Late Glacial and Postglacial Environmental Changes: Quaternary, Carboniferous-Permian, and Proterozoic

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This book of contributed papers reconstructs events following the major Paleozoic glaciation, using as analog events during the last 18,000 years. The detailed analysis of present environments aids in understanding what triggered the ancient deglaciations; conversely, the study of the ancient geological record helps to identify factors that influence global environmental change. The syntheses and analyses of Quaternary and older glacial products and events foster a better understanding of those periods in which ...
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Overview


This book of contributed papers reconstructs events following the major Paleozoic glaciation, using as analog events during the last 18,000 years. The detailed analysis of present environments aids in understanding what triggered the ancient deglaciations; conversely, the study of the ancient geological record helps to identify factors that influence global environmental change. The syntheses and analyses of Quaternary and older glacial products and events foster a better understanding of those periods in which rapid climatic and environmental changes occurred, and they constitute a ready source of information for analyzing other ancient geological records or constructing models for possible future changes.
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"This multi-authored volume contains 19 chapters organized into five parts that center around three major ice ages: the Quaternary, late Paleozoic, and late Precambrian. . .Most of the 23 contributors are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields; hence, the treatments are up-to-date with the literature, and the reader can depend upon a reasonably accurate representation of the essential debates in each discipline. . . .[the book] is a very good graduate and research reference and should be in all geology libraries." --GSA Today

"Data from the best known glacial periods, the Quaternary and Carboniferous-Permian, are compared to determine which variables provide the most sensitive signals for predicting past and pending change. Roughly half the papers are highly focused accounts outlining the distribution of glacial and postglacial features of specific regions. . .Other papers, however, are principle-oriented; discussions about past megafloods, temperate paleosols and peats, glaciogenic deposits, and tectonism provide a background for either non-specialists concerned with general issues or for researchers working with glacial deposits produced during other times in Earth's history."--Choice

"This collection of review papers brings together information on glacial and post-glacial landforms and successions from around the world. It is full of stimulating ideas about the causes of glacial periods and their after-effects. . . .An excellent synthesis of Quaternary and older glacial products, which I recommend to anyone seeking a better understanding of large-scale glacial episodes and their broad environmental and climatic effects." --Journal of Geoscience Education

"This book--tightly written, well referenced, and with clear diagrams--extends our understanding of glacial climates of the geologic past. The papers summarize the state of the art. Rather than being a generalized text that describes late stage glacial events from an introductory point of view, a snapshot in time is presented of our current understanding. One of the most interesting aspects is the emphasis the editor places on the occurrence of peats through geologic time and their association with glacial periods and the questions that this raises when one is faced with this type of sediment." --The Leading Edge

"Martini asserts that the purpose of his book is to compare the changes that ended the Quaternary glaciation and from which the earth is still recovering, to ancient Ice Ages for which the long recovery to a wholly non-glacial world is documented in the geological record. From this assessment 'it may be possible to formulate various scenarios for future climatic and environmental change and hence, ultimately, for the fate of humankind' (p. 3). Twenty-three scientists, among them the pre-eminent scholars in their disciplines, present 19 chapters organized in five parts: four devoted to description of the periods of glaciation named in the title, and one to cold-region soils and organic deposits, including peat and coal. . . . [T]he work . . . should be required reading by students of glacial environmental change."--Écoscience

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195085419
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1 Introduction 3
Pt. I The Quaternary: The Last Glaciation and Deglaciation
2 Northern Hemisphere (Laurentide) Deglaciation: Processes and Responses of Ice Sheet/Ocean Interactions 9
3 The Last Scandinavian Ice Sheet and Its Down-Wasting 28
4 Environment and Climate of Sartan Maximum and Late Glacial in Siberia 53
5 Termination of the Pleistocene and Holocene Changes in South America and Other Glaciated Parts of the Southern Hemisphere 61
Pt. II The Quaternary: Macro-Processes
6 Sediment Deformation Beneath the Laurentide Ice Sheet 81
7 Megafloods and Glaciation 98
Pt. III The Carboniferous-Permian: A Paleogeograhic Reconstruction
8 Permian World Topography and Climate 111
9 Glacial-Postglacial Transition in the Late Paleozoic Basins of Southern South America 147
10 A Review of the Permo-Carboniferous Glaciation in Africa 169
11 Transition from Freezing to Subtropical Climates in the Permo-Carboniferous of Afro-Arabia and India 192
12 Permian Postglacial Environments of the Australian Plate 213
13 Upper Paleozoic Glacial and Postglacial Deposits, Central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica 230
14 Some Problems of the Permian (Asselian) Glaciation and the Subsequent Climate in the Permian 243
Pt. IV An Older Precambrian Glaciation: A Comparative Analysis
15 Tectonic and Glacioeustatic Controls on Postglacial Stratigraphy: Proterozoic Examples 249
Pt. V The Quaternary and Carboniferous-Permian: A Few Considerations on Continental Weathering and Organic Deposits
16 Interpreting Glacial Climate from Detrital Minerals in Sediments 271
17 Paleosols of the Northern Part of North America: Their Features and Significance as Indicators of Past Climates 276
18 Cold-Temperature Peats and Coals: Their Sedimentology and Composition 294
19 Recent Cold Climate Peats of Central Canada and Permian Coals of Gondwana 311
Index 329
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