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Global Change in the Holocene

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The Holocene spans the 11,500 years since the end of the last Ice Age and has been a period of major global environmental change. However the rate of change has accelerated during the last hundred years, due largely to human impacts and this has led to a growing concern for the future of our environmental resources. Global Change in the Holocene demonstrates how reconstructing the record of past environmental change can provide us with essential knowledge about how our environment works and presents the reader ...
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Overview

The Holocene spans the 11,500 years since the end of the last Ice Age and has been a period of major global environmental change. However the rate of change has accelerated during the last hundred years, due largely to human impacts and this has led to a growing concern for the future of our environmental resources. Global Change in the Holocene demonstrates how reconstructing the record of past environmental change can provide us with essential knowledge about how our environment works and presents the reader with an informed viewpoint from which to project realistic future scenarios. The book brings together key techniques that are widely used in Holocene research, such as radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology and sediment analysis and offers a comprehensive analysis of various archives of environmental change including instrumental and documentary records, corals, lake sediments, glaciers and ice cores.

This reference will be an informative and cutting-edge resource for all researchers in the fields of climate change, environmental science, geography, palaeoecology and archaeology.

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Editorial Reviews

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The book thus provides a balanched outlook to Holocene research and acts as an excellent introduction to this exciting arena of palaeoclimatology. The book is a must have for every aspiring Holocene scholar.
The New Zealand Medical Student Journal

'Global Change in the Holocene,' can be highly recommended as essential reading for all those interested in the science of Holocene environmental change. The book provides a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary guide to this research field, the hour of which has truly come.
The Holocene

This book is an excellent resume of these issues and will form an essential basis for future mountain research within a number of disciplines.
The Holocene 15

I consider this book an essential purchase for libraries of all institutions that profess any interest in the research or teaching of aspects of Holocene climate science.
Journal of Quarternary Science

All of the papers selected for the book are highly relevant and objective, thus providing the reader with the most recent views and results about the subject matter. References are of high scientific quality and up-to-date as at time of publication. Chapters are arranged in a logical order and ideas are presented in such a way that readers can make their own decision about the conclusions. In general, this book is the result of a well-organised effort to bring together high-quality articles meant to present the major global changes in the Holocene.
Geographica Helvetica

This extremely well illustrated book with 12 colour plates clearly describes in detail how the Holocene spans the 11 500 years since the end of the last Ice Age. This work clearly demonstrates how the record of environmental change during the Holocene can provide scientists with the vital information about how our environment operates. It presents the reader with an informed viewpoint from which to predict the future. For the student and the scholar in this important field of research, the reader will not be disappointed with this well written book of 29 learned essays.
The International Journal of Environmental Studies

This book will be an informative and cutting-edge resource for all researchers in the fields of climatic change, environmental science, geography, palaeoecology and archaeology.
CAB Abstracts

The suite of expert authors is impressive and they have done a remarkable job in presenting their often sophisticated approaches clearly and succinctly. Even the experienced specialist may well find inspiration for new hypotheses to test.
Boreas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340762233
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/13/2003
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Anson Mackay is Lecturer in Environmental Change at University College London, UK
Rick Battarbee is Professor of Environmental Change at University College London, UK
John Birks is Professor in Quantitative Ecology & Palaeoecology at the University of Bergen, Norway and Ensis Professor of Quantitative Palaeoecology at University College London, UK
Frank Oldfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Liverpool, UK
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Table of Contents

Frank Oldfield Introduction: the Holocene, a special time
R.S. Bradley Climate forcing during the Holocene
P.J. Valdes Holocene climate modelling
S. Shennan Holocene climate and human populations: an archaeological approach
H.E. Wright & J. Thorpe Climatic change and the origin of agriculture in the Near East
J.R. Pilcher Radiocarbon dating and environmental radiocarbon studies
M.G.L. Baillie & D.M. Brown Dendrochronology and the reconstruction of fine resolution environmental change in the Holocene
B. Zolitschka Dating based on freshwater and marine laminated sediments
H.J.B. Birks Quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from Holocene biological data
M.J. Leng Stable isotopes in lakes and lake sediment archives
P.D. Jones & R. Thompson Instrumental Records
Peter Brimblecombe Documentary records
Keith Briffa & Ed Cooke? Dendroclimatology?
Julie Cole Holocene coral records: windows in tropical climate variability
M. Maslin, J. Pike, C. Stickley & V. Ettwein Evidence of Holocene climate variability in marine sediments
KE. Barber & D.J. Charman Holocene palaeoclimate records from peatlands
S.C. Fritz Lacustrine perspectives on Holocene climate
S.-E. Lauritzen Speleothems
A. Nesje & S. O. Dahl Glaciers as indicators of Holocene climate change
D.A. Fisher & R.M. Koerner Holocene ice core climate history: a multi-variable approach
Anson Mackay, Viv Jones & Rick Battarbee Reconstructing Holocene climate variability using diatom analysis
J.A. Holmes & D.R. Engstrom Non-marine ostracod records of Holocene environmental change
S.J. Brooks Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera)
H.H. Birks & H.J.B. Birks Reconstructing Holocene climates from pollen and plant macrofossils
A. Rosell-Melé Biomarkers as proxies of climate change
A.F. Lotter Multi-proxy climatic reconstructions
M. Bush Holocene climates of the lowland tropical forests
L. Scott The Holocene of middle latitude arid areas
M. Claussen Simulation of Holocene climate change using climate-system models
I.D. Goodwin Unravelling climatic influences on late Holocene sea level variability
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