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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... in Norway. b) Generalized contours for inferred ELAs based on reconstructed glaciers in Scotland Mean equilibriumline altitudes for reconstructed glaciers in eleven districts of the British Isles Contemporary permafrost distribution ...
... anomalies relative to long term status Spatial patterns of inferred effective moisture for six timeslices between the BollingAllerod period and the present time a) Carbonate δ 18 O records from eight lake sediment sequences from the ...
... dust flux and aerosols over the last 800 ka obtained from the EPICA Dome C ice core, East Antarctica, compared with sealevel changes inferred from the LR04 marine isotope record Isotope timeseries data for the past c.
... derived from a pollenbased transfer function Location of the Kråkenes and Meerfelder Maar sites that contain highresolution records of the GS1 interval and inferred positions of the Polar Front a) The endmoraine formed by a cirque ...
A number of geologists, including John Playfair and Charles Lyell, had described the raised shoreline sequences in Scandinavia and around the coasts of Scotland, and had inferred that in both regions crustal uplift had occurred.