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&i;`Admirably fills a major gap in paleoclimate reference and teaching material'&o; - Economic Geology.
PART I: INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE MODELS; 1. Elementary Models of the Climate System; 2. General Circulation of the Atmosphere and Oceans; PART II: QUATERNARY CLIMATES; 3. Reconstructing Climate of the Last 20,000 Years; 4. Modeling the Climate of the Last 20,000 Years; 5. Historical Climate Fluctuations; 6. Temporal Trends in Pleistocene Climates; 7. Time Series Analysis of Paleoclimate Records; PART III: PRE-QUATERNARY CLIMATES; 8. Mid-Cretaceous; 9. Environmental Consequences of an Asteroid Impact; 10. The Last 100 Million Years; 11. Paleozoic and Mesozoic Climates; 12. Precambrian; PART IV: SUMMARY AND SYNTHESIS; 13. Summary and Synthesis of Past Climates; 14. Paleoclimate Perspectives on a Greenhouse Warming
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349 pages, Illus, figs, maps
Admirably fills a major gap in paleoclimate reference and teaching material...The strong points of the text are a balance between observations and modeling, and a strong emphasis on the important problems being investigated in earth history. Paleoclimatology clearly transmits the importance of the subject area and the tremendous advances in the field. The book is well-written and well-illustrated. Economic Geology