From Process to Past EnvironmentseBook - 2012
Speleothems (mineral deposits that formed in caves) are currentlygiving us some of the most exciting insights into environments andclimates during the Pleistocene ice ages and the subsequentHolocene rise of civilizations. The book applies system science toQuaternary environments in a new and rigorous way and givesholistic explanations the relations between the properties ofspeleothems and the climatic and cave setting in which they arefound. It is designed as the ideal companion to someoneembarking on speleothem research and, since the underlying scienceis very broad, it will also be invaluable to a wide variety ofothers. Students and professional scientists interested incarbonate rocks, karst hydrogeology, climatology, aqueousgeochemistry, carbonate geochemistry and the calibration ofclimatic proxies will find up-to-date reviews of these topicshere. The book will also be valuable to Quaternary scientistswho, up to now, have lacked a thorough overview of these importantarchives.
Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/fairchild/speleothem.
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 432 pages, 16 unnumbered pages) : illustrations