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 a wide 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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Author Biography - A. S. Goudie
Denys Brunsden is Chairman of the Working Party for Collaboration in International Geomorphology and President of the International Association of Geomorphologists. He is a former President of the Geographical Association, Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society, and Chairman of the British Geomorphological Research Group. He has held visiting lectureships at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and at Louisiana State University. His accolades include the Gill Memorial Award from the Royal Geographical Association, and the Association of American Geographers Honours.