Late Quaternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Late Quaternary Environmental Change

Physical and Human Perspectives, 2nd Edition

By Martin Bell, M.J.C. Walker


368 pages

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Paperback: 9780130333445
pub: 2004-12-08
Hardback: 9781138134676
pub: 2015-12-22

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Late Quaternary Environmental Change addresses the interaction between human agency and other environmental factors in the landscapes, particularly of the temperate zone.

Taking an ecological approach, the authors cover the last 20,000 years during which the climate has shifted from arctic severity to the conditions of the present interglacial environment.

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition


1. Environmental change and human activity

2. Evidence for environmental change

3. Natural environmental change

4. Consequences of climatic change

5. People in a world of constant change

6. Cultural landscapes, human agency and environmental change

7. People, climate and erosion

8. The role of the past in a sustainable future: environment and heritage conservation

9. The impact of people on climate



Subject Categories

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