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Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism - Barbara A. Maher

Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism

By: Barbara A. Maher (Editor), Roy Thompson (Editor)

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Published: 25th November 2010
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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. Quaternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism presents an up-to-date 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 past decade and identify directions for future research. This comprehensive and multidisciplinary coverage leads to 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.

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
"I highly recommend this well-written and organized book..." Priscum
"Quaternary Climates is an excellent choice for anyone with interests in climatic, environmental, or magnetic studies...From the preface to the detailed index, the reader will find much to be pleased about, and the breadth of the coverage in ten chapters is amazing...Highly recommended." Choice
"Quarternary Climates, Environments and Magnetism contains a series of informative papers that provide a good, comprehensive introduction to the field of environmental magnetism. It belongs on the shelf of anyone with a serious interest in environmental magnetism...Maher and Thompson's book is the only one available that combines the study of Quarternary environments and the techniques of environmental magnetism into a single volume." Palaios
"The book, carefully edited by top specialists in this sphere, introduces the reader to the current methods of environmental magnetism...The substance of this volume is very interdisciplinary, whereby researchers from different fields in the earth sciences may profit equally. The book, however, seems to be necessary for environmental scientists, climatologists and paleomagneticians. It may be also of interest for graduates, particularly those practicing in environmental sciences." Pure Appl. Geophy

Preface
Introduction
The North Atlantic as a Quaternary magnetic archive
Palaeomonsoons I: the magnetic record of palaeoclimate in the terrestrial loess and palaeosol sequences
Palaeomonsoons II: magnetic records of aeolian dust in Quaternary sediments of the Indian Ocean
Bacterial magnetite and the Quarternary climate record
Incidence and significance of magnetic iron sulphides in Quaternary sediments and soils
Holocene environmental change from magnetic proxies in lake sediments
Magnetic monitoring of air, land and water pollution
Environmental factors affecting geomagnetic field palaeointensity estimates from sediments
Magnetic cyclostratigraphy: high resolution dating in and beyond the Quaternary and analysis of periodic changes in diagenesis and sedimentary magnetism
Index
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ISBN: 9780521155595
ISBN-10: 0521155592
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.65