- Taschenbuch: 816 Seiten
- Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd.; Auflage: 2nd revised edition. (1. März 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0340905794
- ISBN-13: 978-0340905791
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 27,7 x 3,2 x 21 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
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Glaciers and Glaciation (Hodder Arnold Publication) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. März 2010
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A masterpiece... It demonstrates what can be achieved when widespread and ambitious fieldwork is combined with extensive library work, excellent understanding, and what must have been inordinate dedication. Professor J.D. Ives for Choices (about the first edition) A modern synthesis that will be appreciated by professional scientists and graduate students both inside and outside the discipline. This book is the best of its kind, an impressive contribution to science and to education. Professor G.K.C. Clarke for the American Geophysical Union (about the first edition) "This is by far the best book on the market for a glacial geology course." Dr. Alan Kehew, Department of Geosciences, Western Michigan University (on the first edition)
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.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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The book is designed for those with a serious interest in science. It would be appropriate, for example, for college students who have had an introductory course in geology and know that they wish to continue studying one of the earth sciences. It is also appropriate for professionals like myself, who are not geologists, but who have a strong interest in the earth sciences and wish to learn more about glaciers and glaciation.
The book may be accessible for people without a science background if they are willing to absorb the high rate of new vocabulary and concepts that the text presents. The first chapter on glacier systems and those in the second half of the book dealing with glacial landforms may be particularly satisfying in this regard. Even the more difficult chapters, like those on glacier motion, may be absorbing if people can visualize how the glacier slides, changes shape, and pours like a thick syrup over obstructions.
I found the book to be fascinating. It took me 71 hours over a period of several months to read the entire 640 pages of text and study the many diagrams and other illustrations the book has to offer. By applying what I have learned from Benn and Evans, I have been able to interpret certain sand and gravel deposits in my area as probable subaqueous outwash fans deposited by the retreat of the last ice sheet here in Maine. This interpretation needs to be verified by others more qualified than myself, but I could not have hoped to come up with an hypothesis of this nature without the knowledge gained in reading this text.
The book has abundant references, as it is in many ways a review of the current literature and thinking on the subject. It does not deal with the current debate about climate change, nor does it deal primarily with glacial history. Instead, it excels in its main purpose as a clear and quite technical discussion of the current principles and theory of glacier science as understood by glaciologists today.
Ah, and also, this book contains some great pictures and charts. But it could take you a while to read, being err... "thick" is an understatement
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