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By Helgi Björnsson,Julian Meldon D'Arcy

This ebook is the 1st accomplished assessment and evaluate of the origins, heritage and present dimension and situation of all of Iceland's significant glaciers (including Vatnajökull, the biggest in Europe) initially of the twenty-first century. it isn't simply illustrated with many appealing photos and graphs of contemporary facts and clinical information, yet is additionally a set of old writings and drawings from annals, sagas, folks stories, diaries, stories, tales and poems, because it offers a special method of the research of glaciers on an island within the North Atlantic. 
Balancing and evaluating the area of guy with the realm of nature, the perceptions of artwork and tradition with the systematic and pragmatic analyses of technology, The Glaciers of Iceland current a large spectrum of readers with a brand new and stimulating view of the origins, improvement and attainable way forward for those titanic common phenomena, in addition to the examine and function of glaciology, inside particular time traces and geographical destinations. Icelandic glaciers the writer argues may turn out crucial for realizing the present unsettling growth of world warming. The glaciers of Iceland, for this reason, goals at featuring to a large readership an unique, historic, cultural and clinical evaluate of those geophysical beneficial properties in Iceland whereas additionally suggesting more and more very important classes and types for man's destiny interplay with the world's glaciers as a whole.

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