Glacial Environments

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UBC Press, 1994 - Science - 296 pages
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In earlier geological history, the Earth underwent glaciations ofcontinent-wide extent on several occasions, some of them even moreintense than those of the Pleistocene. By examining the processesoperating within glacial settings and their resulting products,Glacial Environments provides the foundation for investigationof both the ancient and the modern record. Emphasizing the range oferosional and depositional landforms, drawing on the older geologicalrecord, according due attention to the exciting recent developments inresearch on the marine environment, incorporating illustrations fromboth contemporary and ancient environments and covering all relevantparts of the world, this attractive book will find a wide readershipamong students of geography, geology and environmental science.
 

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Contents

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Glacier dynamics
32
Cold and warm glaciers
42
Glacier fluctuations in response to climate
51
Structure of glaciers and ice sheets
61
Glacier surges
69
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Glaciolacustrine processes and sediments
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Glaciomarine processes and sediments
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Glaciomarine processes and sediments
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Glossary
271
Bibliography
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Landforms in terrestrial glacial depositional environments
129
Preservation potential of terrestrial glacigenic sediments
150

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Michael Hambrey is a professor of Quaternary Geologyat Liverpool John Moores University.

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