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Physics of Glaciers (C.I.L.) Hardcover – November, 1969

ISBN-13: 978-0080139722 ISBN-10: 0080139728 Edition: 1st

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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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Dr Paterson's introduction to glacier studies was with the British North Greenland Expedition in 1053-4. He emigrated to Canada in 1957 and between 1959 and 1980 studied glaciers in the Canadian Arctic and the Rocky Mountains, mainly under the auspices of the Canadian Government's Polar Continental Shelf Project. Since 1980 he has done consulting work and has also been a visiting scientist with the Geophysics Department at the University of Copenhagen and with the Australian Antarctic Division. He has also given a comprehensive lecture course at the Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology in Lanzhou, China. He is now retired and lives in British Columbia. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: C.I.L.
  • Hardcover: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press; 1st edition (November 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080139728
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080139722
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 1997
Format: Paperback
This is the 3rd edition of a classical university textbook. It is an introduction to the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets from a theoretical point of view. A wide range of subjects are treated e.g. ice dynamics, mass balance, climatology, ice core analysis, hydrology, thermal properties, etc. The equations governing the flow of valley glaciers, ice sheets and ice streams are presented along with the physical arguments.

A basic knowledge of mathematics and physics is an advantage.
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By ny on April 18, 2013
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bought it as an additional reading for a course; it's fourth edition is the textbook.
many things are changed in the fourth edition, as my prof said. and he recommended us to see what has been dropped from the third edition.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This is the 3rd edition of classical university textbook. It is a complete introduction to the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets from a theoretical point of view. It treats a wide range of subjects e.g. ice dynamics, mass balance, climatology, ice core analysis, hydrology, thermal properties, etc. The equations of ice flow in valley glaciers, ice sheets and ice streams are presented along with the physical arguments.

A basic knowledge of mathematics and physics is an advantage.
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