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Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment
     

Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment

by Duncan F. M. McGregor (Editor), Donald A. Thompson (Editor)
 

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,

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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.

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Explores how geomorphology and geomorphological hydrology can contribute to good land-use planning decisions, and the environmental effects of land management practices in terms of the geomorphological systems in which they are implemented. Reviews recent developments in applied geomorphology and looks critically at some of the issues, especially its degree of practical applicability. After general topics, focuses on the four themes of ground instability and land management, the effect of land use on the hydrological and erosional response of geomorphological systems, modelling geomorphological responses to environmental change, and geomorphological aspects of the management of environmental risk. Most of the 18 papers are from a January 1993 conference in London. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471955115
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/20/1995
Series:
British Geomorphological Research Group Symposia Series , #11
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.88(h) x 1.10(d)

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