The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)Jamie Woodward (author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 166 g
Dimensions: 174 x 114 x 12 mm
I very much enjoy delving into the A Very Short Introduction series for a short, but not too short, summary of a subject. The Ice Age is another in this extensive series published by Oxford University Press. There are more than 350 volumes in the series and they aim to provide a 'stimulating and accessible' way into a new subject. * Weather *
For me, this is just the right approach. Science is not just facts, but it is also people, blind alleys, prejudices... and egos. Taken together, this is a heady mixture which has been expertly stirred together. * Geological Journal *
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 *
Well written, engaging, and accessible. * Geographical Journal *
The idea of the Ice Age is now entirely conventional, but it's an idea that took centuries to extract from the evidence around us. As Jamie Woodward's book shows, there was plenty of physics involved in developing the story. * IOPscience *
This is a truly comprehensive, highly accessible, and entertaining biography of Ice Age research. * Climatica *
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