|Statement||[by] David E. Sugden and Brian S. John.|
|Contributions||John, Brian Stephen, joint author.|
|LC Classifications||GB2403.2 .S9 1976b|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 376 p. :|
|Number of Pages||376|
|LC Control Number||76369890|
Today, Alaska, with its approximately , glaciers, is a living example of its profound influence - the state's rugged landscape is a textbook of glacial activity, and geologist and photographer Michael Collier guides you through its pages/5(3). Glaciers alter the landscape in two fundamental ways: they carve out valleys (think fjords) and transport significant volumes of debris including rocks. Glaciated valleys are created when glaciers pass through large mountains. If you notice sheer mountain cliffsides with very narrow inlets, those are likely carved by glaciers. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Glaciers and landscape by David E. Sugden, , E. Arnold edition, in English - Cited by: Glaciers and Landscape. Book January The glacial trough is a common glacier erosion landscape, which plays an important role in the study of glacier erosion processes.
Her book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, explores the stories of Icelandic people and glaciers through the lens of climatic changes. She is currently working on In Tangible Ice, a multi-year Arctic project examining the socio-physical dimensions of glacier retreat in near-glacier communities across all eight circumpolar nations.5/5(8). Read the best books about Glacier National Park, of course! Knowing more about the park’s history, geology, flora, fauna, and culture will deepen your experience in the park. In no particular order, here are our recommendations on what to read before you visit Glacier National Park. 10 Best Books About Glacier National Park. Glaciers follows Isabel through a day in her life in which work with damaged books in the basement of a library, unrequited love for the former soldier who fixes her computer, and dreams of the perfect vintage dress move over a backdrop of deteriorating urban architecture and the imminent loss of the glaciers she knew as a young girl in Alaska/5(43). Icebergs and Glaciers. The frozen rivers and sheets of ice known as glaciers can move as slowly as a few inches a year, yet they are a powerful force shaping the earth beneath and around them. Breathtaking photographs mark this dramatic introduction to a beautiful yet frozen world of mountaintops and polar regions/5.
Glaciers may be classified as warm or cold depending on whether their temperatures are above or below °C (14°F). Geological Impact Glaciers alter topography, and their work includes erosion, transportation, and deposition. Mountain glaciers carve out amphitheaterlike vertical-walled valley heads, or cirques, at their sources. Publication of Sculpted by Ice: Glaciers and the Alaska Landscape (ISBN ) was supported through a grant from the US Geological Survey and published by the Alaska Natural History Association with a list price of $ This book is rich in illustrations, photographs, and maps. A list of suggested readings is found at the end of the text. Glaciation: is the modification of the land surface by the action of glaciers. Glaciations have occurred so recently in N. America and Europe, that weathering, mass wasting, and stream erosion have not had time to alter the landscape. Thus, evidence of glacial erosion and deposition are still present. One way that glaciers change the landscape is by erosion. As they pass over the ground, the ice scrapes up soil and rock. A valley glacier will leave a valley much deeper, as it erodes the underlying surface with plucking and abrasion. Plucking occurs when large rocks or other objects are pulled out of the earth by the force of the glacier's.