By James S. Aber
Glaciotectonism is a crucial element of smooth glacial conception, gaining frequent reputation in the prior 25 years. This booklet is end result of compiling maps of glaciotectonic buildings and landforms for North the USA and important Europe, that's the foundation for higher figuring out the position of glaciotectonism as a key part of glacial theory.
Glaciotectonism is intented to supply a finished overview and outline of glaciotectonic phenomena. the subject material is prepared in 3 wide sections. First, definitions, rules, and methodologies of glaciotectonics within the box in addition to within the laboratory are defined. subsequent, case histories of glaciotectonic buildings and landforms from the land and continental shelf areas of North the US and Eurasia are then lined intimately. useful functions for mining, road building, and different human actions also are defined. The final a part of the e-book covers nearby and continental distribution of glaciotectonic phenomena, dynamics of glaciotectonic deformation, and analogous non-glacial deformation.
* offers definitions, rules, and technique of research for glaciotectonic phenomena
* beneficial properties case histories of glaciotectonic buildings and landforms from the glaciated land and continental shelf areas of North the US and Eurasia
* Analyzes mechanical and theoretical glaciotectonic deformation; analogous deformation of non-glacial starting place
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