Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 March 2013

424 Pages | Nearly 200 line illustrations and a 16 page colour plate section.

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199697267

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Global Environments through the Quaternary

Exploring Evironmental Change

Second Edition

David Anderson, Andrew Goudie, and Adrian Parker

  • Unrivalled coverage of the entire Quaternary period enables the reader to build a balanced view of the patterns and cycles driving environmental change over millions of years.
  • Draws upon examples from a range of geographical locations, encouraging the reader to view environmental change on a broad, global scale.
  • Brings together discussions of the physical basis of environmental change and the human activities that have influenced this change, giving the reader a truly integrated view of both processes and impacts.
  • Explores environmental change in the context of sea level and climate change, demonstrating the immediate relevance of the subject to contemporary study and research.
  • An Online Resource Centre features additional resources for both lecturers and students, enhancing the educational value of the text.
  • Topics surrounding climate change over various timescales, such as the Cainozoic cooling trend, and orbital forcing, have been expanded and updated, and more background is given on the different systems and notations used to distinguish timescales and chronologies.
  • More depth is provided on research methods, including palaeoecological transfer functions, dating techniques, stable isotope geochemistry, and environmental modelling.
  • Sections on short-term climate oscillations, future climate trends, and the relationship between human evolution and environmental change have been enhanced with an emphasis on highlighting the relevance of the Quaternary record to current issues.
  • New review questions have been added to the end of chapters to aid learning and allow readers to check their understanding.

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