88 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-63).
Introduction -- Glaciers and climate -- Global distribution of glaciers and ice caps -- Glacier fluctuation series -- Global glacier changes -- Regional glacier changes -- Conclusions.
This publication is about the world's surface ice on land outside the two polar ice sheets. It provides a sound and well illustrated review on the basis of available data, the global distribution of glaciers and ice caps, and their changes since maximum extents of the so-called Little Ice Age.