Concentrates on the paleoenvironmental record archived in mid- and low-latitude glaciers. By concentrating mainly on the last 500 years of these records, we can now see that laws enacted to protect our environment in Europe and North America are providing positive results.
From the Contents:Part I: Introduction And Methods.- Part II: The Climate And Environmental Change Record Over The Last 200 Years.- Part III: The Climate And Environmental Change Record Over The Last 200 ? 500 Years.
From the reviews of the first edition: "This is the first book devoted entirely to records preserved in mid- and low-latitude glaciers ! . The collection of papers contained in this book represents some of the leading research and development in this field. It is presented in a readable book format of coherent chapters, with useful sidebar information widening the audience from simply those working in the field to students or researchers wishing to obtain background knowledge in the subject." (Elizabeth Ruth Thomas, Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 36, 2006)