publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . 1899

The Geographical Cycle

Davis, William Morris;
  • Published: 01 Nov 1899
  • Publisher: JSTOR
Abstract
All the varied forms of the lands are dependent on—or, as the mathematician would say, are functions of—three variable quantities, which may be called structure, process, and time. In the beginning, when the forces of deformation and uplift determine the structure and attitude of a region, the form of its surface is in sympathy with its internal arrangement, and its height depends on the amount of uplift that it has suffered. If its rocks were unchangeable under the attack of external processes, its surface would remain unaltered until the forces of deformation and uplift acted again; and in this case structure would be alone in control of form. But no rocks are...
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free text keywords: Mining engineering, Land mass, Deformation (mechanics), Geology, Archaeology, Geography, Economic geography
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publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . 1899

The Geographical Cycle

Davis, William Morris;