Glaciers, 2nd Edition

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9780521828086: Glaciers, 2nd Edition

Glaciers are among the most beautiful natural wonders on Earth, as well as the least known and understood, for most of us. Michael Hambrey describes how glaciers grow and decay, move and influence human civilization. Currently covering a tenth of the Earth's surface, glacier ice has shaped the landscape over millions of years by scouring away rocks and transporting and depositing debris far from its source. Glacier meltwater drives turbines and irrigates deserts, and yields mineral-rich soils as well as a wealth of valuable sand and gravel. However, glaciers also threaten human property and life. Our future is indirectly connected with the fate of glaciers and their influence on global climate and sea level. Including over 200 stunning photographs, the book takes the reader from the High-Arctic through North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and South America to the Antarctic. Michael Hambrey is Director of the Centre for Glaciology at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. A past recipient of the Polar Medal, he was also given the Earth Science Editors' Outstanding Publication Award for the first edition of Glaciers (Cambridge, 1995). Hambrey is also the author of Glacial Environments (British Columbia, 1994). JÜrg Alean is Professor of Geography at the Kantonsschule ZÜrcher Unterland in BÜlach, Switzerland.

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Glaciers are among the most beautiful natural wonders on Earth, today found on every continent. This book describes how glaciers grow and decay, how they move, and how they influence us. Glacier ice has shaped the landscape over millions of years. Glacier meltwater drives turbines and irrigates deserts, and yields mineral-rich soils. However, glaciers also threaten human property and life. Our future is indirectly bound up with the fate of glaciers and their influence on global climate and sea level. A lively text is supported by over 200 stunning photographs.

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Awarded the Polar Medal for outstanding work on various expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica. Director of the Centre for Glaciology, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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Verlag: Cambridge University Press, 04.11.2004. (2004)
ISBN 10: 0521828082 ISBN 13: 9780521828086
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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 04.11.2004., 2004. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. 2nd Edition. 394 Seiten Kratzer quer auf der Coverrückseite, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 431603 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1275 24,6 x 19,4 x 2,8 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Artikel-Nr. 157656

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