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Presents an up-to-date account of the rich variety of uses of magnetic measurements in the environmental geosciences.
Preface Raymond S. Bradley and Friedrich Heller; 1. Introduction B. A. Maher, M. W. Hounslow and R. Thompson; 2. The North Atlantic as a Quaternary magnetic archive J. S. Stoner and J. T. Andrews; 3. Palaeomonsoons I: the magnetic record of palaeoclimate in the terrestrial loess and palaeosol sequences B. A. Maher and R. Thompson; 4. Palaeomonsoons II: magnetic records of aeolian dust in Quaternary sediments of the Indian Ocean B. A. Maher and M. W. Hounslow; 5. Bacterial magnetite and the Quarternary climate record P. Hesse and J. F. Stolz; 6. Incidence and significance of magnetic iron sulphides in Quaternary sediments and soils I. Snowball and M. Torii; 7. Holocene environmental change from magnetic proxies in lake sediments J. Dearing; 8. Magnetic monitoring of air, land and water pollution E. Petrovsky and B. B. Ellwood; 9. Environmental factors affecting geomagnetic field palaeointensity estimates from sediments S. P. Lund and M. Schwartz; 10. Magnetic cyclostratigraphy: high resolution dating in and beyond the Quaternary and analysis of periodic changes in diagenesis and sedimentary magnetism C. G. Langereis and M. J. Dekkers; Index.
'[The editors] have done an excellent job of marshalling contributors to provide well-written, interesting and detailed accounts of their respective areas of expertise ! a highly significant and up-to-date summary of environmental magnetism and will be a useful (?compulsory) resource for graduate students and practitioners.' Stephen Stokes, The Holocene 'I highly recommend this well-written and organized book to anyone interested in the latest tools for understanding climatic change.' Donald R. Prothero, PRISCUM