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1st Edition

Edited by David J.A. Evans


544 pages

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This book is a comprehensive overview of the ever-captivating field of glaciation from the perspective of glacial landsystems. This approach models the many processes, forms and interactions that can be found in glaciated landscapes throughout the world. Landsystems models allow the glacial geologist and geomorphologist to evaluate these landscapes in relation to the dynamics of glaciation and to climate and geology.

Glacial Landsystems brings together the expertise of an international range of specialists to provide an up-to-date summary of landsystems relevant to both modern and ancient glacier systems and also in the reconstruction and interpretation of former glacial environments. The models are applicable at all scales from ice sheets to small valley glaciers.

This book is an essential reference for students of glaciation.


This edited volume reflects the growth of information about glacial-influenced sediment sequences and depositional environments…

…The book illustrates the potential of the landsystems concept with respect to the orientation of future research into mountain geomorphological systems, and provides a sound basis for improvement associated with sustainable development and management of such sensitive earth systems.

- Volume 24, No 4, November 2004
Mountain Research and Development

The book presents valuable reviews and new syntheses on glacial process-form models that represent wide-ranging geographic settings and styles of glaciation.
Boreas 33

All the chapters are well written and contain a wealth of information.
Journal of Quaternary Science

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to glacial landsystems, D.J.A. Evans
2 Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: active temperate glacier margins, D.J.A. Evans
3 Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: sub-polar glacier margins of the Canadian and Greenland high artic, C.O. Cofaigh, D.J.A. Evans & J. England
4 Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: svalbard polythermal glaciers, N.F. Glasser & M.J. Hambrey
5 Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: polar-continental glacier margins, S.J.Fitzsimons
6 Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: southern Laurentide Ice Sheet margin, P. Colgan, D.M. Mickelson & P.M. Cutler
7 Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: northern Laurentide and Innuitian Ice Sheet margins, A.S. Dyke & D.J.A. Evans
8 Ice-marginal terrestrial landsystems: southern Scandinavian Ice Sheet margin, F.M. Van der Wateren
9 Palaeo-ice stream landsystem, C.D. Clark & C.R. Stokes
10 Supraglacial landsystems in lowland terrain, M.D. Johnson & L. Clayton
11 Surging glacier landsystem, D.J.A. Evans & B.R. Rea
12 Subaquatic landsystems: continental margins, T.O. Vorren
13 Subaquatic landsystems: fjords, R.D. Powell
14 Subaquatic landsystems: large proglacial lakes, J.T. Teller
15 Glaciated valley landsystems, D.I. Benn, M.P. Kirkbride, L.A. Owen & V. Brazier
16 Plateau icefield landsystems, B.R. Rea & D.J.A. Evans
17 Paraglacial landsystems, C.K. Ballantyne

About the Editor

David Evans is a Reader in the Department of Geography Durham University, UK and one of the authors of the best-selling textbook, 'Glaciers and Glaciation'

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography