Overall this is a most welcome addition to the geocryological literature and one which is likely to have given Ross MacKay particular pleasure.
Geographers of all stripes would do well to read this clearly written, informed, and sensitive piece. MacKay's consistently scholarly approach to pure and applied aspects of this important and extremely complex aspect of the earth sciences is an example and inspiration to us all.
Field and theory is a thought-provoking attempt to set J. Ross MacKay's contribution to the understanding of permafrost processes and forms in the broadest international framework. It should leave most readers lost in admiration.
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1. On the Scientific Method of J. Ross Mackay / W.H.Mathews
2. Experimental Observations of Periglacial Processes in the Arctic/ Alfred Jahn
3. Extreme Rainfall and Rapid Snowmelt as Causes of Mass Movementsin High Latitude Mountains / Anders Rapp
4. Estimation of Avalanche Runout Distances in New Zealand /B.B. Fitzharris
5. The Ice Factor in Frozen Ground / L.W. Gold
6. Models of Soil Freezing / M.W. Smith
7. A Step Function Model of Ice Segregation / S.I.Outcalt
8. Recent Observations on the Deformation of Ice and Ice-RichPermafrost / N.R. Morgenstern
9. Distribution of Recently Active Ice and Soil Wedges in theU.S.S.R. / N.N. Romanovskij
10. Periglacial Problems / A.L. Washburn
Notes on Contributors
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