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The Ice Age : a very short introduction

Author: Jamie C Woodward
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jamie Woodward examines the environmental shifts that took place during the great ice age of the Quaternary Period. Looking at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, he explores the evolution of ideas about our geological past, the great debates, and the human stories behind it all.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Woodward, Jamie
Ice Age : A Very Short Introduction
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie C Woodward
ISBN: 9780191779671 0191779679
OCLC Number: 892340702
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Contents: 1. The quarternary ice age --
2. Erratic boulders and the diluvium --
3. Monster glaciers --
4. Die Eiszeit --
5. 1840 --
6. Ice sheets or icebergs? --
7. Glacials, interglacials, and celestial cycles --
8. Deep ocean sediments and dating the past --
9. Ice cores, abrupt climate shifts, and ecosystem change.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Jamie Woodward.

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