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Glaciation : A Very Short Introduction - David J. A. Evans

Glaciation

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st December 2018
ISBN: 9780198745853
Number Of Pages: 200

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Vast, majestic, and often stunningly beautiful, glaciers lock up some 10% of the world's freshwater. These great bodies of ice play an important part in the Earth system, carving landscapes and influencing climate on regional and hemispheric scales, as well as having a significant impact on global sea level. Throughout time, the Earth has experienced various major glaciations in its deep history, long before the ice ages of the Quaternary, and the observed effects of climate change on glaciers have recently brought them to the forefront of public attention.

This Very Short Introduction offers an overview of glaciers and ice sheets as systems, considering the role of geomorphology and sedimentology in studying them, and their impacts on our planet in terms of erosional and depositional processes. Looking at our glaciers today, and their ongoing processes, David Evans considers the extent to which we can use this knowledge in reconstructing and interpreting ancient glacial landscapes.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

1: The glacier as a system 2: Charting glacier change 3: Glacial erosion processes and forms 4: Glacial deposition processes and forms 5: Glacial landsystems References Further Reading Index

ISBN: 9780198745853
ISBN-10: 0198745850
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st December 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 11.43  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14

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