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The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction Jamie Woodward
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Jamie Woodward
• Paperback: 184 pages
• Publisher: OUP Oxford (30 Jan. 2014)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0199580693
• ISBN-13: 978-0199580699
• Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.5 x 11.2 cm
Book Description
The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics.'The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction' looks at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, and the human stories behind it all. Jamie Woodward examines the remarkable environmental shifts that took place during the Great Ice Age of the Quaternary Period. He explores the evolution of ideas, evaluates the contributions of the leading players in the great debates, and presents some of the ingenious methods that have been used to retrieve information about the recent geological past.
In an era of warming climate, the study of the ice age past is now more important than ever. This book examines the wonders of the Quaternary ice age - to show how ice age landscapes and ecosystems were repeatedly and rapidly transformed as plants, animals, and humans reorganized their worlds.
This is a quite delightful book, in every way. It is well written. It is stacked with new research, something that is not easy for such a 'well-worn' topic, and not a word is wasted. It also includes a large number of cameos that enhance our understanding of Quaternary Science. (Proceedings of the Geologists's Association)
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Jamie Woodward
Jamie Woodward is Professor of Physical Geography at The University of Manchester. He studied Geography at Aberystwyth and carried out PhD research in Cambridge (Darwin College). Jamie has published widely on ice age landscape change with a particular focus on the mountains of the Mediterranean world. He also works with British Museum archaeologists in the Nile Valley. You can follow him on Twitter @Jamie_Woodward_where he tweets on the wonders of ice age Earth, cold places, and the human past.
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