Cover: Apparent Geographical Variations Resulting from Rise and Fall of Sea Level.

Apparent Geographical Variations Resulting from Rise and Fall of Sea Level.

Published 1976

by Alfred B. Nelson

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Describes and illustrates the effects of changes in sea level resulting from the melting and formation of glaciers. Possible causes of major glaciations, historical precedent for the examples, and the effects of melting existing land-locked ice are discussed. In addition to computer generated maps of the effects of possible changes in sea level, extreme examples of change are shown to illustrate the world's topography. 17 pp. Ref.

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