Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments [E-Book] / edited by Vivien Gornitz.
Gornitz, Vivien.
Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2009.
online resource
9781402044113
Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series,
Earth Sciences ; Meteorology and Climatology ; Climate Change ; Oceanography ; Geoecology and Natural Processes ; Historical Geology ; Paleontology
Full Text
The Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments provides the reader with an entry point to the rapidly expanding field of paleoclimatology—the study of climates of the past. Highly interdisciplinary in nature, paleoclimatology integrates information from a broad array of disciplines in the geosciences, ranging from stratigraphy, geomorphology, glaciology, paleoecology, paleobotany to geochemistry and geophysics, among others. The encyclopedia offers 230 informative articles written by over 200 well known international experts on numerous subjects, ranging from classical geological evidence to the latest research. The volume is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings, black-white and color photographs. Articles are arranged alphabetically, with extensive bibliographies and cross-references.