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Handbook of Snow: Principles, Processes, Management and Use [Paperback]

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Handbook of Snow, now reprinted from its 1981 edition, describes everything you always wanted to know about snow in four parts: Part 1 explains snow's relationship with humans, plants, and animals. Part II describes snowfall and snow cover in relation to formation, drifting, ablation, runoff, and avalanches. Part III illustrates the engineering involved in snow including travel, stress on buildings, and the use of chemicals and abrasives for controlling snow. Part IV describes snow and recreation, skiing, and the mechanics of skiing. "Handbook is an introductory text and thus written for the layman with a minimum of scientific jargon. Although the articles are relatively general in nature, they review the literature in their particular fields comprehensively and have extensive bibliographies. " N.A. Strickland, Trent University "This is one of those marvelous books with something for everyone." Jack Major Arctic and Alpine Research Vol. 15, No. 2 May 1983

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Pages   776
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 2"
Weight:   2.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1981
Publisher   The Blackburn Press
ISBN  1932846069  
ISBN13  9781932846065  

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Snow Science  Apr 5, 2007
I have had the hardback edition and referred to it for years. This is about 95% complete and is definitely a "must have" for anyone involved in snow - avalanches, construction, transportation (roads, railroads, bridges), alpine and nordic ski areas. There is even a chapter on skis and skiing.

This is a substantial tome. Do not look here for the biology and physics of snow. This is the practical, hands-on side. The science of snow is changing rapidly as we learn more in the face of global climate weirding. Atmospheric freezing levels are rising and snow metamorphism as we are used to it is changing. There are distinct differences in snow climates (maritime, continental and variations) that this book does not address. This is a very important "first step" that brings the breadth and depth of otherwise critical snow information together in one place.

As human population increases and there is more pressure to understand and make use of watersheds and airsheds for recreation, safety, potable water, construction and transportation, this book should be close at hand.
No coffee-table book, but a valuable source of snow knowledge.  Mar 4, 2006
Being a student of snow hydrology and avalanches at the university, this book is a must-have.
It says on the webpage at this site that it's printed in 2004, so I thought "Hey, a new edition!", but it appeared that it's a reprint of the 1981-edition.
Nevertheless, the book covers all aspects of snow, and little has changed since 1981 regarding the properties of snow. In some areas it would've been helpful with some more up-to-date figures and facts, but in general, it's a stayer in its field. No fancy pictures, but well written in a not too scientific language. I must admit, my friends and family just laugh whenever they catch me reading in it, calling me a geek.
Ok, I'm a geek, I think snow is worth a thorough study (and a Master's degree), and so the Handbook of Snow suits me quite perfectly. To scholars and students of geophysics and physical geography, engineers and all who need to know more than the average guy about snow, this is _the_ book. Well worth its price.
handbook of snow, principles, processes,management&use  Feb 5, 2005
very comprehensive overview of most data available on snow science over the last century. The bibliographies alone are worth the price. While there may be more specific texts available on specific areas of interest,I have found none that covers as many aspects. Most books focus on avalanche safety for example with some cursory science to go with it. This book at 776 pages in length examines most aspects of snow science as well as the disciplines of most interest, ie; avalanches and control of them, transportation, recreation, military, and the related science for each area. The book covers the physics and chemistry of snow in each chapter as it applies to that area of interest in a manner that is user friendly to the layman.

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