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Glaciers

Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: Cheltenham : Stanley Thornes, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is an essential reference book for students, professional geologists and researchers and would be ideal for those who want either a rapid up-date or an introduction to the subject. The book's discussion of recent discoveries and of research issues for the future, supported by a thorough reference list, enables readers to pursue their own areas of particular interest"--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Knight
ISBN: 0748740007 9780748740000
OCLC Number: 42656957
Description: vii, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Glaciers and the global system --
Formation and mass balance of glaciers --
Materials, chemical, and thermal properties of glaciers --
Structure and morphology of glaciers --
Glacier hydrology --
Movement of glaciers --
Glacier fluctuation --
Glacial sediment transfer and geomorphology --
Glacier hazards and resources --
Ice cores --
Research directions in glaciology.
Responsibility: Peter G. Knight.
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