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Author: Austin Post
ISBN: 0802018130
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
Pages 110 pages
Publisher University of Toronto Press (1971)
Language English
Category: Science
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eBook Glacier ice download

by Austin Post


Austin S. Post (16 March 1922 – 12 November 2012) was a photographer, glaciologist, and mountaineer known for his aerial photography of the mountains and glaciers of North America.

Austin S. Post (16 March 1922 – 12 November 2012) was a photographer, glaciologist, and mountaineer known for his aerial photography of the mountains and glaciers of North America, particularly the North Cascades of Washington and Glacier Bay, Alaska.

Austin Post, formerly a hydrologist with the . Geological Survey, is a noted aerial photographer

The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped. Austin Post, formerly a hydrologist with the . Geological Survey, is a noted aerial photographer. Edward R. LaChapelle is professor emeritus of geophysics and atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. Geological Survey, is a noted aerial photographer

Austin Post, formerly a hydrologist with the .

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A surging or surge-type glacier is one that periodically discharges an ice reservoir by means of one or more sudden, brief, large-scale ice displacement(s). These displacements typically transfer ice from up-glacier accumulation areas to down-glacier ablation areas. Most surges occur with a periodicity of about a decade to more than a century.

Informationen zum Titel Glacier Ice von Austin Post The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than 10. .

Informationen zum Titel Glacier Ice von Austin Post The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than 100 photographs and a closely integrated, informed text. Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska is supplemented with ground-based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world. The authors clearly explain the features illustrated.

Glacier Ice. 2000-01-01. University of Toronto Press. The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the. ISBN10 : 0802083757, ISBN13 : 9780802083753.

Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska is supplemented with ground-based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world

Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and into the interior ranges of Alaska is supplemented with ground-based photographs from the Himalayas, Switzerland, Chile, and other parts of the world. Their discussion of the effects of glaciers on the landscape, formation and mass balance, flow and fluctuations, moraines, ogives, and surface details is fascinating for the general reader as well as the expert

Glacier Ice. Austin Post.

Yes – glacier ice, like granite, is a type of rock. This chapter is the tenth in a series of 11 book-length chapters, collectively referred to as this volume, in the series . Glacier ice is actually a mono-mineralic rock (a rock made of only one mineral, like limestone which is composed of the mineral calcite). The mineral ice is the crystalline form of water (H2O). Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386, Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World.

pp. 110, "The awesome beauty and majesty of glaciers, the world of ice which has shaped and reshaped large parts of the earth's surfaces, are presented here through more than 100 photographs and a closely integrated, informed text. Austin Post's series of aerial photographs of glaciers along the North Pacific Coast of North America and…
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I think I first heard about this book almost 30 years ago from someone who had wintered in the Antarctic and raved about Austin Post's aerial photos of temperate glaciers. A few years ago I briefly got to see a copy of the original large hardcover edition, but not to sit down with, appreciate and study. Now I have my own copy of it in this economical revised paperback edition, and can say that it is worth the money for the landscape photography by itself.

Reading the book partly for the artistic value of the photos, I learned the basics about temperate glaciers. One must pay attention, but the text is clear, concise, and easy to follow for someone like me who has taken introductory courses in the physical sciences. I am not sure whether the photos being in black and white might pose a problem for a young person who hasn't grown up with black and white, or a person who had not seen a glacier for real. I was left thinking that perhaps I should have bought a second book, in colour, to make learning the features of glaciers easier. But it's done now.

The book has been revised, for example to reflect the Mt. St. Helen's eruption, but it isn't clear to someone without a scientific background in glaciation whether all the text was updated. No doubt there has been intensive current research on glaciers since the revised edition was published anyway, it being a "hot" topic.

Most of the photographs were taken in the 1950s and 1960s in Alaska, Canada and the Pacific north west of the US, and most by Post. (His stand out from the rest.) There is very little coverage of Antarctica, for example, although enough is said for me to understand why the glaciers I saw there looked different from the ones I had seen in New Zealand.

There is a short but very helpful annotated bibliography.

Post's photos truly are extraordinary, taken in the service of science but actually high art. The book is excellent value for that alone, and my rating reflects that. Its value as a learning experience just added icing to the cake. I deducted a star for not being in colour.
Uyehuguita
Found this in the local library and had to have it. Awesome book on glaciers and I've had a difficult time finding many books on the subject
Mazuzahn
This book has terrific pictures and explanations about how glaciers form, move, and retreat. It is a good read for those just learning about glaciers.
Doath
This is a total classic. Anyone who climbs or skis should own this.
Inertedub
Glacier Ice is a comprehensive survey which is both well-written and extensively illustrated. It is easy to read, but mastery of its contents would take considerable time and effort. So it is suited to a broad range of audience. Even a beginner with an interest in the subject would be able to get a good deal out of this book. Because the writing is straightforward and assumes nothing about the reader's expertise. And because Glacier Ice contains many photographs which are specifically presented to illustrate topics being discussed in the text.
For those who have spent time walking glacial surfaces in a state of awe and wonder, this book will answer all the questions that kept arising as you moved about in that supernal world. And it will clarify in detail the terms that you have heard tossed about but which needed further definition in your mind. Like moraine, for example. Which is a deceptively simple concept, but turns out to have tremendous explanatory power when it comes to the geophysics of landscape formation. In this regard, I had once been told that Long Island was a terminal moraine. Reading Glacier Ice rendered that nugget of information viable. I now have a picture in my mind's eye of just how the one-hundred mile-long land mass came into being.
One of the most visually dramatic surface features of glaciers is the multiple median moraines that form like layer cake when several ice flow tributaries converge into an ice field of gigantic proportion. Glacier Ice includes a number of photographs of this phenomena and an explanation for its occurrence. As with other aspects of glacier morphology taken up in this monograph, after a few moments time you can begin to picture vividly the way in which the forces at work between ice and rock would produce the effect you are studying.
One thing I particularly liked about Glacier Ice is that it was written with the mountain climber in mind. Thus descriptions of various glacier features are often accompanied by comments on the type of challenge the feature in question poses to the adventurer attempting to traverse it. This brought a topic of vastness down to human dimensions and I thought it a nice touch in what is essentially a textbook about the intersection of the force of gravity as it meets up with frozen water and rock.
Zavevidi
This is a delightful, awesome and clearly written book by two of the foremost glaciologists of the XXth century. The superb and unique photographs together with the correct yet easy to understand explanations make the book an excellent resource for everyone interested in glaciers.