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Glacier Science and Environmental Change

Knight, Peter (ed)

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ISBN 10: 1405100184 / ISBN 13: 9781405100182
Published by Blackwell Pub, Williston, 2006
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Title: Glacier Science and Environmental Change

Publisher: Blackwell Pub, Williston

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Glacier Science and Environmental Change is an authoritativeand comprehensive reference work on contemporary issues inglaciology. It explores the interface between glacier science andenvironmental change, in the past, present, and future.

Written by the world’s foremost authorities in the subjectand researchers at the scientific frontier where conventionalwisdom of approach comes face to face with unsolved problems, thisbook provides:

  • state-of-the-art reviews of the key topics in glaciology andrelated disciplines in environmental change
  • cutting-edge case studies of the latest research
  • an interdisciplinary synthesis of the issues that draw togetherthe research efforts of glaciologists and scientists from otherareas such as geologists, hydrologists, and climatologists
  • color-plate section (with selected extra figures provided incolor at www.blackwellpublishing.com/knight).

The topics in this book have been carefully chosen to reflectcurrent priorities in research, the interdisciplinary nature of thesubject, and the developing relationship between glaciology andstudies of environmental change.

Glacier Science and Environmental Change is essentialreading for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate researchstudents, and professional researchers in glaciology, geology,geography, geophysics, climatology, and related disciplines.

About the Author:

Dr Peter Knight was brought up in Birmingham, England, and educated in geography and glaciology at the Universities of Oxford and Aberdeen. He teaches physical geography at Keele University, and carries out research in glaciology and glacial geomorphology both in the laboratory and at field sites in Iceland, Greenland, and the UK.

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