Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: glaciers
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2004-03-18
List price: $73.95
ISBN-10: 0748740007
ISBN-13: 9780748740000

This book offers a comprehensive and detailed summary of our knowledge and understanding of glaciers and sets them within a global environment context. The text explains the significance both of recent advances in glaciology, and of teh many research problms that remain to be solved. The accessible style adopted in the text facilitates a clear understanding of glaciers and the role they play in global issues such as environmental change, geoorphology and hydrology. The use of complex mathematics is avoided as the reader is introduced to important concepts and techniques in modern glaciology su

Authors:C. Harris, J. B. Murto,
Publisher: Geological Society of Londo
Keywords: permafrost, glaciers, systems, cryospheric
Number of Pages: 161
Published: 2005-01-01
List price: $140.00
ISBN-10: 1862391750
ISBN-13: 9781862391758

The introduction of the term periglacial by Lozinski in 1909 to describe the cold-climate conditions in the zone adjacent to, but beyond, the Pleistocene glaciers encouraged the separate development of geocryological and glaciological research. Geological and geomorphological processes at the interface between glaciers and permafrost have, as a result, been given less attention than they warrant, and the influence of one on the other has in many respects been neglected. This book includes a collection of papers that emphasize glacier-permafrost interactions. Papers consider permafrost and its

Author: Sharp Robert P.
Publisher: Cambridge University Pre
Keywords: glaciation, glaciers, understanding, ice, living
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 1991-06-28
List price: $34.99
ISBN-10: 0521407400
ISBN-13: 9780521407403

Glaciers, so simple in chemical composition, are actually complex, vital entities. Far from being a passive chunk of ice, a glacier is a dynamic system, sensitive to its surroundings and constantly changing to adapt to its environment. An appreciation of the natural beauty of glaciers are created, how they behave, how they affect the environment and how they are eventually destroyed. Few people are untouched by glaciers. A significant part of the world’s population inhabits areas formerly covered by glacial ice, which left its marks on the land. Today, glaciers are only found in select p

Authors:Lynne Patchett, Robert Burns,
Publisher: Troll Communications Llc
Keywords: planet, glaciers
Number of Pages: 31
Published: 1993-10
List price: $4.95
ISBN-10: 081672752X
ISBN-13: 9780816727520

Describes the formation and movement of different types of glaciers, their effects on the land, and the animals and plants that inhabit them.

Authors:James Balog, Terry Tempest Williams,
Publisher: Rizzoli
Keywords: glaciers, vanishing, portraits, ice
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 2012-09-04
List price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 0847838862
ISBN-13: 9780847838868
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