Landscapes of Transition

Landform Assemblages and Transformations in Cold Regions

  • Kenneth Hewitt
  • Mary-Louise Byrne
  • Michael English
  • Gordon Young

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Landscape Assemblages and Transitions in Cold Regions

  3. Glacial and High Mountain Environments

  4. Cold Lowland and Coastal Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Michael W. Smith, Dan W. Riseborough
      Pages 121-139
    3. Mary-Louise Byrne, Jean-Claude Dionne
      Pages 141-158
    4. Joyce Lundberg, Stein-Erik Lauritzen
      Pages 185-203
    5. Janis E. Dale, Shannon Leech, S. Brian McCann, Glenda Samuelson
      Pages 205-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-246

About this book


This volume had its origins in an international symposium organised by the Cold Regions Research Centre, and held at Wilfrid Laurier University in November, 1999. The chapters are modified from a selection of the papers at the meeting, and reflect reviews and revisions in light of discussions then. The original idea for the meeting was to address certain questions that the organisers were encountering in their own work, and that we felt had received limited attention in the recent literature. The two broad issues we wanted to address were: the complex associations of actual landforms and processes in cold regions, and how the almost universal legacies of past, different cold environments of the late Quaternary affect these landscapes in the present. The former involves the problem of identifying landform and sediment complexes, and the interrelations of relevant processes. We sought to identify this in terms oflandform and sediment assemblages appropriate to regional and field-oriented concerns.


Delta Permafrost climate climate change

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth Hewitt
    • 1
  • Mary-Louise Byrne
    • 1
  • Michael English
    • 1
  • Gordon Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Wilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6037-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2037-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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