Glaciers / Edition 2

Glaciers / Edition 2

by Michael Hambrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521828082

ISBN-13: 2900521828085

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"This new edition describes how glaciers grow and decay, how they move and how they influence human civilization." A lively running text develops these themes and is supported by over 200 photographs, taking us from the High-Arctic through North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and South America to the Antarctic. It builds on the first edition, including new…  See more details below

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"This new edition describes how glaciers grow and decay, how they move and how they influence human civilization." A lively running text develops these themes and is supported by over 200 photographs, taking us from the High-Arctic through North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and South America to the Antarctic. It builds on the first edition, including new chapters on Antarctica and Earth's ice age record, as well as many new photographs, now all in full colour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900521828085
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376

Table of Contents

1Earth, the icy planet1
2The glacier family11
3Birth, growth and decay of glaciers25
4Fluctuating glaciers43
5Ice on the move69
6Nature's conveyor belt101
7Ice and water117
8Antarctica : the icy continent137
9Glaciers and volcanoes161
10Shaping the landscape177
11Glaciers and wildlife203
12Benefits of glaciers227
13Glacier hazards241
14Living and travelling on glaciers271
15Earth's glacial record303
16Postscript : future prospects of glaciers335

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