Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates Of The Quaternary by Raymond S. BradleyPaleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates Of The Quaternary by Raymond S. Bradley

Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates Of The Quaternary

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Hardcover | February 20, 2014

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Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, Third Editionwinner 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 Editionprovides 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<3 million="">
  • Addresses all the techniques used in paleoclimatic reconstruction from climate proxies
  • With full-color throughout, and thoroughly revised chapters on dating methods, climate forcing, ice cores, marine sediments, pollen analysis, dendroclimatology, and historical records
  • Includes new chapters on speleothems, loess, and lake sediments
  • More than 1,000 new references and 190 new figures
  • Essential reading for those interested in how present trends in climate compare with changes that have occurred in the past
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...
Title:Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates Of The QuaternaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:696 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 20, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123869137

ISBN - 13:9780123869135


Table of Contents

1. Paleoclimatic reconstruction 2. Climate and climatic variation 3. Dating methods I 4. Dating methods II 5. Ice cores 6. Marine sediments 7. Loess 8. Speleothems 9. Lake sediments 10. Non-marine geological evidence 11. Insects and other biological evidence from continental regions 12. Pollen 13. Tree rings 14. Corals 15. Historical documents

Appendix 1: Further considerations on radiocarbon dating Appendix 2: Internet resources in paleoclimatology

Editorial Reviews

"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