This authoritative new text provides a thorough, updated account of
glaciers and ice sheets as monitors and indicators of environmental
change. It examines the record of environmental change within
glaciers and ice sheets, and that of past environments left by
retreating glaciers. These themes are examined within the context
of environmental change in general and global climate change in
particular. Methods of using palaeoenvironmental records are
assessed and the implications for future environmental change are
discussed. Evidence from glacier ice left in the landscape or
within the geological record, provides one of the most important
sources of information on environmental change. 'Glaciers and
Environmental Change' is a comprehensive account of glaciers andice
sheets as monitors and indictaors of environmental change. Based on
the latest research, this book consolidates a diverse range of data
and explains their applications. it also assesses methods of using
palaeoenvironmental records. This authoritative new text examines
not only the records of environmental change within glaciers but
also that of past environments left by retreating glaciers. These
themes are examined within the context of contemporary debates in
environmental change and the volume also seeks to draw conclusions
concernign past, present and future climatic change in relation to
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