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  • Page extent: 402 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.01 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 538/.727
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: QE501.4.P35 Q38 1999
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Paleomagnetism--Quaternary
    • Paleoclimatology--Quaternary
    • Paleoecology--Quaternary

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521624176 | ISBN-10: 0521624177)

The Quaternary has been a period of major climatic and environmental oscillations, and our knowledge of these past variations is important for our understanding of the possible impact of human activity on the present-day environment. First published in 1999, Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism presents an account of the rich variety of uses of magnetic measurements in the environmental geosciences. Ten chapters by leading world authorities describe the highlights of environmental magnetic work during the last decade and identify directions for future research. Emphasis is placed on a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a more thorough understanding of the environmental processes involved. This volume will be of interest to research scientists from a wide range of disciplines working on Quaternary environments, including earth and environmental sciences, physical geology, geography and palaeoclimatology. It will also be valuable as a supplementary text for graduates and advanced undergraduates.

• Comprehensive and multi-disciplinary • Internationally respected contributors


Preface Raymond S. Bradley and Friedrich Heller; 1. Introduction B. A. Maher, M. W. Hounslow and R. Thompson; 2. The North Atlantic as a Quaternary magnetic archive J. S. Stoner and J. T. Andrews; 3. Palaeomonsoons I: the magnetic record of palaeoclimate in the terrestrial loess and palaeosol sequences B. A. Maher and R. Thompson; 4. Palaeomonsoons II: magnetic records of aeolian dust in Quaternary sediments of the Indian Ocean B. A. Maher and M. W. Hounslow; 5. Bacterial magnetite and the Quarternary climate record P. Hesse and J. F. Stolz; 6. Incidence and significance of magnetic iron sulphides in Quaternary sediments and soils I. Snowball and M. Torii; 7. Holocene environmental change from magnetic proxies in lake sediments J. Dearing; 8. Magnetic monitoring of air, land and water pollution E. Petrovsky and B. B. Ellwood; 9. Environmental factors affecting geomagnetic field palaeointensity estimates from sediments S. P. Lund and M. Schwartz; 10. Magnetic cyclostratigraphy: high resolution dating in and beyond the Quaternary and analysis of periodic changes in diagenesis and sedimentary magnetism C. G. Langereis and M. J. Dekkers; Index.


Review of the hardback: '[The editors] have done an excellent job of marshalling contributors to provide well-written, interesting and detailed accounts of their respective areas of expertise … a highly significant and up-to-date summary of environmental magnetism and will be a useful (?compulsory) resource for graduate students and practitioners.' Stephen Stokes, The Holocene

Review of the hardback: 'I highly recommend this well-written and organized book to anyone interested in the latest tools for understanding climatic change.' Donald R. Prothero, PRISCUM


Raymond S. Bradley, Friedrich Heller, B. A. Maher, M. W. Hounslow, R. Thompson, J. S. Stoner, J. T. Andrews, P. Hesse, J. F. Stolz, I. Snowball, M. Torii, J. Dearing, E. Petrovsky, B. B. Ellwood, S. P. Lund, M. Schwartz, C. G. Langereis, M. J. Dekkers

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