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Living Ice: Understanding Glaciers and Glaciation Paperback – June 28, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0521407403 ISBN-10: 0521407400 Edition: Reprint
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Review of the hardback: 'It's a delight to read a book by a writer who is tops in the world on his subject. Bob Sharp has studied glaciers at first-hand - camped on them, struggled up and down them and flown over them for forty years. Nobody is better qualified to tell about them. This book is 'required reading' for anyone interested in this fascinating subject.' Bradford Washburn

Review of the hardback: 'A beautifully written and finely illustrated book about glaciers, glacial erosion and deposition ... It is an extremely well written monograph of literary merit that should be required reading for all levels of natural science students and professionals alike.' Choice

'The book is written in a conversational, nontechnical style clearly intended for the interested non-geologist. Nevertheless, professionals who are not specialists in glacial geography or glaciology (and many who are) will find this a worthwhile book to read.' American Scientist

Book Description

Living Ice: Understanding Glaciers and Glaciation aims to increase our knowledge and understanding of glacial activity and products. The text is peppered with anecdotes and insights from one of the world's experts on glaciers and is suitable for anyone with a passing knowledge of earth science and an interest in the world of living ice.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (June 28, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521407400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521407403
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,036,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jerald R Lovell on September 18, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I was distressed to see this book is apparently out of print, as I believe it is the best, most complete book on glaciers and glaciation/glacial processes for the uninitiated reader. The graphic photographs lose none of their impact by being in black and white, and greatly aid the reader's understanding in following the matters discussed in the lucid, easily read text.
Another virtue of the book is to emphasize, on first use, each term with which the reader may not be familiar. Learning of the topics and copics is greatly facilitated. Finally, the book contains easily understood diagrams of glaciers, and the landforms they create.
Having read the book, the reader has become very familiar with the basic knowledge of this most important phenomenon, and stands ready to tackle more detailed work if he or she so desires. I recommend this work very, very highly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. D. Weitzenhoffer on September 30, 2012
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The author lucidly explains the basics of glaciers and glaciation, and the book can serve as a branching-off point for further study, or as a terminus for a layperson wishing to expand his knowledge of glaciers and glacial landscapes. As a lay-level book, I would categorize it as accessible to a high school level student (perhaps even an interested GT-level middle school student), but not at the cost of being overly simplistic. It imparts a great deal of information effectually, via well-written text and helpful and copious accompanying photos and illustrations.

Of great utility is the glossary, and the use of bold-face for first use of terms defined therein.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alicia on April 7, 2013
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This book is great for explaning the science of glaciers to a high school student or adult wishing to learnhow they work. Easy to read but it goes pretty deep!
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