By: Hooke, J. M.
Based on papers presented at a symposium held at the Institute of British Geographers' Conference at Portsmouth, January 1987. Contributors discuss how geomorphology can, and should, be incorporated into environmental policies, planning, and management. Coverage ranges from agricultural land use to urban planning. Leading authorities with practical experience of applications discuss what sort of geomorphological information is needed, to whom or where it should be directed, and how policies need to be formulated or changed. Each study is followed by a case study. Included are examples of the detrimental consequences and costs of ignorance of geomorphological processes in environmental planning.
Title: Geomorphology in Environmental Planning
Publisher: Somerset, New Jersey, U.S.A., John Wiley & Sons Inc: 1988
ISBN Number: 0471919888
ISBN Number 13: 9780471919889
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Seller ID: 097147
Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked. "This book examines the interaction between geomorphology and public policies. The concern is with policy areas which affect the physical landscape and the processes acting within it. It focuses not only on the impact of present policies but also on identification of policy needs and on the design and implementation of policies." 274 pages.