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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date August 25, 2013
Pages 306
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691145556
ISBN-10 0691145555
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.72 lbs.
Original list price $27.95
Other format details university press
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Earth's climate has undergone dramatic changes over the geologic timescale. At one extreme, Earth has been glaciated from the poles to the equator for periods that may have lasted millions of years. At another, temperatures were once so warm that the Canadian Arctic was heavily forested and large dinosaurs lived on Antarctica. Paleoclimatology is the study of such changes and their causes. Studying Earth's long-term climate history gives scientists vital clues about anthropogenic global warming and how climate is affected by human endeavor.


In this book, Michael Bender, an internationally recognized authority on paleoclimate, provides a concise, comprehensive, and sophisticated introduction to the subject. After briefly describing the major periods in Earth history to provide geologic context, he discusses controls on climate and how the record of past climate is determined. The heart of the book then proceeds chronologically, introducing the history of climate changes over millions of years--its patterns and major transitions, and why average global temperature has varied so much. The book ends with a discussion of the Holocene (the past 10,000 years) and by putting manmade climate change in the context of paleoclimate.


The most up-to-date overview on the subject, Paleoclimate provides an ideal introduction to undergraduates, nonspecialist scientists, and general readers with a scientific background.



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from Princeton Univ Pr (August 25, 2013)
9780691145549 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.92 lbs | List price $80.00
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from Princeton Univ Pr (August 25, 2013)
9780691145556 | details & prices | 306 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Earth's climate has undergone dramatic changes over the geologic timescale.

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