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Glacier : nature and culture

Author: Peter Knight
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2019. ©2019
Series: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As major actors in the unfolding drama of climate change, glaciers feature prominently in Earth's past and its future. Wherever on the planet we live, glaciers affect each of us directly. They control the atmospheric and ocean circulations that drive the weather; they supply drinking and irrigation water to millions of people; and they protect us from catastrophic sea-level rise. The very existence of glaciers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Knight
ISBN: 9781789141344 1789141346
OCLC Number: 1085164073
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ways of thinking about glaciers --
How glaciers work --
Ice Ages: Glaciers come, glaciers go --
A short history of glacier science --
Glaciers and the big global system --
Glacier economics: hazards, resources, politics --
Glaciers in art --
Glacier stories and songs... once upon a glacier --
Adventure, exploration, inspiration --
Glaciers and the future.
Series Title: Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Peter G. Knight.

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"Among the many victims of climate change are glaciers. The huge bodies of dense ice that form on land and are constantly moving from the force of their own weight no longer cover as much of Earth's Read more...

 
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