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Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

David J. A. Evans

Published in print October 2018 | ISBN: 9780198745853
Published online October 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191808227 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.001.0001

Series: Very Short Introductions

Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Vast, majestic, and often stunningly beautiful, glaciers lock up some 10 per cent of the world’s fresh water. 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. Glaciation: A 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, it considers the extent to which we can use this knowledge in reconstructing and interpreting ancient glacial landscapes.

Keywords: Louis Agassiz; fresh water; glaciation; glacier; sea level; sedimentology

Book.  200 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography

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Glacier ice: discovery and understanding in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Glacier ice: definitions and dynamics in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Glaciers through time in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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The glacial dirt machine in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Eroded by ice in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Deposited by ice in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Landforms from the restless conveyor belt in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Glaciers of the past in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Glaciers, humans, and enduring ice in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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