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Global climates since the last glacial maximum

Author: H E Wright
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution of the global climate since the last period of glacial maximum approximately 18,000 years ago. Examines how changes in climate have transformed Earth's biomes in this period and how this change has influenced the evolution of life.
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)790042547
(NO-TrBIB)090077741
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H E Wright
ISBN: 0816621454 9780816621453
OCLC Number: 27381833
Description: 569 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Conceptual basis for understanding late-Quaternary climates / J.E. Kutzbach and T. Webb III --
Model description, external forcing, and surface boundary conditions / J.E. Kutzbach and W.F. Ruddiman --
Simulated climatic changes : results of the COHMAP climate-model experiments / J.E. Kutzbach [and others] --
The North and equatorial Atlantic at 9000 and 6000 yr B.P. / W.F. Ruddiman and A.C. Mix --
Holocene temperature patterns in the South Atlantic, Southern, and Pacific Oceans / Joseph J. Morley and Beth A. Dworetzky --
Holocene vegetation and climates of Europe / Brian Huntley and I. Colin Prentice --
Vegetational and climatic history of the western former Soviet Union / G.M. Peterson --
Vegetational, lake-level, and climatic history of the Near East and Southwest Asia / Neil Roberts and H.E. Wright, Jr. --
The late-Quaternary vegetation and climate of China / Marjorie G. Winkler and Pao K. Wang --
Climates of Australia and New Guinea since 18,000 yr B.P. / Sandy P. Harrison and John Dodson --
Paleovegetation studies of New Zealand's climate since the last glacial maximum / Matt S. McGlone, M. Jim Salinger, and Neville T. Moar. Holocene vegetation, lake levels, and climate of Africa / F. Alayne Street-Perrott and R.A. Perrott --
Climatic history of Central and South America since 18,000 yr B.P. : comparison of pollen records and model simulations / Vera Markgraf --
Holocene vegetation and climate histories of Alaska / Patricia M. Anderson and Linda B. Brubaker --
Vegetation, lake levels, and climate in western Canada during the Holocene / J.C. Ritchie and S.P. Harrison --
Vegetation, lake levels, and climate in eastern North America for the past 18,000 years / Thompson Webb III [and others] --
Climatic changes in the western United States since 18,000 yr B.P. / Robert S. Thompson [and others] --
Climatic changes during the past 18,000 years : regional syntheses, mechanisms, and causes / Thompson Webb III [and others] --
Epilogue / J.E. Kutzbach [and others].
Responsibility: H.E. Wright, Jr. [and others], editors.

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Summarizes much of the geological, paleological, and oceanographic evidence for global environmental and climatic changes during the past 18,000 years.  Read more...

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