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Principles of Glacial Geomorphology and Geology

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ISBN-10: 0135265185

ISBN-13: 9780135265185

Edition: 2001

Authors: I. Peter Martini, Michael E. Brookfield, Steven Sadura, Frederic H. Martini

List price: $144.80
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Description:

For undergraduate-level courses in Glacial Geology and Geomorphology taken by science and non-science students. Featuring an accessible, non-mathematical, but rigorous conceptual treatmentwith numerous very simple explanatory illustrationsthis introduction to the basic principles of glaciology, geomorphology, and geology serves as a portal to the more advanced literature in the field and to discussion and research of the local situation. Focusing on processes and history (not just descriptions), it helps students understand how glaciers form and move, what effect they have, when and where they have affected the Earth, and the consequences of ice ages.
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Book details

List price: $144.80
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 381
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Introduction
Glaciology, Geomorphology, and Geology
Guiding Concepts: Gravity and Heat
Glaciology
Ice Properties
Water
Ice Minerals
Ice as a Sediment and Rock
Metamorphism of Snow
Snow Hazards and Resources
Glaciers
Localization of Glaciers
Classification of Glaciers
Mass Budget of Glaciers
Movement of Glaciers
Glacier Hazards and Resources
Glacial Geomorphology
Glacial Erosion
Power of a Glacier
Erosion Processes
Erosional Features
Erosional Glacial Landscapes
Glacial Transportation and Deposition
Glacial Transportation
Glacial Deposition
Dispersal Fans
Glacial Landforms Formed by Glacial Sediments
Drumlins
Moraines
Stagnant-Ice Till Features
Fluvial Sediments and Landforms
Dynamics of Water Flow and Sediment Transport: Basic Principles
Sediment Structures and Facies
Meltwater Stream Characteristics and Deposits
Glaciomarine and Glaciolacustrine Environments and Deposits
Introduction
Oceanographic Processes: Basic Principles
Glacial Sediment Transport, Release, and Deposition
Glaciomarine and Glaciolascustrine Depositional Systems
Periglacial Environments
Eolian Sediments and Landforms
Wind Abrasion
Sand Dunes
Loess
Cold-Climate and Frozen-Ground Processes and Features
Cold-Climate Weathering
Permafrost
Ground-Ice Processes and Features
Surface Ice: Icings
Slope Mass Movement: Processes and Features
Distribution of Mid-Latitude Pleistocene Permafrost
Geology
Quaternary Stratigraphy
Principles
Defining Units
Space Definition and Correlation
Time Correlation and Dating
Glacial Legacy: Isostasy, Eustasy, Volcanism, and Biota
Isostasy
Eustasy
Interactions Between Isostasy and Eustasy
Glaciers, Tectonics, and Volcanoes
Effects of Glacial Climatic Changes on Biota
The Cenozoic Ice Age
Scope and Limitations
The Cenozoic Ice Age
Pre-Quaternary Glaciations
Introduction
Basis of Interpretation
Archean Glaciations
Early Proterozoic Glaciations
Late Proterozoic Glaciations
Late Paleozoic Glaciations
Causes of Glaciation
Long-Term Changes
Short-Term Fluctuations
Conclusions
Useful North American Addresses and Websites
Glossary of Selected Terms
References
Index