Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 May 2003

528 Pages | 218 halftones & line illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195133530

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The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Andrew S. Cohen

This text, written by a leading researcher in the field, describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. It explains the process of sedimentation in lakes and the chemistry of those deposits and describes how the age of lake deposits are determined. Additionally, this book shows how different groups of fossils are used in interpreting the paleontological record of lakes. In order to illustrate the more synthetic approaches to interpreting the history of lakes, the author also discusses such special topics as lake-level history, lake evolution, and the impact of environmental change on lakes.


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