The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction by Jamie Woodward

The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

byJamie Woodward

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The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, and the human stories behind it all.Jamie Woodward examines the remarkable environmental shifts that took place during the Great Ice Age of the Quaternary Period. He explores the evolution of ideas, evaluates the contributions of the leading players in the great debates, and presents some of the ingenious methods that have been usedto retrieve information about the recent geological past.In an era of warming climate, the study of the ice age past is now more important than ever. This book examines the wonders of the Quaternary ice age - to show how ice age landscapes and ecosystems were repeatedly and rapidly transformed as plants, animals, and humans reorganized their worlds. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Jamie Woodward is Professor of Physical Geography at The University of Manchester. He has published widely on Quaternary environmental change and human activity in ice age environments and has extensive field experience in the Mediterranean region and in the Nile Valley. He is the Co-Editor of Geoarchaeology: An International Journal a...
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Title:The Ice Age: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:February 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199580693

ISBN - 13:9780199580699

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Introduction1. The Quaternary Ice Age2. Erratic Boulders and the Diluvium3. Monster Glaciers4. Die Eiszeit5. 18406. Ice sheets or icebergs7. Glacials, interglacials, and celestial cycles8. Deep ocean sediments and dating the past9. Ice cores, abrupt climate shifts, and ecosystem changeEpilogueFurther reading