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Author Murray-Wallace, Colin V., author

Title Quaternary sea-level changes : a global perspective / Colin V. Murray-Wallace and Colin D. Woodroffe
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 484 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 1. Sea-level changes: the emergence of a Quaternary perspective -- 2. The causes of Quaternary sea-level changes -- 3. Palaeo-sea-level indicators -- 4. Methods of dating Quaternary sea-level changes -- 5. Vertical displacement of shorelines -- 6. Pleistocene sea-level changes -- 7. Sea-level changes since the Last Glacial Maximum -- 8. Current and future sea-level changes
Summary "There have been significant changes in sea level over the past two million years, and a complete understanding of natural cycles of change as well as anthropogenic effects is imperative for future global development. This book reviews the history of research into these sea-level changes and summarises the methods and analytical approaches used to interpret evidence for sea-level changes. It provides an overview of changing climates during the Quaternary, examines processes responsible for global variability of sea-level records, and presents detailed reviews of sea-level changes for the Pleistocene and Holocene. The book concludes by discussing current trends in sea levels and likely future sea-level changes. This is an important and authoritative resource for academic researchers and graduate and advanced undergraduate students working in tectonics, stratigraphy, geomorphology, physical geography, environmental science and other aspects of Quaternary studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-477) and index
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (EBL platform, viewed November 12, 2014)
Subject Paleoceanography -- Holocene.
Pleistocene-Holocene boundary.
Sea level -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Woodroffe, C. D., author
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