Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena

Michael J. Hambrey, Jürg C. Alean

September 19, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 382 Pages - 663 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781482234404 - CAT# K22995

USD$179.95

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Features

    • Offers comprehensive alphabetical listing of key of nearly 700 terms in glaciology, glacial geology and glacial geomorphology.
    • Provides the first systematic explanation of each term associated with glaciers, past and present.
    • Showcases over 600 magnificent high-definition colour photographs from many parts of the world.
    • Presents pairs of photographs to provide examples from both North America and Europe.
    • Explains glaciological concepts illustrated by simple diagrams.
    • Provides concise introduction to glaciology and glacial geology, emphasizing the importance to human civilization.
    • Written by two well-known scientific experts in the field of glaciers and extensively traveled glaciologists.

 

Summary

Considering that glaciers and ice sheets cover about 10% of the Earth’s land surface in a world where human civilization is increasingly impacted by the effects of changing glacial activity, Colour Atlas of Glacial Phenomena presents itself as an indispensable guide for students, professionals, and researchers who want to be better informed while studying and tracking the future influences of glaciers and ice sheets on the global environment. While stressing both the beauty and utility of glaciers, the authors cover critical features of glaciers and their landforms and provide useful explanations of the key concepts in glaciology and glacial geology. The authors expand to demonstrate how our lives are influenced by the Cryosphere, a key component of the Earth system and how this heightens the vulnerability of glaciers and ice sheets to deterioration. This illustrated book also helpfully maps out regions of mountain glaciers and ice caps around the world for a practical reference and discusses the products of glacial erosion and deposition integral to understanding rising global sea levels.