The Pleistocene boundary and the beginning of the Quaternary [E-Book] / edited by John A. Van Couvering ; associate editors, Emiliano Aguirre, Mikhail N. Alekseev, Giancarlo Pasini.
Van Couvering, John A., (editor)
Aguirre, Emiliano, (editor) / Alekseev, Mikhail N., (editor) / Pasini, Giancarlo, (editor)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997
1 online resource (xxi, 296 pages)
englisch
9780511585760
9780521341158
9780521617024
World and regional geology ; 9
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505 0 0 |t Preface: the new Pleistocene /  |r John A. Van Couvering --  |t Foreword /  |r Ksenia V. Nikiforova --  |g 1.  |t International Geological Correlation Program, Project 41: "Negogene/Quaternary Boundary" /  |r Ksenia V. Nikiforova and Mikhail N. Alekseev --  |g 2.  |t The Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary-stratotype at Vrica, Italy /  |r Giancarlo Pasini and Maria Luisa Colalongo --  |g 3.  |t The magnetostratigraphy of the Vrica section, Italy, and its correlation with the Plio-Pleistocene of the Boso Peninsula, Japan /  |r Hisao Nakagawa, Nobuaki Niitsuma and Toshiaki Takayama [and others] --  |g 4.  |t Comparison of the laminated units at Vrica and deep-sea sapropels from the eastern Mediterranean /  |r Isabella Raffi and Robert Thunell. 
520 |a The Pleistocene Boundary and the Beginning of the Quaternary presents the results of a forty-year international program to establish a precise definition for the most important boundary in geologic time - the beginning of the modern age of glacial climates. This book, the final report of International Geological Correlation Project 41, describes the selection of a fixed reference point in the sequence of deep-water marine strata exposed at Vrica, Italy. This point, dated to 1.81 million years before the present, coincides with the onset of the first of four major glacial phases. The opening chapters of the book document the geology and palaeontology of the agreed physical reference point, and the successful proposal of this point as the boundary-stratotype of the Pleistocene Epoch. The book then describes the correlation of the boundary throughout the ocean basins and continents of the world in terms of detailed stratigraphic criteria such as planktonic biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy and radiometric age determinations. 
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