Over the 12 years since it was first published Glaciers has presumably been successful enough for Cambridge University Press to encourage the authors to produce an expanded second edition of this semi-popular and beautifully illustrated science book. An extra 170 pages and a lot more photos have been added for this new edition. Extra chapters cover various aspects of the impact of glaciers on humans and include discussions of both the benefits and hazards associated with glaciers and their future prospects under global warming.

From the geological point of view, the overall emphasis is on modern glaciers although there is...

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