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Supplements of Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria
Volume VII - 2005


Proceedings of the Conferences “Mountains and Plains”


Paradigmi e teorie della geomorfologia – Models and theories of Geomorphology

Pages 3-8


The main lines of thought upon the origin and evolution of the Earth sur face are drawn. The research has been developing, through the formu – lation of adapted paradigms, in the attempt to find one general theory for the morphogenesis. In spite of the high scientific and philosophical con – tents of some theories, the heuristic process until tod ay elaborated has not still allowed to reach the ambitious goal. The way already done in this direction has however concurred to accumulate an enormous amount of data and an advanced knowledge of the surface of our planer. Th erefore Geomorphology has become one fundamental part of the Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences.

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