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0471963445 1996 John Wiley & Sons. Brand New. This hardcover copy is in excellent condition. The text is unmarked/unread and the binding is sturdy. "Providing a comprehensive ... summary of glacial geology, this textbook explains how to interpret glacial landforms and sediments. It explains how glaciers move and how the processes of glacial erosion and deposition which operate within them are recorded." 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. The sale of this item benefits the Wichita Public Library. Read more Show Less

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This book provides a modern comprehensive summary of glacial geology. During the Late Cenozoic period much of the northern hemisphere was extensively glaciated. This had a profound affect on the nature of the landscape. In order to understand this landscape one must be able to identify and interpret the glacial landforms and sediments from which it is composed. In a clear and precise format, this book explains these landforms and sediments and provides the reader with the tools with which to interpret them. It shows how glaciers work and how the processes of glacial erosion and deposition which operate within them are recorded.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471963448
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Pages: 376

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Illustrations
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The History of Ice on Earth 7
Ch. 3 Mass Balance and the Mechanism of Ice Flow 29
Ch. 4 Glacial Meltwater 65
Ch. 5 The Processes of Glacial Erosion 83
Ch. 6 Landforms of Glacial Erosion 108
Ch. 7 Glacial Debris Transport 148
Ch. 8 Glacial Sedimentation on Land 167
Ch. 9 Landforms of Glacial Deposition on Land 215
Ch. 10 Glacial Sedimentation in Water 287
Ch. 11 Landforms of Glacial Deposition in Water 316
Ch. 12 Interpreting Glacial Landscapes 336
Index 357
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    Yes nyanfeather. Absolutely diamondshard. I hope you enjoy. Gtg bbl/tommorrow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2004

    Superb comprehensive text on glaciology

    This is a compact but highly detailed guide on glaciology. Includes numerous diagrams & covers both physics & geology. Recommended as a glaciology text or term paper source. Good readable level. Not cheap, but still under $100 which is good considering how specialized it is.

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