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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1993)

Document title

Geomorphology as science : the role of theory

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RHOADS B. L. ; THORN C. E. ;

Abstract

The most useful view of geomorphology as a science is one in which theory is seen as central, but fragile, and in which theory and observation are viewed symbiotically with theory providing the generative force and observation providing a vital policing role. Much of the current debate in geomorphology centers around differences in characteristics of theory, type of scientific arguments, and metaphysical perspectives among investigators working at different temporal scales. Full recognition and understanding of these differences are essential for developing a unified approach to the science of geomorphology

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1993, vol. 6, no4 [pp. 287-307]

Bibliographic references : 82 réf.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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