Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages

Published
  • Berkeley : University of California Press 2004
Physical description
xi, 256 p. : ill., diags., maps ; 23.5 cm.
ISBN
  • 0520239229
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-248) and index.
  • English.
Contents
  • Ice, ice ages, and our planet's climate history -- Fire, water, and God -- Glaciers and fossil fish -- The evidence -- Searching for the cause of ice ages -- Defrosting Earth -- The ice age cycles -- Our planet's icy past -- Coring for the details -- Ice ages, climate, and evolution -- The last millennium -- Ice ages and the future.
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  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Abstract: Explores causes and effects of ice ages, from earliest known glaciation nearly 3 Gyr ago to present. Traces development of associated scientific ideas and lives of some of those involved, e.g., Agassiz and Milankovitch. Aims to illustrate scientific practice, discussing scientists' motivation and roles of timing and chance in acceptance of new ideas. Covers influences of Pleistocene ice ages on Earth's landscape, meltwater floods at ice age terminations, "snowball Earth", etc. Presents evidence from deep sea sediment cores, ice cores, etc. of rapid climate changes, discussing direct influences on human evolution, migration and civilisation. Examines how studies of Pleistocene climate may help understand future climate changes, including timing of next glacial interval.

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