Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates Of The Quaternary

Hardcover | February 20, 2014

byRaymond S. BradleyEditorRaymond S. Bradley

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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. Winner of a 2015 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association A comprehensive overview of the methods of paleoclimate reconstruction, and the record of past changes in climate during the last <_320_million20_years20_addresses20_all20_the20_techniques20_used20_in20_paleoclimatic20_reconstruction20_from20_climate20_proxies20_with20_full-color20_throughout2c_20_and20_thoroughly20_revised20_chapters20_on20_dating20_methods2c_20_climate20_forcing2c_20_ice20_cores2c_20_marine20_sediments2c_20_pollen20_analysis2c_20_dendroclimatology2c_20_and20_historical20_records20_includes20_new20_chapters20_on20_speleothems2c_20_loess2c_20_and20_lake20_sediments20_more20_than20_12c_00020_new20_references20_and20_19020_new20_figures20_essential20_reading20_for20_those20_interested20_in20_how20_present20_trends20_in20_climate20_compare20_with20_changes20_that20_have20_occurred20_in20_the20_past million="" years="" addresses="" all="" the="" techniques="" used="" in="" paleoclimatic="" reconstruction="" from="" climate="" proxies="" with="" full-color="" _throughout2c_="" and="" thoroughly="" revised="" chapters="" on="" dating="" _methods2c_="" _forcing2c_="" ice="" _cores2c_="" marine="" _sediments2c_="" pollen="" _analysis2c_="" _dendroclimatology2c_="" historical="" records="" includes="" new="" _speleothems2c_="" _loess2c_="" lake="" sediments="" more="" than="" _12c_000="" references="" 190="" figures="" essential="" reading="" for="" those="" interested="" how="" present="" trends="" compare="" changes="" that="" have="" occurred="">

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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 thoroug...

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Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, Third Editionprovides a comprehensive 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 text systematically examines each type of proxy and elucidates the m...

Raymond S. Bradley has been involved in many national and international activities related to paleoclimatology, most notably as the current Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program on Past Global Changes (IGBP-PAGES). He has published dozens of articles in scientific journals, and has...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:696 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 20, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Contents Preface Acknowledgements 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 References

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"It is difficult to conceive of the vast amount of work that must have gone into this comprehensive revision, and it is a great service to the international Quaternary research community."-The Holocene

"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