Past Glacial Environments by John MenziesPast Glacial Environments by John Menzies

Past Glacial Environments

byJohn MenziesEditorJaap Van Der Meer

Paperback | November 28, 2017

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Past Glacial Environments, Second Edition,presents a revised and updated version of the very successful first edition of Menzies' book, covering a breadth of topics with a focus on the recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including the pre-Quaternary glaciations.

The book is made up of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world, with the editor's expertise and experience bringing the chapters together. This new and updated volume includes at least 45% new material, along with five new chapters that include a section on techniques and methods.

Additionally, this new edition is presented in full color and features a large collection of photographs, line diagrams, and tables with examples of glacial environments and landscapes that are drawn from a worldwide perspective.

Informative knowledge boxes and case studies are included, helping users better understand critical issues and ideas.



  • Provides the most complete reference concerning the study of glacial processes and their geological, sedimentological, and geomorphological products
  • Comprised of chapters written by various geological experts from across the world
  • Includes specific case studies to alert readers to important ideas and issues
  • Uses text boxes throughout to explain key concepts from glacial literature
  • Presents full color photographs, line diagrams, and tables throughout
John Menzies is Professor of Earth Sciences & Geography at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. He obtained a B.Sc. at the University of Aberdeen and a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He immigrated to Canada in 1977. His main areas of research and expertise lie in Glacial Geomorphology and Sedimentology ...
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Title:Past Glacial EnvironmentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:858 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 28, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0081005245

ISBN - 13:9780081005248

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I The Pre-Quaternary 2. Pre-Cambrian Glaciations and Chronology 3. Ordovician & Permo-Carboniferous Glaciations and Chronology

Part II The Quaternary 4. Quaternary Glaciations and Chronology

Part III Glacial processes 5. Subglacial Processes 6. Supraglacial Processes 7. Proglacial Processes 8. Glaciomarine Environments 9. Glacioaeolian Environments 10. Glaciolacustrine Environments 11. Glaciovolcanism 12. Glacial Stratigraphy and Lithofacies 13. Micromorphology and microtomography 14. Glaciohydrogeology 15. Glaciotectonics 16. GIS and the Glacial Environments 17. Periglacial Processes in Glacial Environments 18. Climate Change and Sea Level

Part IV Techniques and Methods 19. Palaeosols 20. Ice Sheet and Glacier Modelling 21. Geochronology 22. Geotechnical aspects of glacial sediments 23. Drift Prospecting in Glaciated terrains

Part V 24. Problems and Perspectives