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Modern and Past Glacial Environments: Revised Student Edition


By: John Menzies(Editor)

543 pages, 100 b/w photos, 270 b/w illustrations, tables


Paperback | Jan 2002 | #106137 | ISBN: 0750642262
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NHBS Price: £78.99 $101 / €90 approx

About this book

In combining and revising the two titles Past Glacial Environments and Modern Glacial Environments, Dr Menzies provides a current and comprehensive survey of both the glaciology, geomorphology and sedimentology of modern glaciers and ice sheets, and the sediments and forms generated within Pleistocene and pre-Pleistocene glacial environments.

The previous volumes met with great reviews

"One cannot fail to be impressed by the wealth of information available in these two volumes"
- Quaternary Science Reviews

"Essential reading for all serious students."
- Antarctic Science

"A text that provides a comprehensive, current survey of the glaciology, geomorphology, and sedimentology of modern glaciers and ice sheets through an understanding of the processes, dynamics, and sediments found in these environments [...] "
- Book News Inc.

"provides the best synthesis of glaciology and glacial geologic processes to date [...]"
- Eos

"Interwoven with the numerous, informative examples are past and current hypotheses about various glacial processes and attempts to integrate individual processes into larger models, each chapter identifying current problems. This approach works."
- GSA Today


- Prefaces of both volumes
- New Academic Version Preface
- Introduction to Glacial Environments - past and modern
- Glaciation & its causes
- Glaciers and Ice Sheets
- Ice Flow & Hydrology
- Glacial Erosion & Transportation
- Glacial Deposition
- Subglacial Environments
- Proglacial Environments
- Supraglacial and Ice Marginal Environments
- Glaciolacustrine Environments
- Glaciomarine Environments
- Glaciotectonics
- Glacial Stratigraphy
- Problems & Perspectives
- References
- Index

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