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  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (June 25 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340905794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340905791
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There isn't much about glaciers this book doesn't cover and it's pretty clear that the authors know a lot about their topic. That said, the text is a tough read and vocabulary only gets defined once, so unless you have an encyclopedic memory for new terms, you will find yourself flipping back and forth trying to remember where that definition was 50 pages back. It also pretty much assumes the reader has at least an upper level/graduate university education background in geology, geomorphology or something similar. I went through a whole package of flagging stickies trying to read this, but I will admit you'll probably never need another glacier book after this one.
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An excellent book, no student of glacial geomorphology can function without it.
Three Cheers to Benn & Evans...we've all been waiting for an all encompassing guide like this.
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This book is hugely enormous, nd good value. It covers everything, but is a real mothful to try to read through. Look up everything in here, but a tough bed-time read....
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Excellent Text on the Science of Glaciers and Glaciation Feb. 10 2006
By Gary W. Fogg - Published on Amazon.com
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Glaciers and Glaciation by Douglas Benn and David Evans is an excellent review of the current theory and underlying principles of glacier science. It is copiously illustrated with black and white photographs, line drawings, diagrams, charts, and graphs. The writing is technical, but the ideas involved are clearly and methodically presented. The organizational structure of the book is comprehensive and logical, helping the reader comprehend and absorb fundamental concepts.

The book is designed for those with a serious interest in science. It would be appropriate, for example, for college students who have had an introductory course in geology and know that they wish to continue studying one of the earth sciences. It is also appropriate for professionals like myself, who are not geologists, but who have a strong interest in the earth sciences and wish to learn more about glaciers and glaciation.

The book may be accessible for people without a science background if they are willing to absorb the high rate of new vocabulary and concepts that the text presents. The first chapter on glacier systems and those in the second half of the book dealing with glacial landforms may be particularly satisfying in this regard. Even the more difficult chapters, like those on glacier motion, may be absorbing if people can visualize how the glacier slides, changes shape, and pours like a thick syrup over obstructions.

I found the book to be fascinating. It took me 71 hours over a period of several months to read the entire 640 pages of text and study the many diagrams and other illustrations the book has to offer. By applying what I have learned from Benn and Evans, I have been able to interpret certain sand and gravel deposits in my area as probable subaqueous outwash fans deposited by the retreat of the last ice sheet here in Maine. This interpretation needs to be verified by others more qualified than myself, but I could not have hoped to come up with an hypothesis of this nature without the knowledge gained in reading this text.

The book has abundant references, as it is in many ways a review of the current literature and thinking on the subject. It does not deal with the current debate about climate change, nor does it deal primarily with glacial history. Instead, it excels in its main purpose as a clear and quite technical discussion of the current principles and theory of glacier science as understood by glaciologists today.
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Great book about glaciers Oct. 5 2007
By Donno - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought this for a glacial geology class. It's written well enough that I don't always stop at the end of the assigned readings.
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Feel the passion with the glaciatiation "bible" Dec 12 2001
By Angela McGuckin - Published on Amazon.com
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An excellent book, no student of glacial geomorphology can function without it.
Three Cheers to Benn & Evans...we've all been waiting for an all encompassing guide like this.
A must have for glaciologists Nov. 9 2006
By C. Ashmankas - Published on Amazon.com
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This book, while some of the terms are out of date, is a must have on the shelf of anyone interested in or studying glaciers. It is a good, easy, and informative read.
Really complex, but great and thorough Feb. 16 2006
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This, in my opinion, is an excellent book. As others have said, it is really wordy and in some places, absolutely foreign to me. But don't let this discourage you from getting it. One of the most comprehensive books on glaciers ever!

Ah, and also, this book contains some great pictures and charts. But it could take you a while to read, being err... "thick" is an understatement

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