Glaciers and Glaciation, 2nd edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 6/25/2010
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Glaciers and Glaciation is the classic textbook for all students of glaciation. Stimulating and accessible, it has established a reputation as a comprehensive and essential resource. In this new edition, the text, references, and illustrations have been thoroughly updated to give today's reader an up-to-the minute overview of the nature, origin, and behavior of glaciers and the geological and geomorphological evidence for their past history on earth. The first part of the book investigates the processes involved in forming glacier ice, the nature of glacier/climate relationships, the mechanisms of glacier flow, and the interactions of glaciers with other natural systems such as rivers, lakes, and oceans. In the second part, the emphasis moves to landforms and sediment, the interpretation of the earth's glacial legacy, and the reconstruction of glacial depositional environments and palaeoglaciology.

Table of Contents

Glacier Systems
Snow, Ice and Climate
Glaciers and Meltwater
Glacier Motion
Subglacial Processes
Supraglacial and Englacial Environments
Terrestrial Ice-Marginal Environments
Glacilacustrine and Glacimarine Environments
Erosional Forms and Landscapes
Sediment Facies
Landform Associations
Landsystems and Megageomorphology
Notations used in formulae
Grain size scales
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