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Earth's Pre-Pleistocene Glacial Record

Edited By: MJ Hambrey and WB Harland

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2011 | #188169 | ISBN-13: 9780521172301
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The papers within these volumes were compiled between late 1978 and early 1980, from data on tillites and tillite-like rocks. The research was conducted for the Pre-Pleistocene Tillite Project of the International Geological Correlation Programme. In this substantial work, M. J. Hambrey and W. B. Harland have assembled essays by leaders in the field of pre-Pleistocene glacial research. The work's various chapters review in depth the glacial records of Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North and South America. The second volume concludes with a fascinating editorial overview of the pre-Pleistocene glacial record of the Earth as a whole. The reader is also presented with a collection of readily accessible statistics, maps and charts. This set will be of particular use to scholars of sedimentology, paleoclimatic patterns, climate change and ice ages, and the time-correlation of rocks.

Reissue of a book first published in 1981.


Part I. Introduction: 1. Stratigraphic time scale; 2. Criteria for the identification of glacigenic deposits; 3. Terminology; 4. Glossary; Part II. Invited Papers: 5. Africa; 6. Antarctica; 7. Asia; 8. Europe; 9. North America; 10. South America; Part III. Summary and Abstracted Data: 11. Summary of Earth's pre-Pleistocene glacial record; 12. Summary of radiometric data; 13. Abstract of principal palaeomagnetic data; Part IV. Indices.

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