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Description - Global Change in the Holocene by John Birks

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 will be an informative and cutting-edge resource for all researchers in the fields of climate change, environmental science, geography, palaeoecology and archaeology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340812143
ISBN-10: 0340812141
Format: Paperback / softback
(248mm x 171mm x 27mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Hodder Arnold
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Birks

Anson Mackay isReader in Environmental Change at University College London, UK Rick Battarbee is Professor of Environmental Change at University College London, UK John Birks is Professor in Quantitative Ecology & Palaeoecology at the University of Bergen, Norway andVisiting Professor ofQuaternary Palaeoecology at University College London, UK Frank Oldfield is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Liverpool, UK