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The Alps
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(E) GLACIERS, GEOLOGY

(a) Glaciers in the Alps

The phenomena of glaciers have been chiefly studied in the Alps, but they are not especially characteristic of the mountains of central Europe. The investigation of their origin and structure, and the laws of their motion, fall within the province of the physical philosopher, and are discussed elsewhere. See GLACIERS.





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