The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of by Robert P. Beckinsale, Richard J. Chorley

By Robert P. Beckinsale, Richard J. Chorley

This quantity presents a world remedy of historic and local geomorphic paintings because it built from the tip of the 19th century to the hiatus of the second one global warfare. The e-book bargains with the burgeoning of the eustatic concept, the techniques of isostasy and epeirogeny, and the 1st whole statements of the cycle of abrasion and of polycyclic denudation chronology.

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He made a notable study of geosynclines (1900) and believed that when subsidence proceeds in a geosyncline, marine regression occurs over the adjacent coastlands, or, conversely, when compression and folding begin in a geosyncline, marine transgression affects the epicontinental areas (see, however, the work of Stille (1924)). For Haug, geosynclines were long, narrow mobile belts of accentuated deep-water sedimentation between stable blocks (some perhaps submerged as parts of oceans) (Haug 1907:166), very different from the marginal continental model of Schuchert and Stille.

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