Independent opinion of the Second Edition:
The second edition of W.S.B. Paterson's excellent textbook is now available...it is a very valuable source of information for any scientist becoming involved in some field of glaciological research.
News Bulletin of the International Glaciological Society
The first edition of The Physics of Glaciers was published in 1969 and was widely acclaimed at that time. It became the standard textbook for students of glacier dynamics. Because of the considerable advances in understanding glacier flow that have been made in the past twelve years, we are indeed fortunate that Stan Paterson has taken the time to prepare a second edition.
National Science Foundation
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