Living Ice

Understanding Glaciers and Glaciation
Author: Robert P. Sharp
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521330091
Category: Science
Page: 225
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Describes how glaciers are made, looks at the types, features and characteristics of glaciers, and discusses the effects of glacial erosion

Glaciers & Glaciation

Author: Douglas I. Benn,David J. A. Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780340653036
Category: Science
Page: 734
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After the Ice Age

The Return of Life to Glaciated North America
Author: E. C. Pielou
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226668093
Category: Science
Page: 376
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The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."—Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time."—S. David Webb,Science

Glacier Ice

Author: Austin Post,Edward R. LaChapelle
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083753
Category: Nature
Page: 145
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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 one hundred 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 taken in the course of glacier research and by additional illustrations 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 valuable for the general reader as well as the expert.

Understanding Earth

Author: Frank Press
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716796176
Category: Science
Page: 567
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'Understanding Earth' takes students step-by-step to an understanding of, and possible solutions for, a specific conceptual problem in geology, offering guiding questions and exercises.

Gems, Granites, and Gravels

Knowing and Using Rocks and Minerals
Author: R. V. Dietrich,Brian J. Skinner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521344449
Category: Science
Page: 173
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'Every person on earth uses, either directly or indirectly, ten metric tons of minerals each year.' So write Dr R. V. Dietrich and Dr Brian J. Skinner in their new book Gems, Granites, and Gravels. Minerals and mineral products are involved in all aspects of our lives; we depend on them to keep us alive and ensure the continuity of our society. As a consequence, they have been a source of fascination and study throughout human history. In this book, Drs Dietrich and Skinner consider not only the beauty of minerals and rocks, but also their utility and their roles in our everyday well-being. Gems, Granites and Gravels is a valuable introduction to mineralogy and to related specialities such as petrology (the study of rocks), crystallography (the study of crystals), and soil science. Discoveries in these fields are described in a historical context, while the authors explain what minerals and rocks are, how they are distributed around the world, how we depend on them, and where to see the most beautiful specimens of both minerals and rocks. This book will appeal to anyone interested in natural history and curious about rocks and minerals, including rock and mineral collectors, students of geology, and professional geologists.

Glacial Geology

Ice Sheets and Landforms
Author: Matthew M. Bennett,Neil F. Glasser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119966698
Category: Science
Page: 400
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The new Second Edition of Glacial Geology provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology and geomorphology. It is has been thoroughly revised and updated from the original First Edition. This book will appeal to all students interested in the landforms and sediments that make up glacial landscapes. The aim of the book is to outline glacial landforms and sediments and to provide the reader with the tools required to interpret glacial landscapes. It describes how glaciers work and how the processes of glacial erosion and deposition which operate within them are recorded in the glacial landscape. The Second Edition is presented in the same clear and concise format as the First Edition, providing detailed explanations that are not cluttered with unnecessary detail. Additions include a new chapter on Glaciations around the Globe, demonstrating the range of glacial environments present on Earth today and a new chapter on Palaeoglaciology, explaining how glacial landforms and sediments are used in ice-sheet reconstructions. Like the original book, text boxes are used throughout to explain key concepts and to introduce students to case study material from the glacial literature. Newly updated sections on Further Reading are also included at the end of each chapter to point the reader towards key references. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and illustrations.

Glacial Systems and Landforms

A Virtual Interactive Experience
Author: Ryan C. Bell
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857280619
Category: Science
Page: 136
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Using Google Earth, this guide offers a virtual interactive experience in which students can visit and explore glacier environments and landforms in 3D. As students develop skills in map analysis and interpretation, the patterns and processes found within glacial environments are revealed to great effect.

Beaches and Coasts

Author: Richard A. Davis, Jr.,Duncan M. Fitzgerald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444311220
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Coastlines of the world are as diverse as any geological setting on Earth. Beaches and Coasts is an exciting and unique new textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. Having conducted research on coastlines throughout the world, the authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples. The book furnishes a basic understanding of the tectonic framework, hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials that determine the morphology of a coast. Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts and many others. Beaches and Coasts provides the necessary content for teaching a broad coastal geology course. Though designed for introductory students, its comprehensive treatment of coastal topics will make it appropriate for many upper level courses. Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. The authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples. Provides a basic understanding of the tectonic framework, hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials that determine the morphology of a coast. Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts, and many others. Provides comprehensive content for teaching a broad coastal geology course for both introductory and upper level courses.

Modern and Past Glacial Environments

Author: John Menzies
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750642262
Category: Science
Page: 543
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In combining and revising the two titles 'Past Glacial Environments' and 'Modern Glacial Environments', Dr Menzies and his contributors provide the most comprehensive and wide-ranging book ever prepared on both topics. This text is produced with the student mind, providing accessibility to a complex subject and introducing topics that provide the fundamental underpinnings of knowledge on glaciers, ice sheets, their sediments and landscapes. Modern and Past Glacial Environments features a large collection of photographs, line diagrams and tables and includes examples of glacial environments and landscapes which are drawn from a world wide perspective. Together with a web- based set of current and comprehensive references and bibliographic sources, it provides an ideal reference text. This survey includes coverage of the glaciology, geomorphology and sedimentology of modern glaciers and ice sheets, and the sediments and forms generated within Pleistocene and pre-Pleistocene glacial environments. Quaternary scientists and students will find this work their first point of reference. Likewise students of Physical Geography, Geology, Earth Science, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Sciences should find this a useful guide and reference to Glacial Geomorphology and Geology. Essential new academic version Highest contributors in their fields Well reviewed first editions

Earth Science: The earth's surface and history

Author: James A. Woodhead
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9780893560027
Category: Science
Page: 2979
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Presents cross-referenced essays on basic topics related to planetology and Earth from space; each essay includes an annotated bibliography.

Glaciers of Alaska

Author: Bruce Molnia
Publisher: Alaska Geographic
ISBN: 9781566610551
Category: Science
Page: 112
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Alaska Geographic is an award-winning series that presents the people, places, and wonders of Alaska to the world. Over the past 30 years, Alaska Geographic has earned its reputation as the publication for those who love Alaska. The series boasts more than 100 books to date, featuring communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, animals from bears to dinosaurs, history from the Russian explorers to today, and natural phenomena from the aurora to glaciers. Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.

Frozen Earth

The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages
Author: Doug Macdougall
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954947
Category: Science
Page: 278
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In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation—nearly three billion years ago—to the present. Following the development of scientific ideas about these dramatic events, Macdougall traces the lives of many of the brilliant and intriguing characters who have contributed to the evolving understanding of how ice ages come about. As it explains how the great Pleistocene Ice Age has shaped the earth's landscape and influenced the course of human evolution, Frozen Earth also provides a fascinating look at how science is done, how the excitement of discovery drives scientists to explore and investigate, and how timing and chance play a part in the acceptance of new scientific ideas. Macdougall describes the awesome power of cataclysmic floods that marked the melting of the glaciers of the Pleistocene Ice Age. He probes the chilling evidence for "Snowball Earth," an episode far back in the earth's past that may have seen our planet encased in ice from pole to pole. He discusses the accumulating evidence from deep-sea sediment cores, as well as ice cores from Greenland and the Antarctic, that suggests fast-changing ice age climates may have directly impacted the evolution of our species and the course of human migration and civilization. Frozen Earth also chronicles how the concept of the ice age has gripped the imagination of scientists for almost two centuries. It offers an absorbing consideration of how current studies of Pleistocene climate may help us understand earth's future climate changes, including the question of when the next glacial interval will occur.


Author: James A. Woodhead
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc
Category: Science
Page: 771
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Volume 1: Alluvial systems - Magmas. Pages 1-388.

A Place on the Glacial Till

Time, Land, and Nature Within an American Town
Author: Thomas Fairchild Sherman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Science
Page: 213
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Describes the geology and ecology of Oberlin, Ohio, and discusses what archaeology has revealed about the lives of the region's earliest inhabitants

Exploring Glacier National Park

Author: David Rockwell
Publisher: Falcon
ISBN: 9780762723546
Category: Travel
Page: 336
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Glacier National Park in northern Montana offers visitors the chance to be immersed in a pristine landscape, and an opportunity to experience the Rocky Mountain West in all its unspoiled glory.