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Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales

  • Andrew Goudie
  • Piotr Migoń

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Andrew S. Goudie
    Pages 19-39
  3. Andrew S. Goudie
    Pages 41-55
  4. Andrew S. Goudie
    Pages 57-72
  5. David K. C. Jones
    Pages 73-101
  6. Filip Duszyński, Piotr Migoń
    Pages 103-118
  7. David A. Robinson
    Pages 119-143
  8. Roger Moore
    Pages 145-167
  9. Andrew S. Goudie, Piotr Migoń
    Pages 169-182
  10. Andrew S. Goudie
    Pages 183-199
  11. Robert J. Allison
    Pages 201-213
  12. Yanni Gunnell, David Jarman
    Pages 239-255
  13. David J. A. Evans
    Pages 257-268
  14. Jasper Knight, Stephan Harrison
    Pages 269-280
  15. Andrew S. Goudie
    Pages 297-315
  16. Philip L. Gibbard
    Pages 331-345

About this book


This book presents the geomorphological diversity of England and Wales. These regions are characterised by an extraordinary range of landforms and landscapes, reflecting both the occurrence of many different rock types and drastic climatic changes over the last few million years, including ice sheet expansion and decay.

The book begins by providing the geological and geomorphological context needed in order to understand this diversity in a relatively small area. In turn, it presents nearly thirty case studies on specific landscapes and landforms, all of which are landmarks in the territory discussed. These include the famous coastal cliffs and landslides, granite tors of Dartmoor, formerly glaciated mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District, karst of Yorkshire, and many others. The geomorphology of London and the Thames is also included.

Providing a unique reference guide to the geomorphology of England and Wales, the book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams, colour maps and photos, and written in an easy-to-read style. The contributing authors are distinguished geomorphologists with extensive experience in research, writing and communicating science to the public. The book will not only be of interest to geoscientists, but will also benefit specialists in landscape research, geoconservation, tourism and environmental protection.


Geomorphology of England and Wales Geological history Landscape evolution Geomorphological conservation and mangement Landslides and structural morphology Welsh landscapes

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Goudie
    • 1
  • Piotr Migoń
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Geography and the EnvironmentOxford UniversityOxfordUK
  2. 2.Institute of Geography and Regional DevelopmentUniversity of WrocławWroclawPoland

About the editors

Professor Andrew Shaw Goudie is a geographer at the University of Oxford specialising in desert geomorphology, dust storms, weathering and climatic change in the tropics. He is also known for his teaching and textbooks on human impacts on the environment. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of many books and papers, and has received numerous awards for his work. 

Piotr Migoń is a Professor of Geography at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. From 1997–2001 he was the Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) and was IAG Vice-President from 2009 to 2013. His publications include Geomorphological Landscapes of the World (2010), Granite Landscapes of the World (2006), the Encyclopedia of Geomorphology (co-editor, 2004) and many papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Professor Migoń is also the series editor for World Geomorphological Landscapes, published by Springer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Landscapes and Landforms of England and Wales
  • Editors Andrew Goudie
    Piotr Migoń
  • Series Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • Series Abbreviated Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-38956-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-38959-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-38957-4
  • Series ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-2104
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 612
  • Number of Illustrations 57 b/w illustrations, 396 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geomorphology
    Geoecology/Natural Processes
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“The new title in the World Geomorphological Landscapes series is an attractive addition, which will appeal to a broad audience. … Landscapes and landforms of England and Wales is beautifully produced, and it will serve as a standard for years to come.” (John Hiemstra, The Holocene, Vol. 30 (9), 2020)