c 2200 cal BC monument building accelerated and included the Segmented Ditch Circle and at least 20 round barrows, almost all containing burials, at first inhumations, then cremations down to c 1000 cal BC, by which time two overlapping systems of paddocks and droveways had been laid out. Finally, the terrace began to be settled when these had gone out of use, in the early 1st millennium cal BC.

Books in Print


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

A Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscape in Northhamptonshire


Author: Jan Harding,Frances Healy,Aidan Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bronze age
Page: 324
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The Raunds Area Project investigated more than 20 Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the Nene Valley. From c 5000 BC to the early 1st millennium cal BC a succession of ritual mounds and burial mounds were built as settlement along the valley sides increased and woodland was cleared.Starting as a regular stopping-place for flint knapping and domestic tasks, first the Long Mound, and then Long Barrow, the north part of the Turf Mound and the Avenue were built in the 5th millennium BC. With the addition of the Long Enclosure, the Causewayed Ring Ditch, and the Southern Enclosure, there was a chain of five or six diverse monuments stretched along the river bank by c 3000 cal BC. Later, a timber platform, the Riverside Structure, was built and the focus of ceremonial activity shifted to the Cotton 'Henge', two concentric ditches on the occupied valley side.From c 2200 cal BC monument building accelerated and included the Segmented Ditch Circle and at least 20 round barrows, almost all containing burials, at first inhumations, then cremations down to c 1000 cal BC, by which time two overlapping systems of paddocks and droveways had been laid out. Finally, the terrace began to be settled when these had gone out of use, in the early 1st millennium cal BC.

Inland Flood Hazards

Human, Riparian, and Aquatic Communities
Author: Ellen E. Wohl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624190
Category: Science
Page: 498
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This edited volume was originally published in 2000 and presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of issues related to inland flood hazards. It addresses physical controls on flooding, flood processes and effects, and responses to flooding, from the perspective of human, aquatic, and riparian communities. Individual chapter authors are recognized experts in their fields who draw on examples and case studies of inland flood hazards from around the world. This volume is unusual among treatments of flood hazards in that it addresses how the non-occurrence of floods, in association with flow regulation and other human manipulation of river systems, may create hazards for aquatic and riparian communities. This book will be a valuable resource for everyone associated with inland flood hazards: professionals in government and industry, and researchers and graduate students in civil engineering, geography, geology, hydrology, hydraulics, and ecology.

Grundlagen naturnaher Gewässergestaltung

Geomorphologische Entwicklung von Fließgewässern
Author: Klaus Kern
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642579582
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Das Schlagwort der 90er Jahre heißt naturnahe Gewässerentwicklung. Der Autor vermittelt fundierte Grundlagenkenntnisse und zeigt an Beispielen, anschaulichen Tabellen und anhand konkreter Planungshinweise für den Flußbau, wie sich naturnahe Entwicklungen praktisch in Gang setzen lassen.