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GLACIAL LANDSYSTEMS : Hodder Arnold Publication - David J. A. Evans


Hodder Arnold Publication

By: David J. A. Evans (Editor), Liz Gooster (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th March 2005
ISBN: 9780340806661
Number Of Pages: 532

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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 anyone embarking upon research or engineering surveys in glaciated basins and provides a wide-ranging handbook of glacial landsystem types for students of glaciation.

Industry Reviews

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 20040419 All the chapters are well written and contain a wealth of information. -- Journal of Quaternary Science 20040501

List of Contributors
Introduction to glacial landsystemsp. 1
Ice-Marginal Terrestrial Landsystems: Active Temperate Glacier Marginsp. 12
Ice-Marginal Terrestrial Landsystems: Sub-Polar Glacier Margins of the Canadian and Greenland High Arcticp. 44
Ice-Marginal Terrestrial Landsystems: Svalbard Polythermal Glaciersp. 65
Ice-Marginal Terrestrial Landsystems: Polar-Continental Glacier Marginsp. 89
Ice-Marginal Terrestrial Landsystems: Southern Laurentide Ice Sheet Marginp. 111
Ice-Marginal Terrestrial Landsystems: Northern Laurentide and Innuitian Ice Sheet Marginsp. 143
Ice-Marginal Terrestrial Landsystems: Southern Scandinavian Ice Sheet Marginp. 166
Palaeo-Ice Stream Landsystemp. 204
Supraglacial Landsystems in Lowland Terrainp. 228
Surging Glacier Landsystemp. 259
Subaquatic Landsystems: Continental Marginsp. 289
Subaquatic Landsystems: Fjordsp. 313
Subaquatic Landsystems: Large Proglacial Lakesp. 348
Glaciated Valley Landsystemsp. 372
Plateau Icefield Landsystemsp. 407
Paraglacial Landsystemsp. 432
Referencesp. 462
Indexp. 522
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ISBN: 9780340806661
ISBN-10: 0340806664
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 532
Published: 17th March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 1