History of glaciology.

Histoire de la glaciologie.

Author(s) : RÉMY F.

Type of monograph: Book


This book is part of a series called "Inflexions". It is a known fact that Arctic Ice is a determining factor in the climatic future of our planet, but is it as well known that over one billion of us depend on water resources provided by glaciers? What have we understood about ice and snow, and what have these elements taught us? The whole history of glaciology since Ancient times is presented to us here by the author. Careful to disseminate scientific knowledge, she endeavours to show how the history of glaciology affects that of the roundness of Planet Earth, meteorology, crystallography, thermodynamics, geology, solid mechanics, and above all that of climate in the past, the present and the future.


  • Original title: Histoire de la glaciologie.
  • Record ID : 2009-0943
  • Languages: French
  • Subject: Environment
  • Publication: Vuibert - France/France
  • Publication date: 2008/11
  • ISBN: 9782711740161
  • Source: Source: 176 p. (17 x 24); fig.; phot.; ref.; index; EUR 19.
  • Document available for consultation in the library of the IIR headquarters only.