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Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary

Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, Third Edition-winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-provides a thorough overview of the methods of paleoclimatic reconstruction and of the historical changes in climate during the past three million years.

This thoroughly updated and revised edition systematically examines each type of proxy and elucidates the major attributes and the limitations of each. Paleoclimatology, Third Edition provides necessary context for those interested in understanding climate changes at present and how current trends in climate compare with changes that have occurred in the past. The text is richly illustrated and includes an extensive bibliography for further research.

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in climatology, Quaternary sciences, glaciology, archaeology, paleo-oceanography, paleoecology, geomorphology, and palynology.

Hardbound, 696 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-386913-5


  • "The book has been thoroughly updated since the previous edition... Valuable for specialist collections...Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations." -CHOICE Reviews Online, Nov 01 2014


  • Contents
    Chapter 1 Paleoclimatic reconstruction
    Chapter 2 Climate and climatic variation
    Chapter 3 Dating methods I
    Chapter 4 Dating methods II
    Chapter 5 Ice cores
    Chapter 6 Marine sediments
    Chapter 7 Loess
    Chapter 8 Speleothems
    Chapter 9 Lake sediments
    Chapter 10 Non-marine geological evidence
    Chapter 11 Insects and other biological evidence from continental regions
    Chapter 12 Pollen
    Chapter 13 Tree rings
    Chapter 14 Corals
    Chapter 15 Historical documents
    Appendix 1: Further considerations on radiocarbon dating
    Appendix 2: Internet resources in paleoclimatology


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