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Living Ice: Understanding Glaciers And Glaciation Hardcover – 1988


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A superb book on glaciation and glaciers 18 Sept. 2003
By Jerald R Lovell - Published on Amazon.com
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Excellent introduction for the layperson 1 Oct. 2012
By S. D. Weitzenhoffer - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very helpful book 8 April 2013
By Alicia - Published on Amazon.com
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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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