Glaciers and Glaciation is the classic textbook for all students of glaciation. Stimulating and accessible, it has established a reputation as a comprehensive and essential resource.
In this new edition, the text, references and illustrations have been thoroughly updated to give today's reader an up-to-the minute overview of the nature, origin and behaviour of glaciers and the geological and geomorphological evidence for their past history on earth.
The first part of the book investigates the processes involved in forming glacier ice, the nature of glacier-climate relationships, the mechanisms of glacier flow and the interactions of glaciers with other natural systems such as rivers, lakes and oceans.
In the second part, the emphasis moves to landforms and sediment, the interpretation of the earth's glacial legacy and the reconstruction of glacial depositional environments and palaeoglaciology.
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Part I Glaciers 1. Introduction 2. Snow, ice and climate 3. Glacier hydrology
4. Processes of glacier motion 5. Glacier dynamics 6. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets 7. Glaciers and sea-level change Part II Glaciation 8. Erosional processes, forms and landscapes 9. Debris entrainment and transport 10. Glacigenic sediments and depositional processes 11. Sediment landform associations 12. Landsystems and palaeoglaciology Appendix 1 List of symbols used in equations