eBook Past Glacial Environments, 2nd Edition

  • John Menzies
  • Jaap van der Meer
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  • ISBN-10: 0081005253
  • ISBN-13: 9780081005255
  • DDC: 551.792
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 858 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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This revised and updated version of the first edition of Menzies’ book covers a breadth of topics with a focus on the recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including the pre-Quaternary glaciations. The book is made up of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world, with the editor’s expertise and experience bringing the chapters together. This new and updated volume includes at least 45% new material, along with five new chapters that include a section on techniques and methods. Additionally, this new edition is presented in full color and features a large collection of photographs, line diagrams, and tables with examples of glacial environments and landscapes that are drawn from a worldwide perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Glacier Ice.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction.
The Prequaternary.
2: Precambrian Glacial Deposits: Their Origin, Tectonic Setting, and Key Role in Earth Evolution.
3: The Early Palaeozoic Glacial Deposits of Gondwana: Overview, Chronology, and Controversies.
The Quaternary.
4: Quaternary Glaciations and Chronology.
Glacial Processes.
5: Subglacial Processes and Sediments.
6: Supraglacial Environments.
7: Modern Glaciomarine Environments and Sediments.
8: Glacioaeolian Processes, Sediments, and Landforms.
9: Glaciolacustrine Processes.
10: Glaciovolcanism: A 21St Century Proxy for Palaeo-Ice.
11: Glacial Lithofacies and Stratigraphy.
12: Glaciohydrogeology.
13: Glacitectonics.
14: Geographic Information Systems and Glacial Environments.
15: Periglacial Processes in Glacial Environments.
16: Ice Sheets and Climate: The Marine Geological Record.
Techniques and Methods.
17: Soils and Palaeosols in Glacial Environments.
18: Ice Sheet and Glacier Modelling.
19: Geochronology Applied to Glacial Environments.
20: Application of Till Mineralogy and Geochemistry to Mineral Exploration.
21: Micromorphology and Microsedimentology of Glacial Sediments.
Problems and Perspective.
22: Glacial Environments: Themes and Issues.