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Glacial Environments

In earlier geological history, the Earth underwent glaciations of continent-wide extent on several occasions, some of them even more intense than those of the Pleistocene. By examining the processes operating within glacial settings and their resulting products, Glacial Environments provides the foundation for investigation of 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 the exciting recent developments in research on the marine environment, incorporating illustrations from both contemporary and ancient environments and covering all relevant parts of the world, this attractive book will find a wide readership among students of geography, geology and environmental science.

304 pages


Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. Introduction

2. Glacier dynamics

3. Glacier erosional processes and landforms

4. Environments of terrestrial glacial deposition

5. Glaciofluvial processes and landforms

6. Glaciolacustrine processes and sediments

7. Glaciomarine processes and sediments, Part 1: Fjords

8. Glaciomarine processes and sediments, Part 2: Continental shelf and deep sea environments

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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