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Global Change in the Holocene
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Global Change in the Holocene

by John Birks, Rick Battarbee, Anson Mackay, Frank Oldfield
 

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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

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 is an informative and cutting-edge resource for students of climate change, environmental science, geography, palaeoecology and archaeology.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
An excellent book by key researchers presenting the 'state of the art' in their respective fields.
Petra Dark, University of Reading, UK

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

'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340812143
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
An excellent book by key researchers presenting the 'state of the art' in their respective fields.
Petra Dark, University of Reading, UK

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

'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

Meet the Author

Anson Mackay is Reader 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 Visiting Professor of Quaternary Palaeoecology at University College London, UK Frank Oldfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Liverpool, UK

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