Bruce Railsback has generated a photocopy-and-bind textbook called Alpine and Glacial Geology. Its immediate purpose is to meet the needs of a course called "Alpine and Glacial Geology" in the University of New Orleans-Innsbruck summer program. That course is open to all students, with no prerequisites, but covers the advanced topics of alpine geology and glacial geology. The book is therefore designed to cover sufficient fundamentals of geology to get students started and then to cover its two main topics in some detail. The book has an emphasis on Tirol, the setting of the course, but not such an emphasis to preclude use of the book elsewhere. |
Here's the table of contents:
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -The book consists of 194 pages. Each relatively short chapter is followed by figures for that chapter.
The copyright page has the following statement:
Alpine and Glacial Geology - second edition (c) 2008 by L. Bruce Railsback. All text and illustrations in this book have been produced by L. Bruce Railsback or are documents in the public domain under the copyright laws of the United States of America. The author grants permission for reproduction of this book for instructional purposes and personal use, so long as copies are sold for no more than the cost of reproduction and binding. Unbound originals for photocopying may be obtained at cost from the author.The last sentence of that copyright statement is now out of date: Persons wanting a copy can download the huge 342 MB pdf file of the entire book
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