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3. Glaciers through time

3. Glaciers through time  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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9780191808227
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0003
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The ‘glacial theory’ championed by Louis Agassiz in the 19th century saw the beginning of the geological community’s partial acceptance of the concept of multiple and more extensive ... More
8. Glaciers of the past

8. Glaciers of the past  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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To reconstruct the former extent and dynamics of ice sheets and glaciers requires a knowledge of process-form relationships that goes beyond individual landform types. Instead, glacial ... More
7. Glacials, interglacials, and celestial cycles

7. Glacials, interglacials, and celestial cycles  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0008
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In the early twentieth century, there was much debate about whether the ice age involved a single phase of ice sheet growth and freezing climate (the monoglacial theory) or several phases ... More
9. Glaciers, humans, and enduring ice

9. Glaciers, humans, and enduring ice  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0009
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A knowledge of glaciation is important because it provides us with an understanding of glaciers as Earth surface systems face climate change and of the glacial materials beneath the ... More
1. Glacier ice: discovery and understanding

1. Glacier ice: discovery and understanding  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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9780191808227
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0001
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‘Glacier ice: discovery and understanding’ considers how and why glaciers are formed and the history of the study of glaciers, which has enhanced our knowledge. Glacier ice will form ... More
1. Defining the Antarctic

1. Defining the Antarctic  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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9780191778438
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0001
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The Antarctic continent was the last to be discovered by humans, despite the fact that its presence had been postulated much earlier. The Antarctic is now a symbol of global anxiety as well ... More
2. Atmosphere and oceans

2. Atmosphere and oceans  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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9780191778254
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10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0002
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Our weather resides in the atmosphere. It begins on the Earth's surface and becomes thinner the higher it gets. The oceans play a crucial role in controlling weather and climate. ... More
6. Global climate cooling

6. Global climate cooling  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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9780191778254
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10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0006
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Over the last 50 million years, small variations in the movements of continents have changed the Earth's climate from being a greenhouse to an icehouse. ‘Global climate cooling’ explains ... More
7. Great ice ages

7. Great ice ages  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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9780191778254
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10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0007
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In the 1960s, when long, continuous sediment cores were first recovered from the bottom of the oceans, it was realised how many ice ages there have been. ‘Great ice ages’ looks at what ... More
6. Deposited by ice

6. Deposited by ice  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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9780191808227
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There are two types of primary glacial sediment created by glacier beds acting as shearing zones within which a subglacial deforming layer is developed: till and glacitectonite. ‘Deposited ... More
7. Landforms from the restless conveyor belt

7. Landforms from the restless conveyor belt  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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9780191808227
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0007
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Glacial geomorphologists combine two geomorphological approaches—process studies, including empirical field measurement and laboratory experiments, and form analogy, or reconstructive ... More
2. Glacier ice: definitions and dynamics

2. Glacier ice: definitions and dynamics  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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9780191808227
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0002
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The shape and size of glacier ice bodies (their morphology) is dictated by the interplay between climate and topography, and a classification scheme has been adopted to cover all the ... More
The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Jamie Woodward

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.001.0001
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The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at ... More
8. Deep ocean sediments and dating the past

8. Deep ocean sediments and dating the past  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2014
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9780191779671
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0009
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9780199580699
Deep ocean sediments, dominated by the shells of tiny marine organisms, form an unbroken record of environmental change that spans the entire Quaternary. In 1968, the Deep Sea Drilling ... More
The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction  

Klaus Dodds

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.001.0001
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Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction provides a modern account of Antarctica, highlighting the main issues facing the continent today, looks at how the Antarctic has been ... More
9. Fixing climate change

9. Fixing climate change  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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9780191778254
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10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0009
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Can we do anything to fix climate change? ‘Fixing climate change’ considers three ways we can help stabilize climate change: ‘mitigation’ or reduction of the amount of carbon we emit; ... More
2. Global warminga lot of hot air?

2. Global warming: a lot of hot air?  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191784088
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0002
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9780198715931
‘Global warming’ explains that the Earth is now warmer than it has been for over 90 per cent of its 4.6 billion year history and is heating up faster than at any time in the last 11,500 ... More
Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Climate: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Maslin

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778254
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10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.001.0001
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9780199641130
Climate: A Very Short Introduction considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control the climate on Earth. ... More

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