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About this book
Deals mainly with physical and geochemical analytical techniques used in paleolimnology.
Preface. The Editors. Aims & Scope of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series. Editors and Board of Advisors of Developments in Paleoenvironmental. Research Book Series. Contents of Volumes 1 to 4 of the Series. Safety Considerations and Caution. Dedication. List of Contributors. 1. An introduction to physical and geochemical methods used in paleolimnology; W.M. Last, J.P. Smol. Part I: Physical Lithostratigraphy Techniques. 2. Recognition and analysis of bedding and sediment fabric features; A.E.S. Kemp, et al. 3. Image analysis techniques; T. Saarinen, G. Petterson. 4. Textural analysis of lake sediments; W.M. Last. Part II: Mineralogical and Geochemical Indicator Techniques. 5. Inorganic geochemical methods in paleolimnology; J.F. Boyle. 6. Mineralogical analysis of lake sediments; W.M. Last. 7. Fluid inclusions in paleolimnological studies of chemical sediments; T. Lowenstein, S.T. Brennan. 8. Application of mineral magnetic techniques to paleolimnology; P. Sandgren, I. Snowball. 9. Sediment organic matter; P.A. Meyers, J.L. Teranes. 10. Paleolimnological methods and applications for persistent organic pollutants; J.M. Blais, D.C.G. Muir. 11. Near-Infrared spectrometry (NITS) in paleolimnology; T. Korsman, et al. 12. Fly-ash particles; N. Rose. Part III: Stable Isotope Techniques. 13. Application of stable isotope techniques to inorganic and biogenic carbonates; E. Ito. 14. Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis of lake sediment cellulose: methods and applications; B.B. Wolfe, et al. 15. Nitrogen isotopes in palaeolimnology; M.R. Talbot. Glossary, acronyms and abbreviations. Index.
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All of the contributions are clearly and competently written by contributors who have, for the most part, many years of practical experience of what they present. I can recommend this monograph with a clear conscience for academic libraries and for the rising number of scientists who deal with lake sediment studies. (Georg Schettler, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Climate Dynamics and Sediments, Potsdam, Germany in Journal of Paleolimnology, 30:4)