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The Holocene An Environmental History (Paperback)

Author:  Neil Roberts
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0631186387
ISBN-13: 9780631186380
Sku: 30311353
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 10H x 7L x 0.75T
Pages:  328
Edition Number:  2
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In its first edition, The Holocene provided undergraduates with a much-needed coherent scientific account of the great transformation of nature that had taken place during the Holocene, the last 10,000 years in the history of the planet and the period in which we are all now living. This period has included major shifts in climate and human culture, and in the natural environment at every level.
Completely revised and updated to take full account of the most recent advances, the new edition of this established text includes substantial material on scientific progress in the understanding of climate change and abrupt climatic events, of disturbance effects on the landscape, and of ice core records. Not only have improved dating methods, such as luminescence, been included but the timescale for the book has been moved to calendar (i.e. real) years. Coverage and supporting case study material have also been broadened and extended.


Times Literary Supplement
"Yet there is something stimulating about reading Roberts's matter-of-fact presentation of the truth:...Here is a book at once erudite and understandable...necessary reading for students, and those with an interest in our hapless history." - Peter Reading 07/23/1999

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