Barsch, Dietrich;Rockglaciers: Indicators for the Present and Former Geoecology in High Mountain Environments. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 1996. Octavo, pp. xiv, 331, 143 figures, 50 tables.
In original pictorial hard binding, minor bumping to corners, near fine condition.
The author’s work involves the research on rock glaciers and their expression of the creep of mountain permafrost. Rockglaciers are indicative of special geo-ecologic and geomorphic conditions regarding thermal situation, talus production, hydrology, and hazards in high mountain environments. As relic features, they are of major paleoclimatic value. Barsch presents a systematic treatment of this special landform in its environmental context.