By: Andrew S Cohen
500 pages, Illus, figs, tabs
Describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. It explains the process of sedimentation in lakes and the chemistry of those deposits and describes how the age of lakes is determined.
This book draws together so much of value that every reader - teacher, student or researcher - will have his or her paleolimnological horizons expanded. It is a one-volume reference work as well as a challenging text. Thank you, Andy Cohen! Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin ... this book is a formidable achievement for which the author must be warmly congratulated. It will take an honoured place as a reference book spanning and uniting a vast range of methodologies and aspects of past environmental change. Journal of Paleolimnology The scope is immense ... The writing is consistently clear and readable and the enthusiasm of the author is apparent throughout. Journal of Paleolimnology
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