Geomorphology of Upland Peat: Erosion, Form and Landscape Change (RGS-IBG Book Series)

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The Geomorphology of Upland Peat offers a detailed synthesisof existing literature on peat erosion, incorporating new researchideas and data from two leading experts in the field. Presents the most detailed and current work to date Written in a style that is both intelligent and accessible Fully illustrated with original drawings and photographs Relevant and information for a broad audience working onorganic sediments in various environments

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"This book is a timely, comprehensive and authoritative overview ofrecent research on peatland erosion and geomorphological change. Itaddresses a vacant niche in the wetland literature and takesforward the peatland research agenda in new and interestingdirections."
--Dan Charman, University of Plymouth

"Peat is one of our most precious natural resources. Thisimportant textbook takes us through the many challenges ofresearching, understanding and restoring peatlands. Timely, instructive and comprehensive, this book has the distinction ofbeing essential to academics as well as practical conservationistsconcerned with peat."
--Des Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage and JointNature Conservation Committee

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Beginning with a comprehensive introduction to the history andglobal significance of peatlands, Geomorphology of UplandPeat offers a detailed synthesis of the existing literature onpeat erosion, while incorporating new research ideas and data fromtwo of the leading experts in the field. With damaging effectsranging from the exacerbation of water colour problems andreservoir sedimentation, to the disruption of the major role thatpeatlands play in the global carbon cycle, the erosion of uplandblanket peat is a critical environmental problem.

Presenting the most detailed work on the subject to date, thiscomprehensive summary is authoritative and accessible and adornedwith rich illustrations, photographs and original drawings. Whilemuch of the research focuses on upland mires in the UK, the novelapproaches and techniques presented in this volume will be of greatinterest and benefit to those working in a broader context oforganic sediments in other environments.

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