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The Quaternary History of Scandinavia

Monograph

Series: World and Regional Geology Series Volume: 7

By: J Donner

200 pages, 28 tabs, 59 line diags, 23 b/w photos

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2005 | #165700 | ISBN: 0521018315
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Hardback | Jul 1995 | #36004 | ISBN: 0521417309
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Describes how the repeated glaciation of northern continental Europe affected Scandinavia and its surrounding area.

...the definitive statement on the stratigraphic placement of the Quaternary deposits of Scandinavia. Donner has prepared a valuable resource for maps that show ice distributions over time, but the book's strength lies in its use as a reference for the stratigraphic placement of particular deposits. Choice "...a significant contribution...There is no doubt that this is a master work. One need say no more than it is simply essential for anyone seriously interested the northern European Quatenary to get it." P.L. Gibbard, Geological Magazine "...presented in a very well-written and systematic manner...a very readable, accurate and up-to-date review of the Quaternary history of the region...an excellent volume...It can become a standard reference work for professional Quaternary scientists and teachers, and will provide an excellent basis for university-level courses and research on the history of northwestern Europe during the Quaternary Period." Harold W. Borns, Jr., American Scientist "...this is an ecellent volume that presents very adequate, well-documented coverage of the Quaternary history of northwestern Europe. It can become a standard reference work for professional Quaternary scientists and teachers, and will provide an excellent basis for university-level courses and research on this history of northwestern Europe during the Quaternary Period." Harold W. Borns, Jr., American SCientist "Rich in detail, duly illustrated, it is a real mine of information about the quaternary in northern Europe." The Journal of Indo-European Studies "Rich in detail, duly illustrated, it is a real mine of information about the quaternary in northern Europe." The Journal of Indo-European Studies


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Pre-Quaternary substratum; 3. Northern Europe in the Quaternary; 4. Pre-Saalian stages; 5. Saalian stage; 6. Eemian stage; 7. Division of the Weichselian stage and the application of radiocarbon dating; 8. Early Weichselian substage; 9. Middle Weichselian substage; 10. Middle and Late Weichselian glaciation; 11. Late Weichselian and Early Flandrian deglaciation; 12. Flandrian biostratigraphy and climatic changes; 13. Late Weichselian and Flandrian land/sea-level changes; 14. Land mammals; 15. Quaternary chronology in Scandinavia.

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