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The great ice age : climate change and life

Author: R C L Wilson; S A Drury; J L Chapman
Publisher: London : Routledge : Open University, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents and explains the natural climatic and ecological changes that have occurred during the past 2.6 million years. It also outlines the emergence and global impact of humans during this period.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R C L Wilson; S A Drury; J L Chapman
ISBN: 0415198410 9780415198417 0415198429 9780415198424
OCLC Number: 59384196
Description: xviii, 267 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Cycles of Climatic Change: Evidence and Explanations. 1. The Great Ice Age. 2. Understanding Present and Past Climates. 3. Understanding the Cryosphere. 4. The Deep Sea Record. 5. Revealing the Milankovich Pacemaker. 6. Evidence for Rapid Climate Change. 7. Explanations --
pt. 2. Ecological Change and Human Origins. 8. Climate Change and Life on Land. 9. The Record of Humanity. 10. Changing Environments and Changing Habits. 11. Human Impact During the Holocene.
Responsibility: R.C.L. Wilson, S.A. Drury and J.L. Chapman.

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'A useful synthesis of information and ideas on environmental change in the last 3 million years.' - Dr Antoinette Mannion, Reading University 'A very clear and concise update of our present state of Read more...

 
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