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Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

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.
1: Lakes as Archives of Earth History
2: The Geological Evolution of Lake Basins
3: The Physical Environment of Lakes
4: The Chemical Environment of Lakes
5: The Biological Environment of Lakes
6: Age Determination in Lake Deposits
7: Sedimentological Archives in Lake Deposits
8: Facies Models at the Lake Basin Scale
9: Geochemical Archives in Lake Deposits
10: Paleoecological Archives in Lake Deposits 1: Problems and Methods
11: Paleoecological Archives in Lake Deposits 2: Records from Important Groups
12: Paleolimnology at the Local to Regional Scale: Records of Changing Watersheds and Industrialization
13: Paleolimnology at the Regional to Global Scale: Records of Climate Change
14: Paleolimnology in Deep Time: The Evolution of Lacustrine Ecosystems
15: Paleolimnology: The Past Meets the Future
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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
This text, written by a leading researcher in the field, 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 are determined. Additionally, this book shows how different groups of fossils are used in interpreting the paleontological record of lakes. In order to illustrate
the more synthetic approaches to interpreting the history of lakes, the author also discusses such special topics as lake-level history, lake evolution, and the impact of environmental change on lakes.
"Cohen has written and excellent work on the important topic of paleolimnology...Cohen provides short chapter summaries; figures, carefully selected to illustrate main points; and a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography to his readers searching for additional information on topics that are necessarily presented quite concisely."--CHOICE, S. A. Green
"It 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!"--The Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, Jonathan L. Richardson
"This book is a great feat because lake science covers such a wide range of disciplines that a vast array of knowledge is needed to hit all the bases. Cohen has hit a home run in covering topics such as the physics, chemistry, and biology of modern lakes, the geomorphology, sedimentology, and chemistry of Holocene to Pleistocene lakes, the faunal archives of the Quaternary, and the paleontology of fossil lakes. The breadth of knowledge contained within one
book cover is impressive and I tip my hat to the author for his great efforts to cover many aspects of lake science. This book is an amazing accomplishment."--Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Palaios
"Cohen has written and excellent work on the important topic of paleolimnology...Cohen provides short chapter summaries; figures, carefully selected to illustrate main points; and a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography to his readers searching for additional information on topics that are necessarily presented quite concisely."--CHOICE, S. A. Green
"It 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!"--The Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, Jonathan L. Richardson
"This book is a great feat because lake science covers such a wide range of disciplines that a vast array of knowledge is needed to hit all the bases. Cohen has hit a home run in covering topics such as the physics, chemistry, and biology of modern lakes, the geomorphology, sedimentology, and chemistry of Holocene to Pleistocene lakes, the faunal archives of the Quaternary, and the paleontology of fossil lakes. The breadth of knowledge contained within one
book cover is impressive and I tip my hat to the author for his great efforts to cover many aspects of lake science. This book is an amazing accomplishment."--Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Palaios
Author
Andrew S. Cohen
Short Title
PALEOLIMNOLOGY
Pages
528
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Language
English
ISBN-10
0195133536
ISBN-13
9780195133530
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
551.48
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-04-30
Subtitle
The History and Evolution of Lake Systems
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Birth
1954
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
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