Modern and Past Glacial Environments

Modern and Past Glacial Environments
Author: John Menzies
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2002-01-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780080497327

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In combining and revising the two titles 'Past Glacial Environments' and 'Modern Glacial Environments', Dr Menzies and his contributors provide the most comprehensive and wide-ranging book ever prepared on both topics. This text is produced with the student mind, providing accessibility to a complex subject and introducing topics that provide the fundamental underpinnings of knowledge on glaciers, ice sheets, their sediments and landscapes. Modern and Past Glacial Environments features a large collection of photographs, line diagrams and tables and includes examples of glacial environments and landscapes which are drawn from a world wide perspective. Together with a web- based set of current and comprehensive references and bibliographic sources, it provides an ideal reference text. This survey includes coverage of the glaciology, geomorphology and sedimentology of modern glaciers and ice sheets, and the sediments and forms generated within Pleistocene and pre-Pleistocene glacial environments. Quaternary scientists and students will find this work their first point of reference. Likewise students of Physical Geography, Geology, Earth Science, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering, and Environmental Sciences should find this a useful guide and reference to Glacial Geomorphology and Geology. Essential new academic version Highest contributors in their fields Well reviewed first editions

Past Glacial Environments

Past Glacial Environments
Author: John Menzies,Jaap van der Meer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 858
Release: 2017-11-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780081005255

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Past Glacial Environments, Second Edition, presents a revised and updated version of the very successful first edition of Menzies’ book, covering a breadth of topics with a focus on the recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including the pre-Quaternary glaciations. The book is made up of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world, with the editor’s expertise and experience bringing the chapters together. This new and updated volume includes at least 45% new material, along with five new chapters that include a section on techniques and methods. Additionally, this new edition is presented in full color and features a large collection of photographs, line diagrams, and tables with examples of glacial environments and landscapes that are drawn from a worldwide perspective. Informative knowledge boxes and case studies are included, helping users better understand critical issues and ideas. Provides the most complete reference concerning the study of glacial processes and their geological, sedimentological, and geomorphological products Comprised of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world Includes specific case studies to alert readers to important ideas and issues Uses text boxes throughout to explain key concepts from glacial literature Presents full color photographs, line diagrams, and tables throughout

Modern and Past Glacial Environments

Modern and Past Glacial Environments
Author: John Menzies
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2002-01-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0750642262

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Full text e-book available as part of the Elsevier ScienceDirect Earth and Planetary Sciences subject collection.

Past Glacial Environments

Past Glacial Environments
Author: John Menzies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 598
Release: 1996
Genre: Science
ISBN: UCSD:31822023214182

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This undergraduate textbook provides a current and comprehensive survey of the sediments and forms generated within Pleistocene and pre-Pleistocene glacial environments. Techniques and methods used in the examination of these sediments and forms are extensively reviewed. This is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging book ever prepared on this topic, and will form the basis for future work in the area. In studying past glacial environments, links are made between understanding modern glaciodynamics, ice physics, and the processes of erosion, transport and deposition of glacial sediments and the generation of various glacial landforms. Past Glacial Environments presents physical geography, earth and environmental science students with an extensive review of the latest research on past glacial environments. The text encompasses Pleistocene subglacial, supraglacial and proglacial sediments and environments, pre-Pleistocene global glacial conditions and sediments, as well as past glacioaeolian, glaciolacustrine, and glaciomarine sediments. Subsequent chapters focus on stratigraphy, lithofacies associations, paleosols, glacio-eustasy and isostasy, micromorphology, SEM, drift prospecting and placer mining.

Glacial Environments

Glacial Environments
Author: M. J. Hambrey
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1994
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0774805102

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Enhanced by many photographic illustrations of extraordinaryquality, this textbook will provide students with a completeintroduction to the scientific study of environments dominated by snowand ice. Glacial environments are scenically and scientifically amongthe most exciting on Earth, and at the same time they are among themost complex. Apart from the processes associated directly with movingice, other processes -- fluvial, acolian, lacustrine, and marine --frequently interact with ice. Glacial environments therefore exhibit awide variety of landforms and sediment associations. Today, some ten per cent of the land surface of the Earth is coveredby ice, whereas in the Pleistocene the figure exceeded thirty per cent.In earlier geological history, the Earth underwent glaciations ofcontinent-wide extent on several occasions, some of them even moreintense than those of the Pleistocene. By examining the processesoperating within glacial settings and their resulting products,Glacial Environments provides the foundation for investigationof both the ancient and the modern record. Emphasizing the range of erosional and depositional landforms,drawing on the older geological record, according due attention to theexciting recent developments in research on the marine environment,incorporating illustrations from both contemporary and ancientenvironments and covering all relevant parts of the world, thisattractive book will find a wide readership among students ofgeography, geology and environmental science.

Modern Glacial Environments

Modern Glacial Environments
Author: John Menzies
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 621
Release: 1995
Genre: Science
ISBN: UCSD:31822023213770

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Modern Glacial Environments provides a current and comprehensive survey of the glaciology, geomorphology and sedimentology of modern glaciers and ice sheets through an appreciation of the processes, dynamics and sediments found in these environments. The book presents university students with a comprehensive review of modern research and ideas on glacial environments incorporating glaciology, glacial geomorphology and geology and sedimentology. This text considers the cause of glaciation, ice sheet modelling, glacial physics, hydrology, processes of erosion, transportation, deposition and glaciotectonism. Other chapters cover modern proglacial, supraglacial, glaciolacustrine and glaciomarine environments. A companion volume: Past Glacial Environments: Sediments, forms and techniques, also edited by John Menzies, covers both Pleistocene and Pre-Pleistocene environments. This companion text includes chapters on past subglacial, supraglacial, glaciolacustrine and glaciomarine environments. Themes in this book consider glacial stratigraphy, lithofacies associations, paleosols, glacio-isostasy and eustasy as well as chapters on drift prospecting, placer mining, SEM, micromorphology and radiometric dating techniques.

Glacial Environments

Glacial Environments
Author: John Menzies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:68930789

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The Periglacial Environment

The Periglacial Environment
Author: Hugh M. French
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-10-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781119132790

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The Periglacial Environment, Fourth Edition, is an authoritative overview of the world’s cold, non-glacial environments. First published in 1976 and subsequently revised in 1996 and 2007, the text has been the international standard for nearly 40 years. The Fourth Edition continues to be a personal interpretation of the frost-induced conditions, geomorphic processes and landforms that characterize periglacial environments. Part One discusses the periglacial concept and describes the typical climates and ecosystems that are involved. Part Two describes the geocryology (permafrost science) associated with frozen ground. Part Three outlines the weathering and geomorphic processes associated with cold-climate conditions. Part Four provides insight into the periglacial environments of the Quaternary, especially the Late Pleistocene. Part Five describes some of the problems associated with human occupancy in regions that experience frozen ground and cold-climate conditions. Extensively revised and updated Written by an expert with over 50 years of field research Draws upon the author’s personal experience from Northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Tibet, Antarctica, Svalbard, Scandinavia, southern South America, Western Europe and eastern North America This book is an invaluable reference for advanced undergraduates in geography, geology, earth sciences and environmental sciences programs, and to resource managers and geotechnical engineers interested in cold regions.