Quaternary environments

M. A.J. Williams, D. L. Dunkerley, P. De Deckker, A. P. Kershaw, T. J. Stokes

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The book's focus is on the interactions between the geological, biological and hydrological processes that have given rise to the present day distribution of geomorphic, biogeographic and climatic regions throughout the World. The geographical coverage is global, with examples drawn from every continent, including Antarctica, and the time span of the book includes relevant events during the Tertiary which set the scene for Quaternary glaciations and associated changes in climate, vegetation and prehistoric development. It also explores the effects of accelerating human impact on the environment and considers how far the evidence of the Quaternary may be useful in predicting future environmental change. The eleven chapters include detailed discussions of sea level changes, human origins, innovations and migrations and Quaternary atmospheric circulations. An appendix detailing Quaternary dating methods is provided. -from Publisher

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuaternary environments
PublisherEdward Arnold Publishers Ltd
ISBN (Print)0713165901, 9780713165906
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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