System Theory in Geomorphology

Challenges, Epistemological Consequences and Practical Implications

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ISBN: 978-94-007-2821-9 (Print) 978-94-007-2822-6 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Book Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    (System-)Theoretical Thinking: A Challenge to Geomorphology?

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    Pages 13-19

    Observation and Distinction: The Underlying Method

  4. Problem areas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21

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      Pages 23-37

      First Problem Area: Coherence of Basic Assumptions and Concepts

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      Pages 39-50

      Second Problem Area: Openness and Determinacy

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      Pages 51-66

      Third Problem Area: The Physical Basis

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      Pages 67-84

      Fourth Problem Area: Equilibria

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      Pages 85-90

      Fifth Problem Area: Complexity and Non-Linearity

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      Pages 91-98

      Tentative Conclusions in Two Steps

  5. Consequences and Implications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99

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      Pages 101-116

      Epistemological Consequences

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      Pages 117-126

      Practical Implications

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      Pages 127-133

      Meeting the Challenge … An Approach to a Geomorphological System Theory

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      Pages 135-136

      Summary

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 137-139