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Ice Age Southern Andes: A Chronicle of Palaeoecological Events

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Series: Developments in Quaternary Science Series Volume: 3

By: CJ Heusser

230 pages, B/w photos, figs


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #143951 | ISBN: 0444514783
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M. Bush ...I find this volume immensely useful as it is a compendium of so many useful datasets from a leader in the field. Geoarchaeology W.D. Gosling ...Illustrated with beautiful and informative photographs throughout. ...would be of interest to anyone working on environmental change in South America, especially those who are new to the field, owing to the wealth of background information and the completeness of the reconstruction presented. Journal of Quaternary Science S. Harrison ...Heusser has provided a wonderful synthesis of a vast body of research and this is required reading for anyone researching the Quaternary history of this remote region. Holocene, 2005


Backdrop of botanical exploration; physical setting; climate; glaciation; land - sea level variations; volcanism; vegetation; man, megafauna, and fire; research methods: approach to the problem of palaeoevironmental reconstruction; pollen fallout reflective of vegetation during latest centuries - presettlement and settlement; palaeoecological sites, cores, and pollen/spore diagrams; ice age southern Andes; global connections.

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