Modern and Past Glacial Environments

  • ID: 1768294
  • Book
  • 576 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

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New Academic Version Preface Introduction to Glacial Environments
past and modern Glaciation & its causes Glaciers and Ice Sheets Ice Flow & Hydrology Glacial Erosion & Transportation Glacial Deposition; Subglacial Environments Proglacial Environments Supraglacial and Ice Marginal Environments Glaciolacustrine Environments Glaciomarine Environments Glaciotectonics Glacial Stratigraphy Problems & Perspectives

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Menzies, John
John Menzies is Professor of Earth Sciences & Geography at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He obtained a B.Sc. at the University of Aberdeen and a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He immigrated to Canada in 1977. His main areas of research and expertise lie in Glacial Geomorphology and Sedimentology with a special interest in the subglacial environment and in drumlins and microsedimentology in particular. He has established a microsedimentology lab at Brock and, over the past decades, has developed a major research interest in Glaciogenic Microsedimentology. He is the author of numerous scientific journal papers and of several books including Modern & Past Glacial Environments - a revised student edition (2002). He continues to collaborate with fellow researchers, for example, in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Denmark, UK and the USA.
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