Fractal River Basins–Chance and Self-organization



The first question a reader might ask is, how could anyone write a 547-page book on fractal river basins? Actually, the content of Fractal River Basins—Chance and Self-Organization is considerably broader than is indicated by the title. The general problem of the erosional evolution of landforms is considered, and background material on the underlying concepts of fractals, multifractals self-affinity, and self-organized criticality is given. The book is generally well written and is highly recommended to anyone who has an interest in theoretical geomorphology from the modern point of view. Cambridge University Press has done its usual excellent job of production, and the price is not unreasonable for such a specialized volume.