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The International Karakoram Project

Volume 1

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Zia-ul-Haq, Muhammad Ali Khan, K. J. Miller, Zhang Xiangsong, Shi Yafeng, A. J. Colvill, Wang Wenying, Huang Maohuan, Chen Jianming, Li Jijun, Xu Shuying, F. A. Perrott, A. S. Goudie, J. F. Bishop, A. D. G. Cumming, R. L. Ferrari, G. Owen, R. M. Andrews, A. R. McGregor, R. Bilham, D. Simpson, T. O. Crompton, J. L. W. Walton, J. P. Allen, G. King, J. Jackson, Teng Ji Wen, Lin Ban Zuo, D. F. T. Nash, R. J. Spence, A. W. Coburn, Israr-ud-Din, I. Davis, J. C. Moughtin, R. E. Hughes, E. Derbyshire, W. B. Whalley, R. I. Ferguson, D. N. Collins, D. Brunsden, D. K. C. Jones, H. M. Rendell, P. A. Bull
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  • Date Published: February 2010
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521129749

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  • First published in 1984, this volume and its companion relate to the work of a group of 70 scientists from Britain, China, Pakistan, Switzerland and the USA who visited the highest mountains in the world during the summer of 1980 to conduct a series of inter-related studies. Supported by the leading learned societies and professional institutions in Britain, China and Pakistan, and by government agencies in these countries, the International Karakoram Project was an expedition that fused several individual topics in the earth sciences into a unified and single study of the world's most chaotic, unstable landform. The whole project was promoted as the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Geographical Society. This volume details many of the techniques, systems, instrumentation and methods of analysis used on the Project, whilst Volume 2 concentrates on the results obtained by the scientists during the course of the Project.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521129749
    • length: 444 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Contents of Volume 2
    Preface
    Preface to Volume 1
    Acknowledgements
    Conference committees
    List of authors/members of the project
    Conversion units
    Proceedings: Part I. Inauguration:
    1. Inaugural Address President Zia-ul-Haq
    2. Address by Lord Shackleton K. G.
    3. Address of welcome Minister of Education. Mr Muhammad Ali Khan
    4. Some recent technological advances applied to problems in earth sciences K. J. Miller
    Part II. Glaciology:
    5. Recent variations of some glaciers in the Karakoram mountains Zhang Xiangsong
    6. Some studies of the Batura glacier in the Karakoram mountains Shi Yafeng and Zhang Xiangsong
    7. Some observations on glacier surges with notes on the Roslin glacier, East Greenland A. J. Colvill
    8. A surging advance of Balt Bare glacier, Karakoram mountains Wang Wenying, Huang Maohuan and Chen Jianming
    9. The distribution of glaciers on the Qinghai–Xizang plateau and its relationship to atmospheric circulation Li Jijun and Xu Shuying
    10. Techniques for the study of glacial fluctuations F. A. Perrott and A. S. Goudie
    11. Survey and analysis systems for the Vatnajökull ice-depth sounding expedition 1977 J. F. Bishop and K. J. Miller
    12. Electronic design and performance of an impulse radar ice-depth sounding system used on the Vatnajökull ice-cap, Iceland A. D. G. Cumming, R. L. Ferrari and G. Owen
    13. Results of impulse radar ice-depth sounding on the Vatnajökull ice-cap, Iceland J. F. Bishop, A. D. G. Cumming, R. L. Ferrari and K. J. Miller
    14. The mechanics of fracture applied to ice K. J. Miller
    15. Fracture toughness of glacier ice R. M. Andrews, A. R. McGregor and K. J. Miller
    Part III. Survey:
    16. Indo-Asian convergence and the 1913 survey line connecting the Indian and Russian triangulation surveys R. Bilham and D. Simpson
    17. The Pakistan to Russia triangulation connexion: past and projected error analyses T. O. Crompton
    18. Special techniques for surveying on moving terrain J. L. W. Walton
    19. Variations of the Batura glacier's surface from repeated surveys Chen Jianming
    20. Point-positioning by doppler satellite J. P. Allen
    Part IV. Earthquakes:
    21. Tectonic studies in the Alpine Himalayan belt G. King and J. Jackson
    22. Earthquake activity and tectonics of the Himalaya and its surrounding regions Teng Ji Wen and Lin Ban Zuo
    23. Basement fault reactivation in young fold mountain belts J. A. Jackson
    Part V. Housing and Natural Hazards:
    24. Experimental studies of the effect of earthquakes on small adobe and masonry buildings D. F. T. Nash and R. J. Spence
    25. Traditional housing in seismic areas R. J. Spence and A. W. Coburn
    26. House types and structures in Chitral District Israr-ud-Din
    27. The vulnerability and reduction of damage risk in small houses subject to natural hazards I. Davis
    28. Settlements and buildings as the physical expression of a culture: a case study in Nigeria J. C. Moughtin
    29. The analysis of local building materials and building techniques R. E. Hughes
    Part VI. Geomorphology:
    30. Sedimentological analysis of glacial and proglacial debris: a framework for the study of Karakoram glaciers E. Derbyshire
    31. High altitude rock weathering processes W. B. Whalley
    32. Techniques for investigating meltwater runoff and erosion R. I. Ferguson, D. N. Collins and W. B. Whalley
    33. The geomorphology of high magnitude - low frequency events in the Karakoram mountains D. Brunsden and D. K. C. Jones
    34. New perspectives on the Pleistocene and Holocene sequences of the Potwar plateau and adjacent areas of Northern Pakistan H. M. Rendell
    35. The loess of Tajik SSR A. S. Goudie, H. M. Rendell and P. A. Bull.

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    Zia-ul-Haq, Muhammad Ali Khan, K. J. Miller, Zhang Xiangsong, Shi Yafeng, A. J. Colvill, Wang Wenying, Huang Maohuan, Chen Jianming, Li Jijun, Xu Shuying, F. A. Perrott, A. S. Goudie, J. F. Bishop, A. D. G. Cumming, R. L. Ferrari, G. Owen, R. M. Andrews, A. R. McGregor, R. Bilham, D. Simpson, T. O. Crompton, J. L. W. Walton, J. P. Allen, G. King, J. Jackson, Teng Ji Wen, Lin Ban Zuo, D. F. T. Nash, R. J. Spence, A. W. Coburn, Israr-ud-Din, I. Davis, J. C. Moughtin, R. E. Hughes, E. Derbyshire, W. B. Whalley, R. I. Ferguson, D. N. Collins, D. Brunsden, D. K. C. Jones, H. M. Rendell, P. A. Bull

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