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Glacier Ice

By (author) Austin Post , By (author) Edward LaChapelle

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The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than 100 photographs and a closely integrated, informed text. Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska is supplemented with ground-based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world. The authors clearly explain the features illustrated. Their discussion of the effects of glaciers on the landscape, formation and mass balance, flow and fluctuations, moraines, ogives, and surface details is fascinating for the general reader as well as the expert. First published in 1971 and long out of print, "Glacier Ice" is reissued in a completely redesigned edition. Austin Post, formerly a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a noted aerial photographer. Edward R. LaChapelle is professor emeritus of geophysics and atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 248.9 x 253.7 x 12.2mm | 746.47g
  • 01 May 2000
  • University of Washington Press
  • Washington
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0295979100
  • 9780295979106

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Austin Post, formerly a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, is a noted aerial photographer. Edward R. LaChapelle is professor emeritus of geophysics and atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.

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"The photographs are unique, for no-one else has taken so many extensive glacier-survey flights, and very few others possess the feeling for glaciers and alpine terrain expressed in these photographs... Glacier ice is recommended highly for the glaciologist, geologist, mountaineer, or just about anyone fascinated with the beauty of nature." American Scientist " ... Originally published in 1971, this revised edition [of Glacier Ice] is a truly wonderful book for anyone who has an interest in glaciers ... The book is really made by over 100 black and white photographs, many near full-page, which are best described as astounding. The text woven between the photographs is well written and informative and covers the fundamentals of glaciers ... this is a book I will recommend to students of Geography, particularly geomorphology and I would suggest that ... anybody else who comes into close proximity with glaciers should also take a look. I can guarentee it will be worthwhile."--Stephen D. Gurney, University of Reading, The Geographical Journal, March 2002

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The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than one hundred photographs and a closely integrated, informed text. Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska is supplemented with ground-based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world. The authors clearly explain the features illustrated. Their discussion of the effects of glaciers on the landscape, formation and mass balance, flow and fluctuations, moraines, ogives, and surface details is fascinating for the general reader as well as the expert.

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