Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Glaciers of Iceland: A Historical, Cultural and Scientific Overview - Atlantis Advances in Quaternary Science 2 (Hardback)
  • The Glaciers of Iceland: A Historical, Cultural and Scientific Overview - Atlantis Advances in Quaternary Science 2 (Hardback)
zoom

The Glaciers of Iceland: A Historical, Cultural and Scientific Overview - Atlantis Advances in Quaternary Science 2 (Hardback)

(author)
£129.99
Hardback 613 Pages / Published: 13/10/2016
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book is the first comprehensive overview and evaluation of the origins, history and current size and condition of all of Iceland's major glaciers (including Vatnajoekull, the largest in Europe) at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is not only illustrated with many beautiful photographs and graphs of recent statistics and scientific data, but is also a collection of historical writings and drawings from annals, sagas, folk tales, diaries, reports, stories and poems, as it presents a unique approach to the study of glaciers on an island in the North Atlantic. Balancing and comparing the world of man with the world of nature, the perceptions of art and culture with the systematic and pragmatic analyses of science, The Glaciers of Iceland present a wide spectrum of readers with a new and stimulating view of the origins, development and possible future of these massive natural phenomena, as well as the study and role of glaciology, within specific time lines and geographical locations. Icelandic glaciers the author argues could prove essential for understanding the current unsettling progress of global warming. The glaciers of Iceland, therefore, aims at presenting to a wide readership an original, historical, cultural and scientific overview of these geophysical features in Iceland while also suggesting increasingly important lessons and models for man's future interaction with the world's glaciers as a whole.

Publisher: Atlantis Press (Zeger Karssen)
ISBN: 9789462392069
Number of pages: 613
Weight: 1411 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 35 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017

You may also be interested in...

Scotland's Beginnings
Added to basket
Geology of Ireland
Added to basket
Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland
Added to basket
Jurassic Mary
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Universe Within
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Cornish Rocks and Minerals
Added to basket
Fossils: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
H2O
Added to basket
H2O
£9.99
Paperback
The Smaller Lakes and Tarns of Lakeland
Added to basket
Supercontinent
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.