Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems by Andrew S. Cohen

Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Andrew S. Cohen
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This text describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. It explains the process of sedimentation in lakes and the chemistry of those deposits and describes how the age of lake deposits is determined.

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This text, describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. It explains the process of sedimentation in lakes and the chemistry of those deposits and describes how the age of lake deposits is determined. Additionally, the author shows how different groups of fossils are used in interpreting the palaeontological record of lakes. In order to illustrate the more synthetic approaches to interpreting the history of lakes, he also discusses such special topics as lake-level history, lake evolution and the impact of environmental change on lakes.

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This book draws together so much of value that every reader - teacher, student or researcher - will have his or her paleolimnological horizons expanded. It is a one-volume reference work as well as a challenging text. Thank you, Andy Cohen! Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin ... this book is a formidable achievement for which the author must be warmly congratulated. It will take an honoured place as a reference book spanning and uniting a vast range of methodologies and aspects of past environmental change. Journal of Paleolimnology The scope is immense ... The writing is consistently clear and readable and the enthusiasm of the author is apparent throughout. Journal of Paleolimnology

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