1st Edition

Glaciers and Environmental Change

ISBN 9780340706343
Published April 28, 2000 by Routledge
216 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

This authoritative new text provides a thorough, updated account of glaciers and ice sheets as monitors and indicators of environmental change. It examines the record of environmental change within glaciers and ice sheets, and that of past environments left by retreating glaciers. These themes are examined within the context of environmental change in general and global climate change in particular. Methods of using palaeoenvironmental records are assessed and the implications for future environmental change are discussed.

Evidence from glacier ice left in the landscape or within the geological record, provides one of the most important sources of information on environmental change. 'Glaciers and Environmental Change' is a comprehensive account of glaciers andice sheets as monitors and indictaors of environmental change. Based on the latest research, this book consolidates a diverse range of data and explains their applications. it also assesses methods of using palaeoenvironmental records.

This authoritative new text examines not only the records of environmental change within glaciers but also that of past environments left by retreating glaciers. These themes are examined within the context of contemporary debates in environmental change and the volume also seeks to draw conclusions concernign past, present and future climatic change in relation to glaciers.

Table of Contents

Theories for climate and glacier variations
Methods of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction
Glacier dynamics
Glacier variations
Late quaternary sea-level changes
Models of future climatic change.

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...useful to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers.
Journal of Quaternary Science

The book, which is quite short, covers a surprisingly large number of topics in seven well-organized main chapters. The overall impression of the book is clearly positive and the authors are to be congratulated for having undertaken such a formidable task.
World Meteorological Organization Bulletin

Provides a good introduction to the aspects of Quaternary research indicated by the title...a good book and highly recommended to all who are teaching or studying environmental change.
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