This text, written by a leading researcher in the field, describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. It explains the process of sedimentation in lakes and the chemistry of those deposits and describes how the age of lake deposits are determined. Additionally, this book shows how different groups of fossils are used in interpreting the paleontological record of lakes. In order to illustrate the more synthetic approaches to interpreting the history of lakes, the author also discusses such special topics as lake-level history, lake evolution, and the impact of environmental change on lakes.
"Cohen has written and excellent work on the important topic of paleolimnology...Cohen provides short chapter summaries; figures, carefully selected to illustrate main points; and a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography to his readers searching for additional information on topics that are necessarily presented quite concisely."--CHOICE, S. A. Green "It draws together so much of value that every reader--teacher, student, or researcher--will have his or her paleolimnological horizons expanded. It is a one-volume reference work as well as a challenging text. Thank you, Andy Cohen!"--The Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, Jonathan L. Richardson "This book is a great feat because lake science covers such a wide range of disciplines that a vast array of knowledge is needed to hit all the bases. Cohen has hit a home run in covering topics such as the physics, chemistry, and biology of modern lakes, the geomorphology, sedimentology, and chemistry of Holocene to Pleistocene lakes, the faunal archives of the Quaternary, and the paleontology of fossil lakes. The breadth of knowledge contained within one book cover is impressive and I tip my hat to the author for his great efforts to cover many aspects of lake science. This book is an amazing accomplishment."--Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Palaios
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st April 2003
Dimensions (cm): 25.959 x 18.745 x 3.023
Weight (kg): 1.117