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System Theory in Geomorphology

Challenges, Epistemological Consequences and Practical Implications

Authors: von Elverfeldt, Kirsten

  • Bridges Geomorphology  to Human Geography as well as to other neighbouring disciplines
  • Presents a newly designed  theoretical framework that sets new standards within Physical Geography
  • Awarded the Dissertation prize 2010 of the German Working Group in Geomorphology of the DGfG and the Hans Bobek-prize of the ÖGG (Austrian Geographical Society)
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Empirical research needs a profound theory to be successful. This is the simple but, in its consequences, radical approach for this study in geomorphology. It critically analyses the current system understanding and offers a new view for a geomorphology that understands systems as being open but at the same time operationally closed, as self-organized, structure-building and potentially self-referential. Kirsten von Elverfeldt succeeds in designing a theoretical framework that sets new standards within Physical Geography. By using state-of-the-art concepts in system theory, it offers also new bridges to Human Geography as well as to other neighbouring disciplines.

This book was awarded the Dissertation prize 2010 of the German Working Group in Geomorphology of the DGfG and the Hans Bobek-prize of the ÖGG (Austrian Geographical Society).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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

    Elverfeldt, Kirsten

    Pages 1-12

  • Observation and Distinction: The Underlying Method

    Elverfeldt, Kirsten

    Pages 13-19

  • First Problem Area: Coherence of Basic Assumptions and Concepts

    Elverfeldt, Kirsten

    Pages 23-37

  • Second Problem Area: Openness and Determinacy

    Elverfeldt, Kirsten

    Pages 39-50

  • Third Problem Area: The Physical Basis

    Elverfeldt, Kirsten

    Pages 51-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
System Theory in Geomorphology
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Epistemological Consequences and Practical Implications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2822-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2822-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2821-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9522-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 142
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