Discovering Landscape in England & Wales

Author: A.S. Goudie,R. Gardner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401122989

Category: Science

Page: 177

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Here is a guide to the most beautiful and important sites of geological interest in England and Wales. Grouped by region, with clear topographical and geological maps, it may be used as a field-guide by students of geology and geography, as well as by interested walkers and ramblers.

Essential Mapwork Skills

Author: Simon Ross

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748764617

Category: Education

Page: 128

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This work aims to develop students' mapwork techniques and interpretation skills through a variety of different map and photographic resources. Activities for all skill levels from foundation through to advanced level are included.

Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales

Author: Andrew Goudie,Piotr Migoń

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303038957X

Category: Science

Page: 612

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This book presents the geomorphological diversity of England and Wales. These regions are characterised by an extraordinary range of landforms and landscapes, reflecting both the occurrence of many different rock types and drastic climatic changes over the last few million years, including ice sheet expansion and decay. The book begins by providing the geological and geomorphological context needed in order to understand this diversity in a relatively small area. In turn, it presents nearly thirty case studies on specific landscapes and landforms, all of which are landmarks in the territory discussed. These include the famous coastal cliffs and landslides, granite tors of Dartmoor, formerly glaciated mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District, karst of Yorkshire, and many others. The geomorphology of London and the Thames is also included. Providing a unique reference guide to the geomorphology of England and Wales, the book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams, colour maps and photos, and written in an easy-to-read style. The contributing authors are distinguished geomorphologists with extensive experience in research, writing and communicating science to the public. The book will not only be of interest to geoscientists, but will also benefit specialists in landscape research, geoconservation, tourism and environmental protection.

Geomorphological Processes and Landscape Change

Britain In The Last 1000 Years

Author: David L. Higgitt,E. Mark Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439942X

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The expert contributors to this cutting edge volume provide 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. 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. Find out more information about the RGS-IBG journals by following the links below: AREA: The Geographical Journal: Transactions of the Insititute of British Geographers:

Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

Author: Russell Lande,Professor of Biostatistics Steinar Engen,Steinar Engen,Bernt-Erik Sæther,Professor of Population Ecology Bernt-Erik Saether

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198525257

Category: Philosophy

Page: 212

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1. Demographic and environmental stochasticity -- 2. Extinction dynamics -- 3. Age structure -- 4. Spatial structure -- 5. Population viability analysis -- 6. Sustainable harvesting -- 7. Species diversity -- 8. Community dynamics.

The Historic Landscape of Devon

A Study in Change and Continuity

Author: Lucy Ryder

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 1905119968

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 932


The 19th century historic landscape of Devon developed from earlier patterns of landholdings and settlement that are, today, not always easily discernible on the ground. The study of Tithe Survey landholdings, field-names, and associated documentary evidence, together with the physical evidence of change and development through field and settlement pattern can be used to elucidate the relationship between field and settlement morphologies and patterns of 19th-century landholding. The combined evidence for three case-study areas – the Blackdown Hills, Hartland Moors, and the South Hams – is examined in detail though the creation, manipulation, and querying of a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) database. Key issues addressed include: how far back patterns of 19th century landholding can be traced, or projected, back into the medieval period; the occurrence and extent of open field farming in Devon; and the spread of nucleated and dispersed settlements. Looking beyond the physical aspects of landscapes, the idea of landscape pays and the identification of regional differences in the study of the historic landscape are investigating revealing how closely entwined are the physical and social landscapes of this historic county.