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Global Environments through the Quaternary: Exploring Evironmental Change

David Anderson, Andrew Goudie, and Adrian Parker


We are in the grip of global warming: sea levels are rising; glaciers are melting, Arctic sea ice is thinning, meteorological events are becoming more extreme. But how do these changes compare with the environmental changes that have occurred in the past? How can they be put into perspective? What can we learn from the past to help us better understand how natural and human factors may interact to change our climate and environment in the future? This book delves into the environmental changes that have taken place during the Quaternary: the last 2.6 million years of geological history and tim ... More

Keywords: global warming, Quaternary, Pleistocene, Holocene, palaeoenvironmental studies, palaeoclimatic studies, climate change research, climatic change, environmental change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697267
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Anderson, author
Head of Geography, Eton College

Andrew Goudie, author
Emeritus professor in Geography and former Master of St Cross College, University of Oxford

Adrian Parker, author
Professor in Geography, Oxford Brookes University