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The world of ice

Author: James L Dyson
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1962.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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General description of ice and glaciers.
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Dyson, James Lindsay, 1912-1967.
World of ice.
New York, Knopf, 1962
(OCoLC)580744215
Online version:
Dyson, James Lindsay, 1912-1967.
World of ice.
New York, Knopf, 1962
(OCoLC)607933402
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Dyson
OCLC Number: 491286
Description: xviii, 292, xiii pages, 62 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Snowlines and glaciers. The blanket of snow ; Lands of permanent snow ; The snowline has its ups and downs ; Lands of snow inviolate --
The birth of a glacier. Glaciers are classified --
Ice streams on the move. How does a glacier move? --
Ice scultpures the face of the land --
Mountain glaciers are nearly everywhere. There are many others --
Glaciers and mountaineers. Mountaineers take to the air --
Where the water comes from. Too much water ; Floods of another day --
The ice age in full swing. The big ice sheets ; Crevasses ; How old is the ice? ; The ice is thick --
Ice breaks the back of the continent. What lies beneath the ice? ; What about settlements? --
Ice of the sea. The polar pack ; The Antarctic --
Ghost ships of the Arctic. Occupancy ; What route do they follow? ; What made them? --
Life on ice --
Ice beneath the ground --
Ice and our changing climate --
Nature keeps the record. Before the neothermal ; Those oxygen isotopes again --
The ice sheet makes a new world. Streamlined drift ; Lakes, lakes, everywhere ; The lands emerge ; Seas come and go --
Where will the world of ice go from here?.
Responsibility: James L. Dyson.

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General description of ice and glaciers.

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