The Environment of the British Isles: An Atlas

Paperback | January 1, 1995

byA. S. Goudie, D. Brunsden

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In this atlas the authors have brought together, in accessible form, a set of maps which portray a vivid picture of the physical environment of the British Isles. Each set of maps is accompanied by text that explains the nature and causes of the patterns that can be observed.The contents are broadly based, covering the geology, geomorphology, hydrology, climatolgoy, soils, biogeography, and seas of the British Isles and the human impact on each of these aspects. The maps are as uncomplicated as the subject matter allows and the text is designed to be accessible to awide range of readers. The book was prepared to celebrate the centenary of the Geographical Assocation. From it emerges a remarkable picture of the physical landscape. Together with its companion volume, Britiain in the 1990s: A Social and Economic Atlas, it provides a comprehensive overview of the British Isles.

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In this atlas the authors have brought together, in accessible form, a set of maps which portray a vivid picture of the physical environment of the British Isles. Each set of maps is accompanied by text that explains the nature and causes of the patterns that can be observed.The contents are broadly based, covering the geology, geomor...

Andrew Goudie is the author of Environmental Change (OUP) which has sold over 2,000 copies in its third edition (1992). He is President of the Geographical Association and a former Chairman of the British Geomorphological Research Group, and Deputy Leader of the International Karakoram Projects and Kora Project. He has been presented ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198741731

ISBN - 13:9780198741732

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`The text conveys a lot of information clearly and engagingly, with flashes of wit.'International Journal of Environmental Studies