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Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology (Dover Earth Science) [Paperback]

Luna B. Leopold , M. Gordon Wolman , John P. Miller
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June 28, 1995 0486685888 978-0486685885 Trade Paperback Edition
This excellent text is a pioneering work in the study of landform development under processes associated with running water. Its primary emphasis is on subjects that were the focus of the authors' studies in both field and laboratory. Part I deals with the process of change in the evolving landscape. Part II explores process and form, and Part III, the effects of time.
In Part I, the relation of geomorphology to field problems is analyzed in studies of a mountain block in a semiarid climate, a meandering river cut into bedrock, and benches along a sea coast. Part Two contains studies of weathering, climate, and such denudational processes as flooding and erosion. Here, too, are examinations of the drainage basin as a geomorphic unit, water and sediment in channels, channel form and process, and hillslope characteristics and processes.
In Part III, the authors cover geochronology, drainage pattern evolution, channel changes with time, and the evolution of hillslopes. Two appendixes will help readers convert units and equivalents, and identify symbols and nomenclature. 1964 edition.

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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Earth Science
  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Trade Paperback Edition edition (June 28, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486685888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486685885
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #408,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars The classic of stream geomorphology January 27, 1999
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This book forms one of the foundations of the field of stream geomorphology from one of the founding fathers. I would recommend it as the basic text for someone serious about learning about fluvial geomorphology. Considerable work has been added to the field since Dr. Leopold's book was first published in 1964 but this forms a very good synthesis of a complex subject. As a civil engineer/geomorphologist, I have referred to this book many times over the past 25 years since I was one of his students at Berkeley. A great value in paperback.
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4.0 out of 5 stars award-winning author August 7, 2000
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Wolman won a medal in 2000 from the American Geophysical Union, and in the citation they said, "although written 35 years ago, it remains one of the most cited works in geopmorphology and was recently republished by Dover, not as a historical artifact but as required reading for the newest generation of fluvial geomorphologists. Brimming with clarity and literacy... a good bedtime read." (well... at least for those who want to understand stream morphology.)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Highly technical September 13, 2013
By Don D.
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The book is well written, well researched and well and truely packed with scientific stuff. It is not a light read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book September 8, 2013
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This is a classic text for geologists, hydrologists, and geomorphologists out there. The text is full of many great lessons and supporting diagrams.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant March 26, 2013
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Right from the opening paragraph you know your in for something different. This book will carry on the Leopold Wolman legacy for generations to come!
Don't think about it, just get it.
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