After almost a decade in preparation, and some time in production, the much-awaited Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) book is now available for e-book and hardcopy purchase via Springer (ISBN: 978-3-540-79817-0). With 150+ contributing authors, and 900 pages, it is an epic tome! Inside there is an exhaustive introduction to observing glaciers by satellite and detailed descriptions of every glaciated region in the world. There is a similarly impressive price tag (167 EUR | 219 USD for e-book), so this might be one to request for your local library to purchase.
Springer Purchase: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-540-79818-7