Glacier Ice

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The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than 100 photographs and a closely integrated, informed text. Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska is supplemented with ground-based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world. The authors clearly explain the ...
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Overview


The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than 100 photographs and a closely integrated, informed text. Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska is supplemented with ground-based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world. The authors clearly explain the features illustrated. Their discussion of the effects of glaciers on the landscape, formation and mass balance, flow and fluctuations, moraines, ogives, and surface details is fascinating for the general reader as well as the expert.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

American Scientist
The photographs are unique, for no one else 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.
Booknews
This volume pairs 100-plus photographs with a discussion of the effects of glaciers on the landscape, formation and mass balance, flow and fluctuations, moraines, ogives, and surface details. Included are aerial photographs of glaciers along the north Pacific coast of North America and the interior ranges of Alaska, supplemented with ground- based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world. Post is a glaciologist, formerly affiliated with the U.S. Geological Survey. LaChapelle is professor emeritus of geophysics and atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
American Scientist

'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.'

Scientific American

'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.'

Smithsonian

'All who enjoy the outdoors will appreciate this book; mountaineers will want to study it again and again.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295979106
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 742,195
  • Product dimensions: 9.99 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward R. LaChapelle is Professor Emeritus of geophysics at the University of Washington.

Austin Post, formerly a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a noted aerial photographer.

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Table of Contents

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
Glacier Flow 26
Glacier Fluctuations 33
Moraines 45
Glacier Surges 53
Ogives 61
Meltwater on Glaciers 74
Surface Details 81
Calving Glaciers 93
Glaciers, Volcanoes, and Jokulhlaups 103
Effects of Glaciers on the Landscape 111
Temperate, Subpolar, and Polar Glaciers 125
Glossary of Glacier Terms 139
Selected Bibliography 143
Photographic Credits 145
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2004

    Good basic introduction to glaciers with great b&w photos

    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.

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