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
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
"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)
- 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.