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Environmental Change in the Pacific Basin: Chronologies, Causes, Consequences

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By: Patrick D Nunn

357 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #94129 | ISBN: 0471949450
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Tackles how to plan effectively in the Pacific Basin by understanding the kinds of changes which have occurred, their magnitude and recurrence, particularly the incidence of short-lived magnitude events which have the potential to cause major disruption to environments.

It provides a useful introduction to the subject... --Journal of Quaternary Science, Vol 16/3, 2001


CONTEXT. The Pacific Basin. Investigating the Pacific Basin. Ideas Concerning the Origin of the Pacific Basin. THE EARLY PACIFIC The Earliest Pacific (Before 250 Ma). The Pacific Basin During the Mesozoic Era (250-66Ma). THE PACIFIC DURING THE TERTIARY PERIOD. The Pacific Basin During the Palaeogene (66-24.6Ma). The Pacific Basin During the Neogene (24.6-1.77Ma). THE PACIFIC DURING THE PLEISTOCENE EPOCH. Understanding the Chronology of the Pleistocene (1.77-0.012Ma). The Early and Middle Pleistocene (1.77-0.128Ma) in the Pacific Basin. The Last Interglacial (128-111ka) in the Pacific Basin. The Last Glacial (111-12ka) in the Pacific Basin. HOLOCENE ENVIRONMENTS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN. Human Arrival in the Pacific Basin. The Early Holocene (12-6ka) in the Pacific Basin. The Middle Holocene (6-3ka) in the Pacific Basin. The Late Holocene (3ka - Present) in the Pacific Basin. CONCLUSIONS. Afterword. References. Indexes.

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