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Climate Modes of the Phanerozoic (Hardback)
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Climate Modes of the Phanerozoic (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 19/11/1992
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The changes in the Earth's climate over the past 600 million years, from the Cambrian to the Quaternary, come under scrutiny in this book, first published in 1992. The geological evidence for ancient climates is examined, such as the distribution of climate-sensitive sediments. The Earth's climate has changed many times throughout the Phanerozoic. Thus in this book the climate history has been divided into Warm and Cool modes, intervals when either the Earth was in a former 'greenhouse' state with higher levels of atmospheric CO2 and polar regions free of ice, or the global climate was cooler and ice was present in high latitudes. The studies presented here highlight the complex interactions between the carbon cycle, continental distribution, tectonics, sea level variation, ocean circulation and temperature change as well as other parameters. In particular, the potential of the carbon isotope records as an important signal of the past climates of the Earth is explored. This book will be useful to all students and researchers with an interest in palaeoclimates and palaeoenvironments.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521366274
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... will undoubtedly be useful to students and teachers seeking an overview of palaeoclimates.' Mercian Geologist
"I recommend the book highly...." Leonard T. Boyer, Paleontological Notes
"...not only summarizes and organizes the work of most other workers in the field, but also presents, in context, some still controversial conclusions of the authors....should be of general interest to all geology graduate students and professionals, and is also suitable as a reference for advanced undergraduate students in historical geology and stratigraphy or as a course text in paleoclimatology." C.W. Dimmick, Choice
"...the most definitive reference so far on the interpretation of the climatic evolution of Earth as a series of alternating warm and cold modes." Eric J. Barron, Nature
"...very knowledgeable and readable. It should be of interest to all geologists delving into the past records of the planet and climatologists and oceanographers interested in global climate cycles." Paul Aharon, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

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