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The Ice Age - A Very Short Introduction

The Ice Age - A Very Short Introduction
Borító: Ragasztott
ISBN: 9780199580699
Nyelv: angol
Méret: 111 * 174
Tömeg: 144 g
Oldalszám: 184
Megjelenés éve: 2014
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The Ice Age - A Very Short Introduction

The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, and the human stories behind it all. Jamie Woodward examines the remarkable environmental shifts that took place during the Great Ice Age of the Quaternary Period. He explores the evolution of ideas, evaluates the contributions of the leading players in the great debates, and presents some of the ingenious methods that have been used to retrieve information about the recent geological past.

In an era of warming climate, the study of the ice age past is now more important than ever. This book examines the wonders of the Quaternary ice age - to show how ice age landscapes and ecosystems were repeatedly and rapidly transformed as plants, animals, and humans reorganized their worlds.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
1: The Quaternary Ice Age
2: Erratic Boulders and the Diluvium
3: Monster Glaciers
4: Die Eiszeit
5: 1840
6: Ice sheets or icebergs
7: Glacials, interglacials, and celestial cycles
8: Deep ocean sediments and dating the past
9: Ice cores, abrupt climate shifts, and ecosystem change
Epilogue
Further reading

Author Information:
Jamie Woodward is Professor of Physical Geography at The University of Manchester. He has published widely on Quaternary environmental change and human activity in ice age environments and has extensive field experience in the Mediterranean region and in the Nile Valley. He is the Co-Editor of Geoarchaeology: An International Journal and is the Quaternary Science and Geomorphology Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society of London He has recently co-authored four chapters and edited The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean for OUP (2009).





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