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Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of South America

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By: C Clapperton

796 pages, Illus, with photos and diagrams


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #29534 | ISBN: 0444882472
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Reviews the nature of Quaternary environmental changes over the largest continent in the Southern Hemisphere. It also forms the basis for judging the synchrony or non-synchrony of Quaternary climatic changes between hemispheres and this has important implications for climatic modelling.


Physical geography of South America; quaternary tectonics of South America; quaternary volcanism in South America; characteristics of the quaternary volcanic zones; quaternary of the alluvial basins; structure and quaternary stratigraphy; quaternary of the alluvial basins; aeolian features - paleoclimate; quaternary of the South American Highlands - Highlands of the Brazilian Shield; quaternary of the South American Highlands - case studies in Southeast Brazil; Campos de Jordao and Serra de Itatiaia; quaternary of the South American Highlands; the Northern and Southern Highlands; the glaciers and glacial landforms of South America; late Cenozoic glacial history of the Andes - late Miocene-Middle Pleistocene, the late quaternary (isotope stages 7-3), the last glaciation maximum (isotope stage 2), the late-glacial and holocene; quaternary gravel formations of southern South America; quaternary palaeolakes of the arid regions of South America; quaternary geocryogenic features of South America and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas); quaternary of the South American coasts; quaternary palnological studies in South America - pre-quaternary-late-quaternary, the last glaciation; palaeoecology of the late-glacial and holocene intervals; the quaternary of South America - overview and implications.

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