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Glacial Geology : Ice Sheets and LandForms

Glacial Geology : Ice Sheets and LandForms - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471963455

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ISBN13: 978-0471963455
ISBN10: 0471963453
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Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 1996
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Glacial Geology : Ice Sheets and LandForms - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471963455

Mathew R. Bennett and Neil F. Glasser

ISBN13: 978-0471963455
ISBN10: 0471963453
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

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 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. 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.

Table of Contents

The History of Ice on Earth.

Mass Balance and the Mechanics of Ice Flow.

Glacial Meltwater.

The Processes of Glacial Erosion.

Landforms of Glacial Erosion.

Glacial Debris Transport.

Glacial Sedimentation on Land.

Landforms of Glacial Deposition on Land.

Glacial Sedimentation in Water.

Landforms of Glacial Deposition in Water.

Interpreting Glacial Landscapes.

Index.

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