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Glacier Ice

Glacier Ice
Austin Post and Edward R. LaChapelle
Seattle: University of Washington, 2000
GB2403.2 .P68 2000

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 groundbased 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 facinating 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.

"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 anyone fascinated with the beauty of nature."

Quoted from dust jacket as taken from the American Scientist