Quaternary Environments / Edition 2
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Quaternary Environments / Edition 2

by David Dunkerley, Martin Williams, Patrick De Deckker, Peter Kershaw, John Chappell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0340691514

ISBN-13: 9780340691519

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The second edition of this authoritative introduction to the global environmental fluctuations of the Quaternary period has been thoroughly revised and updated, and now includes two new chapters: one on Quaternary soils and sediments, and one on the Milankovitch theory and its implications for Quaternary climatic oscillations. The book draws on examples from

Overview

The second edition of this authoritative introduction to the global environmental fluctuations of the Quaternary period has been thoroughly revised and updated, and now includes two new chapters: one on Quaternary soils and sediments, and one on the Milankovitch theory and its implications for Quaternary climatic oscillations. The book draws on examples from every continent, including Antarctica, and features a superb range of maps and illustrations. The time span covered includes relevant events during the Tertiary which set the stage for the Quaternary glaciations and associated changes in climate, vegetation, and prehistoric human development. Focusing on the interactions between geological, biological and hydrological processes, the book explores the effects of accelerating human impact on the environment and considers how far evidence from the Quaternary may be useful in predicting future environmental change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340691519
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 10.69(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Quaternary environments: an introduction

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