R. A. Bagnold: A biography and extended bibligraphy

Colin R. Thorne, Philip J. Soar

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1996 is the centenary of the birth of Brigadier Ralph Alger Bagnold, FRS. To mark this important anniversary this paper presents a short biography of Bagnold and an extended bibliography of his published work. The purposes of the paper are firstly, to present a synthesis of the life and significant discoveries made by Brigadier Bagnold, secondly, to communicate something of the character of the man and his work to generations of researchers who have not had the chance to meet him at first hand, and finally, to use this Technical Supplement and Software Bulletin to make summaries of his theories, empirical findings and views on science accessible to students and scholars of physical geography, geomorphology and engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-991
JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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