Login

Pfeffer, W. Tad

The Opening of a New Landscape: Columbia Glacier at Mid-Retreat

Pfeffer, W. Tad - The Opening of a New Landscape: Columbia Glacier at Mid-Retreat, ebook

49,10€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781118671733
DRM Restrictions

Printing29 pages with an additional page accrued every two days, capped at 29 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.

This book, beautifully illustrated with dozens of extraordinary photographs, not only tells the history of the expeditions to explore the Columbia Glacier, but also shows how warming over the last century in combination with internal physics of the glacier act to produce dramatic and unpredictable responses to climate change. In a giant transformation, not only are we losing an enormous storehouse of fresh water, but we also bear witness to the opening up of a new landscape as more and more of the land surface formerly covered by ice and snow becomes exposed to sunlight and so welcomes new communities of flora and fauna.

More than just a science story, this is a fascinating picture of how science and scientists work, of how science is carried out and advances.

One of the world's leading experts on the Columbia Glacier, W. Tad Pfeffer, scientist, writer, and photographer, is uniquely qualified to have written this absorbing and dynamic testament to this wonder of nature.

Keywords: Quaternary Science & Glaciology

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2007
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Special Publications
Page amount
95 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118671733
Printed ISBN
9780875907291

Similar titles