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Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia: Loess, Monsoon and Monsoon-arid Environment Evolution

  • Presents an integral framework for understanding natural environmental change and partly human-induced effects in China
  • Will help guide policies and countermeasures designed to support sustainable development on the Chinese Loess Plateau and the arid west
  • Features comprehensive and updated materials such as bio-geological evidence on mammal fossils and human evolution to illustrate the onset and evolution process of monsoon-arid environments

Series: Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Series Volume: 16

By: Zhisheng An(Editor)

602 pages, 146 colour & 87 b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Oct 2016 | #235363 | ISBN-13: 9789402402698
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NHBS Price: £87.99 $119/€101 approx
Hardback | Mar 2014 | #235362 | ISBN-13: 9789400778160
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About this book

Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia is the first of its kind on environmental change research devoted to monsoon-arid environment evolution history and its mechanism involved. Capturing the most prominent features of Asian climate and environmental changes, it gives a comprehensive review of the Asian Monsoon records providing evidence for spatial and temporal climatic and environmental changes across the Asian continent since the Late Cenozoic. The dynamics underlying these changes are explored based on various bio-geological records and in particular based on the evidence of loess, speleothems as well as on mammal fossils. The Asian monsoon-arid climate system which quantifies the controlling mechanisms of climate change and the way it operates in different time scales is described. Attempts to differentiate between natural change and human-induced effects, which will help guide policies and countermeasures designed to support sustainable development on the Chinese Loess Plateau and the arid west.


Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Chinese Loess and the East Asian monsoon
Chapter 3. Asian monsoon variability recorded in other archives
Chapter 4. Asian dust, eolian iron and black carbon--connections to climate and paleoclimate
Chapter 5. Mammalian evolution in Asia linked to climate changes
Chapter 6. Late Cenozoic climate change in monsoon-arid Asia and global changes


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