Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Ice Age Earth

Late Quaternary Geology and Climate, 1st Edition

By Alastair G. Dawson


316 pages

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Paperback: 9780415015677
pub: 1991-12-19
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Ice Age Earth provides the first detailed review of global environmental change in the Late Quaternary. Significant geological and climatic events are analysed within a review of glacial and periglacial history. The melting history of the last ice sheets reveals that complex, dynamic and catastrophic change occurred, change which affected the circulation of the atmosphere and oceans and the stability of the Earth's crust.


`This approach provides a coherence that is rare in volumes of this kind … a book that should prove of considerable value to teachers, undergraduates, and more able A-level students. - Geography

` … the book represents an excellent introduction I do not hesitate in recommending Ice Age Earth to be read as an introduction to and overview of the fascinating subject of Late Quaternary climatic change. - Terra Nova

`Ice Age Earth is well and carefully written. It provides an insightful approach to the recent achievements in the studies on Late Quaternary Climatic and environmental changes. … I warmly recommend it.' - The Holocene

`.. as a modern, undergraduate-level reference text it will serve a very useful role. The presentation of the material is clear and of high quality.' - Progress in Physical Geography

`Undoubtedly, the main attraction of the book is its up-to-date review of the international literature … will be a valuable source of international examples for the next few years.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

`This book succeeds in distilling a great amount of literature which is relatively inaccessible, except to specialists, into a form that is both accessible and enjoyable to read … There is no doubt that this book will appear on many student reading lists and widen the perspectives of those teaching the subject to a more global overview.' - Quaternary Science

` … is the best textbook compilation on the subject currently available … makes for stimulating reading.' - Boreas

`This volume will serve as an excellent text for advanced undergraduates in geology and physical geography … The book is wide-ranging in both its subject and geographic coverage. It is far broader in scope than equivalent texts on glacial landscapes or glacial processes … All-in-all this volume will serve as an up-to-date text on the variety of Ice Age associated environments that resulted in the present global landscape.' - Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

`This book, representing an enormous effort in synthesizing a vast and dispersed inter-disciplinary literature, is unique and very welcome indeed … In summary, this book fills a large gap among those works that help us to stay abreast of the state of the art that are not our own, and does so in a manner and a style that make it very accessible indeed … Reasonably priced, it should be in many hands; may the author see good sales and feel up to frequent revisions.' - Geological Magazine

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography