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The Periglacial Environment

By: Hugh M French

458 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jan 2007 | Edition: 3 | #161975 | ISBN-13: 9780470865897
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Hardback | Jan 2007 | Edition: 3 | #161974 | ISBN-13: 9780470865880
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Looks at the nature of geomorphic processes and landforms in high latitude environments and provides a guide to the recognition and interpretation of periglacial features in the now temperate regions of North America and Europe.

This Third Edition includes new and expanded sections on: pleistocene environments, global change, geotechnical and engineering aspects.


1. Part One: The Periglacial Domain 2. Introduction 3. Periglacial Landscapes 4. Periglacial Climates 5. Part Two: Present Day Periglacial Environments 6. Frost Action and Cryogenic Weathering 7. Permafrost 8. Ground Ice 9. Thermokarst 10. The Active Layer 11. Slope Processes 12. Hill Slope Morphology 13. Fluvial Processes and Landform 14. Wind Action and Coastal Processes 15. Part Three: Pleistocene Periglacial Environments 16. Pleistocene Periglacial Conditions 17. Relict Periglacial Phenomena 18. Pleistocene Wind Action, Tundra Rivers and Periglacial Landscape Modification 19. Part Four: Applied Geomorphology 20. Geotechnical and Engineering Aspects 21. Global Change and Periglacial Environments 22. References 23. Index

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Hugh French has taught at The University of Ottawa, Canada, in the Departments of Geography (1967-2003), Geology (1980-1992) and Earth Sciences (1998-2003). He has been Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa (1992-1997), President of the International Permafrost Association (1998-2003), and Editor-in-Chief of Permafrost and Periglacial Processes (1990-2005). He is now Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa.

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