Preface. The Editors. Aims & Scope of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series. Editors and Board of Advisors of Developments in Paleoenvironmental. Research Book Series. Contents of Volumes 1 to 4 of the Series. Safety Considerations and Caution. Dedication. List of Contributors. 1. An introduction to physical and geochemical methods used in paleolimnology; W.M. Last, J.P. Smol. Part I: Physical Lithostratigraphy Techniques. 2. Recognition and analysis of bedding and sediment fabric features; A.E.S. Kemp, et al. 3. Image analysis techniques; T. Saarinen, G. Petterson. 4. Textural analysis of lake sediments; W.M. Last. Part II: Mineralogical and Geochemical Indicator Techniques. 5. Inorganic geochemical methods in paleolimnology; J.F. Boyle. 6. Mineralogical analysis of lake sediments; W.M. Last. 7. Fluid inclusions in paleolimnological studies of chemical sediments; T. Lowenstein, S.T. Brennan. 8. Application of mineral magnetic techniques to paleolimnology; P. Sandgren, I. Snowball. 9. Sediment organic matter; P.A. Meyers, J.L. Teranes. 10. Paleolimnological methods and applications for persistent organic pollutants; J.M. Blais, D.C.G. Muir. 11. Near-Infrared spectrometry (NITS) in paleolimnology; T. Korsman, et al. 12. Fly-ash particles; N. Rose. Part III: Stable Isotope Techniques. 13. Application of stable isotope techniques to inorganic and biogenic carbonates; E. Ito. 14. Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis of lake sediment cellulose: methods and applications; B.B. Wolfe, et al. 15. Nitrogen isotopes in palaeolimnology; M.R. Talbot. Glossary, acronyms and abbreviations. Index.