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First published in 1971 and long out of print, Glacier Ice is reissued in a completely redesigned edition.
Austin Post, formerly a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a noted aerial photographer. Edward R. LaChapelle is professor emeritus of geophysics and atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.
'The photographs are unique, for no one has taken so many extensive glacier-survey flights, and very few others possess the feeling for glaciers and alpine terrain expressed in these photographs...Glacier Ice is recommended highly for the glaciologist, geologist, mountaineer, or just anyone fascinated with the beauty of nature.'
'The text is a masterpiece of scientific pedagogy, fitting and explaining the photographs very well; the book will speak eloquently to the tyro but should not let down the expert.'
'All who enjoy the outdoors will appreciate this book; mountaineers will want to study it again and again.'
|List of Illustrations||vi|
|Preface to the Revised Edition||xi|
|Preface to the Original Edition||xii|
|Glacier Formation and Mass Balance||3|
|Major Surface Features of Ice||15|
|Meltwater on Glaciers||74|
|Glaciers, Volcanoes, and Jokulhlaups||103|
|Effects of Glaciers on the Landscape||111|
|Temperate, Subpolar, and Polar Glaciers||125|
|Glossary of Glacier Terms||139|
Posted July 9, 2004
I found this a suitable resource for research on glaciers because what it does best is describe properties of ice that I had not been aware of. Glaciers in black & white are very pleasing to the eye so this book is suitable even to a photo enthousiast. Inexpensive basic guide to glaciers. Would be great for high school students. Good supplement for college student as it is highly readable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.