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Author Dawson, A. G.

Title Ice Age earth : late Quaternary geology and climate / Alastair G. Dawson.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  551.792 DAWS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Routledge physical environment series.
Routledge physical environment series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-279) and index.
Summary "Ice Age Earth" is the first detailed review of global climate change in the Late Quaternary, combining a summary of research and a synthetic description. Alastair Dawson focuses on changes in the Earth's geology and climate between the last interglacial period and the final melting of the last great ice sheets 130,000 to 7,000 years ago. He describes the study of ocean sediments and ice cores and the value of these findings to the development of advance circulation models, with special emphasis given to regional variability in glacial history, the rapidity of past climate change, and the complexity of environmental responses to widespread deglaciation. Periglacial environments--as well as lakes, rivers, mires, volcanic and aeolian activity, and crustal and sea-level movement--are also considered.
Subject Glacial epoch.
Paleoclimatology -- Quaternary.
Climatic changes.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Quaternary.
ISBN 0415015669
0415015677 (paperback)