Global Change in the Holocene

Description

The Holocene spans the 11,500 years since the end of the last Ice Age and has been a period of major global environmental change. However the rate of change has accelerated during the last hundred years, due largely to human impacts and this has led to a growing concern for the future of our environmental resources. Global Change in the Holocene demonstrates how reconstructing the record of past environmental change can provide us with essential knowledge about how our environment works and presents the reader with an informed viewpoint from which to project realistic future scenarios. The book brings together key techniques that are widely used in Holocene research, such as radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology and sediment analysis and offers a comprehensive analysis of various archives of environmental change including instrumental and documentary records, corals, lake sediments, glaciers and ice cores. This reference is an informative and cutting-edge resource for students of climate change, environmental science, geography, palaeoecology and archaeology.

Details

Author(s)
John Birks, Rick Battarbee, Anson Mackay, Frank Oldfield
Format
Paperback | 544 pages
Dimensions
171 x 248 x 25.15mm | 907g
Publication date
01 Apr 2005
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
Hodder Arnold
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
200 + colour plate section
ISBN10
0340812141
ISBN13
9780340812143
Bestsellers rank
1,313,216