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History of geomorphology : from Hutton to Hack ; [proceedings of the 19th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium]

Author: Keith J Tinkler
Publisher: Boston [u.a.] : Unwin Hyman, 1989.
Series: , 19.'">Binghamton" Symposia in Geomorphology international series, 19.
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To satisfy both scientists interested in the development of their discipline as well as historians fascinated by the milieu of past science, this book covers a range of subjects in the field,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongressbericht
Named Person: John T Hack; James Hutton; John T Hack; James Hutton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith J Tinkler
ISBN: 0045511381 9780045511389
OCLC Number: 246319441
Description: XI, 344 S : ill.
Contents: On the nature of geo-history, with reflections on the histioriography of geomorphology, Gordon L.Herries Davies; Les Meconnus - 18th-century French pioneers of geomorphology, Francois Ellenberger; worlds apart - 18th century writings on rivers, lakes and the terraqueous globe, Keith Tinkler; James Hutton's role in the history of geomorphology, Dennis R.Dean; the turning of the worm - early 19th-century concepts of soil in Britain - the development of ideas and ideas of development, 1834-1843, Brian T.Bunting; James Forbes on the Mer de Glace in 1842 - early quantification in geomorphology, Frank F.Cunningham; "extraordinary and terrifying metamorphosis" - on the seismic causes of slope instability, David Alexander; from colonial science to scientific independence - Australian reef geomorphology in the 19th century, D.R.Stoddart; European science in high Asia - geomorphology in the Karakoram Himalaya to 1939, Kenneth Hewitt; eustasy to plate tectonics - unifying ideas on the evolution of the major features of the earth's surface, R.P.Beckinsale and R.D.Beckinsale; reconstructing the chronology of Lake Bonneville - an historical review, Dorothy Sack; different aspects of Polish geomorphology - palaeogeogrphic, dynamic and applied, Leszek Starkel; a tribute to John Hack by his friends and colleagues, Waite R.Osterkamp; a perspective on geomorphology in the 20th century - links to the past and future, John D.Vitek.
Series Title: Binghamton" Symposia in Geomorphology international series, 19.
Responsibility: ed. by K.J. Tinkler.

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