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Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
by J. John Lowe Michael J. C. Walker

RRP €34.95

Reconstructing Quaternary Environments
by Author Name J. John Lowe, Michael J. C. Walker

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List Price:34.95
Format: Paperback, 246 x 189mm, 568pp
Publication date: 31 Jul 2006
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
ISBN-13: 9780131274686


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


1. The Quaternary record 2. Geomorphological evidence 3. Lithological evidence 4. Biological evidence 5. Dating methods 6. Approaches to Quaternary stratigraphy and correlation 7. Global environmental change during the Quaternary

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  • Illustrations: 152 black & white illustrations, 175 colour illustrations, 13 black & white tables, 112 colour illustrations, 152 black & white line drawings, 63 colour line drawings