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After the Ice Age : the return of life to glaciated North America

Author: E C Pielou
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Anarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today". . . . offers a chance to travel  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E C Pielou
ISBN: 0226668126 9780226668123
OCLC Number: 30656359
Description: ix, 366 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one: preliminaries --
1. The physical setting --
The changing climate of the last 20,000 years --
The dating method --
The ice sheets --
Ice and sea --
Ice and fresh water --
Ice and atmosphere --
Ice-free land: Refugia and Nunataks --
2. The fossil evidence --
Fossils --
Microfossils --
Pollen --
Sediment cores and pollen diagrams --
Dating: the radiocarbon method --
Dating by volcanic ash layers --
3. Interpreting the evidence --
Some of the problems --
Interpreting pollen diagrams --
Interpreting geographical range maps: animals --
Interpreting geographical range maps: plants --
4. The migration of vegetation --
Shifting zones of vegetation --
The starting conditions --
Conditions in the newly deglaciated land --
The invasion by plants --
The renewal of vegetation --
Ecological inertia --
Photoperiodism. Part two: the time of maximum ice --
5. Eighteen thousand years ago: life south of the ice --
Large mammals and their environments south of the ice sheets --
Human life south of the ice --
Plants south of the ice sheets --
6. The coasts --
North America as an extension of Asia --
The south coast of Beringia --
The western edge of the ice --
The east coast plains and islands --
The east coast Refugia --
7. Beringia and the ice-free corridor --
Beringia and its big game --
Human life in Beringia --
The ice-free corridor --
Refugia near the ice-free corridor. Part three: the melting of the Ice --
8. The ice begins to melt --
South of the ice: tundra --
South of the ice: forest parkland and muskeg --
Stagnant ice --
Superglacial and ice-walled lakes and their ecology --
9. The great proglacial lakes --
Glacial Lakes Missoula and Columbia --
Migration from Bergingia --
Glacial Lakes Agassiz and McConnell --
The precursors of the Great Lakes and glacial Lake Ojibway --
10. The rising sea --
The sundering of Beringia --
The Atlantic shore --
The Atlantic coastlands --
The Champlain Sea --
The Tyrell Sea. Part four: the pleistocene/holocene transition --
11. The end of an epoch --
The end of the pleistocene --
The changing forest --
The prairie grasslands --
Transition in the West: the interior --
Transition in the West: the coast --
Beringia at the turn of the epoch --
12. The great wave of extinctions --
Extinction waves: when, where, and what --
The prehistoric overkill hypothesis --
The arguments against overkill --
Changing environment theories --
Extinct birds --
Part five: our present epoch, The holocene --
13. The great warmth --
Some northward shifts of northern limits --
The hypsithermal at sea --
The hypsithermal in the mountains --
Refugia from the drought --
Human life in the hypsithermal --
14. The neoglaciation --
The spread of muskeg --
Increased rain in the prairies --
The shifting ranges of forest tree species --
The neoglacial and the northern treeline --
Refugia reestablished --
Respites in the neoglaciation --
The little ice age --
Epilogue --
Appendix 1: Names of species: English and Latin --
Appendix 2: Names of species: Latin and English.
Responsibility: E.C. Pielou.

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