Field and Theory: Lectures in Geocryology Michael Church

ISBN: 9780774802048

Published: December 1st 2011

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213 pages


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Field and Theory: Lectures in Geocryology  by  Michael Church

Field and Theory: Lectures in Geocryology by Michael Church
December 1st 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 213 pages | ISBN: 9780774802048 | 4.38 Mb

This collection of papers by internationally known scientists in the field of geocryology was originally presented as a series of lectures at the University of British Columbia in 1980-1 in honour of J. Ross MacKay. Together they illustrate theMoreThis collection of papers by internationally known scientists in the field of geocryology was originally presented as a series of lectures at the University of British Columbia in 1980-1 in honour of J.

Ross MacKay. Together they illustrate the central dilemma in a science where fieldwork must be undertaken in the harsh periglacial environment and where, consequently, it is difficult to test theory rigorously. The papers provide a valuable overview of the current status of international research in a wide area of the field -- permafrost, patterned ground, and cold climate phenomena and processes. The treatment varies from anecdotal, historical, and descriptive to mathematical.



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