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Glacial Geology: Ice Sheets and Landforms provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology. It is presented in a clear and concise format, which is not cluttered with unnecessary detail. During the Late Cenozoic period much of the northern hemisphere was extensively glaciated. This had a profound effect 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. These landforms and sediments tell a unique part of the story of the Cenozoic Ice Age. This book is about 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 in the glacial landscape.
|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|
Posted July 9, 2004
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.