Paleolimnology: The History and Evolution of Lake Systems

Synopsis

This text, written by a leading researcher in the field, describes the origin and formation of lakes in order to give context to the question of how lacustrine deposits form. It explains the process of sedimentation in lakes and the chemistry of those deposits and describes how the age of lakedeposits are determined. Additionally, this book shows how different groups of fossils are used in interpreting the paleontological record of lakes. In order to illustrate the more synthetic approaches to interpreting the history of lakes, the author also discusses such special topics as lake-levelhistory, lake evolution, and the impact of environmental change on lakes.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003
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