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Glacier Ice

Art / PhotobookOut of Print

By: Austin Post (Author), Edward R LaChapelle (Author)

145 pages, 130 b/w photos

University of Washington Press

Paperback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #106197 | ISBN: 0295979100
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About this book

Presents a series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska, supplemented with ground based photographs from the Himilayas, Switzerland, Chile and other parts of the world. Discusses the effects of glaciers on the landscape, formation and mass balance, flow and fluctuations, moraines, ogives and surface details.

"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 about anyone fascinated with the beauty of nature."
- American Scientist

"[...] Originally published in 1971, this revised edition [of Glacier Ice] is a truly wonderful book for anyone who has an interest in glaciers [...] The book is really made by over 100 black and white photographs, many near full-page, which are best described as astounding. The text woven between the photographs is well written and informative and covers the fundamentals of glaciers [...] this is a book I will recommend to students of Geography, particularly geomorphology and I would suggest that [...] anybody else who comes into close proximity with glaciers should also take a look. I can guarentee it will be worthwhile."
– Stephen D. Gurney, University of Reading, The Geographical Journal, March 2002


List of Illustrations
Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the Original Edition

- Glacier Formation and Mass Balance
- Major Surface Features of Ice
- Glacier Flow
- Glacier Fluctuations
- Moraines
- Glacier Surges
- Ogives
- Meltwater on Glaciers
- Surface Details
- Calving Glaciers
- Glaciers, Volcanoes and Jokulhlaups
- Effects of Glaciers on the Landscape
- Temperate, Subpolar, and Polar Glaciers

Glossary of Glacier Terms
Selected Bibliography
Photographic Credits

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