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
Part II. Invited Papers:
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