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By David Evans,Douglas Benn,David J. A. Evans,Douglas I. Benn

ISBN-10: 0340759593

ISBN-13: 9780340759592

Sediments are the main precious type of actual proof for previous Earth floor tactics. they've got the capability to accumulate an archive of occasions and supply a window into the prior. via cautious exam of sediments the moving styles of floor strategies throughout area and time are printed, permitting us to reconstruct earlier environments and environmental switch.

A sensible advisor to the learn of Glacial Sediments is a advisor to the normal innovations hired to learn the sedimentary checklist of former glaciers and ice sheets. It demonstrates that the usually advanced and fragmentary glacial sedimentary checklist can, whilst tested systematically and rationally, supply distinct insights into former environments and climates in locations the place no different proof is on the market. The complementary concepts coated during this booklet contain: facies description, grain measurement research, clast shape evaluate, clast macrofabric research, micromorphology, particle lithology and review of engineering homes. They yield constant and significant leads to a number of glacial depositional environments in the course of the global, from the excessive Arctic to the Himalayas.

a realistic advisor to the research of Glacial Sediments presents scholars and researchers with a transparent and available consultant to recording and examining glacial successions at any place the location.

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