Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems by Andrew S. CohenPaleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems by Andrew S. Cohen

Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

byAndrew S. Cohen

Hardcover | May 13, 2003

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This text, written by a leading researcher in the field, describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. It explains the process of sedimentation in lakes and the chemistry of those deposits and describes how the age of lakedeposits are determined. Additionally, this book shows how different groups of fossils are used in interpreting the paleontological record of lakes. In order to illustrate the more synthetic approaches to interpreting the history of lakes, the author also discusses such special topics as lake-levelhistory, lake evolution, and the impact of environmental change on lakes.
Andrew S. Cohen is at University of Arizona.
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Title:Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 7.01 × 9.88 × 1.3 inPublished:May 13, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195133536

ISBN - 13:9780195133530

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Table of Contents

1. Lakes as Archives of Earth History2. The Geological Evolution of Lake Basins3. The Physical Environment of Lakes4. The Chemical Environment of Lakes5. The Biological Environment of Lakes6. Age Determination in Lake Deposits7. Sedimentological Archives in Lake Deposits8. Facies Models at the Lake Basin Scale9. Geochemical Archives in Lake Deposits10. Paleoecological Archives in Lake Deposits 1: Problems and Methods11. Paleoecological Archives in Lake Deposits 2: Records from Important Groups12. Paleolimnology at the Local to Regional Scale: Records of Changing Watersheds and Industrialization13. Paleolimnology at the Regional to Global Scale: Records of Climate Change14. Paleolimnology in Deep Time: The Evolution of Lacustrine Ecosystems15. Paleolimnology: The Past Meets the FutureGlossaryBibliographyIndex

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"This book is a great feat because lake science covers such a wide range of disciplines that a vast array of knowledge is needed to hit all the bases. Cohen has hit a home run in covering topics such as the physics, chemistry, and biology of modern lakes, the geomorphology, sedimentology, andchemistry of Holocene to Pleistocene lakes, the faunal archives of the Quaternary, and the paleontology of fossil lakes. The breadth of knowledge contained within one book cover is impressive and I tip my hat to the author for his great efforts to cover many aspects of lake science. This book isan amazing accomplishment."--Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Palaios