Download Free The Quaternary History of Scandinavia PDF by Joakim Donner Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2005-08-22 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text describes how the repeated glaciation of northern continental Europe affected Scandinavia and its surrounding areas.
Author : Ernst Antevs
Release Date : 1929
Pages : 1 pages
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Download Free Late Quaternary History of Scandinavia and Central Europe PDF by Ernst Antevs Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1929 with total page 1 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free The Cambridge History of Scandinavia PDF by Knut Helle Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-09-04 with total page 892 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive and comparative study of the prehistory and medieval history of Scandinavia.
Download Free Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology PDF by J. Ehlers Full Book and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2004-06-08 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial workers, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated are included. For major parts of Europe also the extent of the maximum Eemian transgression has been indicated. The digital maps in this volume cover all of Europe and parts of northwestern Siberia. Both overview maps and more detailed maps are provided.
Author : John A. Van Couvering
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2004-12-16
ISBN : 9780521617024
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Free The Pleistocene Boundary and the Beginning of the Quaternary PDF by John A. Van Couvering Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-12-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book documents the agreed geological reference point for the Pleistocene boundary, and its worldwide correlation.
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Author : Nicholas C. Flemming
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2017-04-26
ISBN : 1118927508
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Download Free Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf PDF by Nicholas C. Flemming Full Book and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-04-26 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quaternary Paleoenvironments examines the drowned landscapes exposed as extensive and attractive territory for prehistoric human settlement during the Ice Ages of the Pleistocene, when sea levels dropped to 120m-135m below their current levels. This volume provides an overview of the geological, geomorphological, climatic and sea-level history of the European continental shelf as a whole, as well as a series of detailed regional reviews for each of the major sea basins. The nature and variable attractions of the landscapes and resources available for human exploitation are examined, as are the conditions under which archaeological sites and landscape features are likely to have been preserved, destroyed or buried by sediment during sea-level rise. The authors also discuss the extent to which we can predict where to look for drowned landscapes with the greatest chance of success, with frequent reference to examples of preserved prehistoric sites in different submerged environments. Quaternary Paleoenvironments will be of interest to archaeologists, geologists, marine scientists, palaeoanthropologists, cultural heritage managers, geographers, and all those with an interest in the drowned landscapes of the continental shelf.
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Author : J. E. Whittaker
Publisher : Geological Society of London
Release Date : 2010
ISBN : 9781862393059
Pages : 298 pages
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