This text examines the nature, origin and behaviour of glacier systems and the geological and geomorphological evidence for their former existence. The first part of the book investigates the processes involved in forming glacier ice, the nature of glacier and climate relationships, the mechanisms of glacier flow, and the interactions of glaciers with other systems such as slopes, rivers, lakes and oceans. In the second part, emphasis is placed on landform and sediment associations, the interpretation of earth's glacial legacy, and the reconstruction of glacial depositional environments and palaeoglaciology. This work is international in focus with case studies integrated throughout the text.
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Published November 28, 1997
History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math.