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David Evans introduces glaciers and ice sheets as systems, discussing the processes that shape them, and their impacts on our planet in terms of erosional and depositional processes. He explains how we can use this knowledge in reconstructing glaciers and ice sheets of the past, and discusses the impacts on glaciers of climate change.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
David Evans introduces glaciers and ice sheets as systems, discussing the processes that shape them, and their impacts on our planet in terms of erosional and depositional processes. He explains how we can use this knowledge in reconstructing glaciers and ice sheets of the past, and discusses the impacts on glaciers of climate change.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 200
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 175mm x 110mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 152g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198745853
  • ISBN-10: 0198745850
  • Artikelnr.: 51388273
Autorenporträt
David J A Evans is a glacial geomorphologist who specializes in glacial landsystems and their application to reconstructing past glaciations. He was educated at the University of Wales (BA), Memorial University of Newfoundland (MSc), and University of Alberta (PhD). He has worked on glaciers and glaciation in a wide range of locations including the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, Svalbard, New Zealand, Norway, South Georgia, and the Canadian prairies as well as his native British Isles. After a 14 year spell at the University of Glasgow he moved to Durham University in 2004, where he is part of a large glacial research group.
Inhaltsangabe
1 The glacier as a system
2 Charting glacier change
3 Glacial erosion processes and forms
4 Glacial deposition processes and forms
5 Glacial landsystems
References
Further Reading
Index