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University of Colorado Studies Volume 7-8; General Series
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Author: University of Colorado
Number of Pages: 182 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Format: PDF
ISBN: 9781130466140
File size: 44 Mb
File Name: University.of.Colorado.Studies.Volume.7-8;.General.Series.pdf
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ... Glaciers in the Rocky Mountains," Proc. Colo. Set. Sac. Vol. II, pp. m-17, l88S touches the canyon walls or valley walls at all points be considered a glacier, and a similar body of ice having all the same characters except that it has been melted along the sides so that a space of one, ten or a thousand feet intervenes between the ice and the wall be deemed neve? Who is to decide whether the slope of the valley sides must be ten degrees, one degree or a fraction of a degree to constitute a wall? Other writers have set forth the general characters of a glacier, rather than attempting brief definition, but even that does not enable one to determine with certainty in every case whether a given icefield should be called a glacier. Unfortunately the word glacier is, in some portions of the Southern Rockies and Sierras, coming to mean nothing more than a perennial bank of ice or snow, and the writer has heard it applied to very small snow-banks, indeed. This is due partly to local pride--the determination of every community that it shall not be outdone by rival communities--and partly to a desire on the part of tourists and explorers who get into out-of-the-way places to believe that they are making discoveries of value. But neither local zeal nor explorer's enthusiasm should lead to designating natural objects by names which are inapplicable. It is scientifically just as important to discover that things do not exist as to discover that they do. The traveler who, by thorough exploration of a region hitherto unknown, ascertains definitely that it contains no glaciers, has rendered just as much service to geographical and geological science and contributed as definitely to the sum of human knowledge, as if he should discover a thousand glaciers. A glacier is...

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