Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
This third edition of Reconstructing Quaternary Environments has been completely revised and updated to provide a new account of the history and scale of environmental changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and geochemical data, and includes new data from terrestrial, marine and ice-core records. Dating methods are described and evaluated, while the principles and practices of Quaternary stratigraphy are also discussed. The volume concludes with a new chapter which considers some of the key questions about the nature, causes and consequences of global climatic and environmental change over a range of temporal scales. This synthesis builds on the methods and approaches described earlier in the book to show how a number of exciting ideas that have emerged over the last two decades are providing new insights into the operation of the global earth-ocean-atmosphere system, and are now central to many areas of contemporary Quaternary research.
This comprehensive and dynamic textbook is richly illustrated throughout with full-colour figures and photographs. The book will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Geology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Archaeology and Anthropology
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... the Scottish Highlands Sonar bathymetry of the northcentral English Channel shelf A digital surface model showing ... limits of the Late Weichselian ice sheet. b) Recessional stages of the Late Weichselian ice sheet a) Crosssection ...
... British–Irish ice sheet Lineation of subglacial landform suites (mostly drumlins) formed by the last Irish ice sheet Examples of input and output parameters employed in a numerical model simulation of the last Laurentide ice sheet ...
ice sheet in the late 1950s, and was followed in the 1960s by the drilling of the first deep polar ice core to ... have been recovered from other sites in Greenland, from Antarctica, and from other polar ice caps and mountain glaciers.
A range of increasingly sophisticated models has since been developed to explore, in addition to atmospheric circulation, such diverse phenomena as ice sheet behaviour (Siegert & Dowdeswell, 2004), glacioisostatic effects (Peltier, ...