Reconstructing Quaternary Environments.

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Author / Creator:Lowe, J. J.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (469 pages)
Subject:Geology, Stratigraphic -- Quaternary.
Paleogeography -- Quaternary.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Geology, Stratigraphic.
Quaternary Geologic Period.
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Other authors / contributors:Walker, M. J. C.
Notes:3.9.2 The nature of lake and bog sediments.
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Summary:Examines the various forms of evidence used to establish the history and scale of environmenal changes during the Quaternary. The evidence is extremely diverse, ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and isotope ratios, bringing the book fully up to date since its last publication.
Other form:Print version: Lowe, J J. Reconstructing Quaternary Environments. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014 9780582101661
Table of Contents:
  • Cover ; Half Title; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 The Quaternary record; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The character of the Quaternary; 1.3 The duration of the Quaternary; 1.4 The development of Quaternry studies; 1.4.1 Historical developments; 1.4.2 Recent developments; 1.5 The framework of the Quaternary; 1.6 The causes of climatic change; 1.7 The scope of this book; Notes; Chapter 2 Geomorphological evidence; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Methods; 2.2.1 Field methods; 2.2.2 Remote sensing.
  • 2.3 Glacial landforms2.3.1 Extent of ice cover; 2.3.2 Geomorphological evidence and the extent of ice sheets and glaciers during the last cold stage; 2.3.3 Direction of ice movement; 2.3.4 Reconstruction of former ice masses; 2.3.5 Palaeotemperature estimates from glacial geomorphological evidence; 2.4 Periglacial landforms; 2.4.1 Palaeoclimatic inferences based on periglacial landforms; 2.5 Sea-level change; 2.5.1 Relative and 'absolute' sea-level changes; 2.5.2 Eustatic changes in sea level; 2.5.3 Tectonic influences; 2.5.4 Shoreline sequences in areas affected by glacio-isostasy.
  • 2.5.5 Palaeoenvironmental significance of sea-level changes2.6 River terraces; 2.6.1 Origins of river terraces; 2.6.2 River terraces and palaeoenvironments; 2.6.3 The terraces of the River Thames; 2.7 Quaternary landforms in low latitudes; 2.7.1 Pluvial lakes; 2.7.2 Dunefields; 2.7.3 Fluvial landforms; 2.7.4 Weathering crusts; 2.8 Conclusions; Notes; Chapter 3 Lithological evidence; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Field and laboratory methods; 3.2.1 Sediment sections; 3.2.2 Coring; 3.2.3 Laboratory methods; 3.3 Glacial sediments; 3.3.1 Introduction; 3.3.2 The nature of glacial sediments.
  • 3.3.3 The classification of tills3.3.4 The influence of the thermal régime of glacier ice; 3.3.5 Analysis of glacigenic sequences; 3.3.6 Ice-directional indicators; 3.4 Periglacial sediments; 3.4.1 Introduction; 3.4.2 Structures associated with permafrost; 3.4.3 Palaeoclimatic significance of periglacial structures; 3.5 Palaeosols; 3.5.1 Introduction; 3.5.2 The nature of palaeosols; 3.5.3 Analysis of palaeosols; 3.5.4 Palaeosols and Quaternary environments; 3.6 Lake level records from low latitude regions; 3.6.1 Introduction; 3.6.2 'Pluvial' lake sediment sequences.
  • 3.6.3 Lake level changes and Quaternary palaeoclimates3.7 Wind-blown sediments; 3.7.1 Introduction; 3.7.2 Loess stratigraphy; 3.7.3 Mid-latitude sand belts (coversands); 3.7.4 Low latitude 'sand seas'; 3.7.5 Wind-blown sediments and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions; 3.8 Cave sediments and carbonate deposits; 3.8.1 Introduction; 3.8.2 Detrital sediment in caves; 3.8.3 Speleothem; 3.8.4 Speleothem growth and environmental reconstruction; 3.8.5 Oxygen isotope ratios in cave speleothem; 3.8.6 Other carbonate deposits; 3.9 Lake, mire and bog sediments; 3.9.1 Introduction.