Cover image for Glaciers : ice on the move
Title:
Glaciers : ice on the move
Author:
Walker, Sally M.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes the formation and movement of different types of glaciers, their effects on the land, and how scientists study glaciers.
General Note:
"A Carolrhoda earth watch book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780876143735
Format :
Book

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Describes the formation and movement of different types of glaciers, their effects on the land, and how scientists study glaciers.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. With crisp color photographs and well-labeled diagrams to augment her straightforward remarks, Walker examines the formation and movement of different kinds of glaciers in this latest entry in the Earth Watch series. She also describes how glaciers affect the landscape and water levels and how changing climates affect them. This leads into a look at scientists' growing interest in these huge ice sheets as researchers chart the warming of the earth and look for alternative sources of clean water. Color-screened boxes are used to set off discussion of such high-interest items as the city beneath the ice in Greenland, the iceberg that devastated the Titanic, and a glacier surge in northern Alaska. Glossary of unfamiliar terms appended. --Barbara Elleman


School Library Journal Review

A handsome book on both valley glaciers and continental ice sheets . The format is excellent: clear type with plenty of white space, beautifully chosen and reproduced full-color photos, and high-quality paper. The information is also clearly presented--the same basic material covered in other standard works on the subject, such as Simon's Icebergs and Glaciers (Morrow, 1987) and the Nixons' Glaciers : Nature's Frozen Rivers (Dodd, 1980; o.p.). Side issues (e.g. the sinking of the Titanic leading to the formation of the International Ice Patrol) are presented in boxes. The glossary is good, but the index is not very complete, which may be a drawback as the book is not divided into chapters. The photos are a real help to the text. Drumlins, eskers, icebergs, etc. are shown not as diagrams, but as real features of real landscapes. This is both a wonderful browsing book and a good source for school reports. --Rosanne Cerny, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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