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Glacial Geology and the Pleistocene Epoch

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  • Publication Year: 1948

Glacial Geology and the Pleistocene Epoch, by Richard Foster Flint. 598 pages, with six plates, 88 text figures and 30 tables. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1947. $6.00.

This is primarily a textbook on Pleistocene glaciation. Richard F. Flint, Professor of Geology in Yale University, has devoted his first 63 pages, divided into four chapters, to glaciers, glacier ice and glacier motion, with reference both to Alpine (valley) glaciers and to ice sheets. It is this portion of the book which is of more particular interest to mountaineers.

J. E. Fisher

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