Natural Environmental Change: The Last 3 Million Years

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Index

a
acidity 56-7
Adhémar, Joseph 6
aeolian sediments 82-4
aerosols, acidic 57
Africa, low latitudes of 148-50
age estimation 16 , 80 , 81 , 85-6 , 90 , 167
agriculture 102 , 165
Alaska 115 , 117 , 119
alerce, used for dating 93
algae 20 , 40 , 58 , 76 , 132
alkenones 37 , 42-3 , 172
Alps 4 , 5 , 124 , 125 , 128
aluminium in ice cores 55 , 161
Amazonia 47 , 155-7
Amerasian basin 107-9
Americas, low latitudes of 155-9
Andes 47 , 137 , 139 , 157-8
angiosperms 24 , 159 , 172
Anglian glaciation 27 , 67 , 74 , 82
Antarctic zone 51 , 106 , 120-1
anthropogenic change 2 , 77 , 79 , 102 , 159 , 164
Archaean aeon 17 , 22
archaeology 44 , 93 , 100 , 103
Arctic zone 106-19
Argentina 139-40
art, as evidence for climate change 90 , 100-1
ash, from volcanoes 58 , 59 , 142
Asia, low latitudes of 150-4
Asia, middle latitudes of 133
astronomical theory 7 , 29-30 , 60 , 165 , 169
Atherton Tableland, Australia 159 , 160
atmosphere, composition of 1 , 18-21 , 23 , 28 , 51-2 , 54 , 165
Aurora Cave, New Zealand 85
Australia 71 , 72 , 142-4 , 159-61
autotrophs 10 , 42

b
Baoji loess deposit 83
barium in ocean sediments 46
Barkham soil 82
Barton County, Kansas, USA 134 , 136
beech 71 , 91 , 113 , 120 , 140
beetles 6 , 37 , 112 , 130
benthic organisms 38 , 172
beryllium 56
biodiversity 19 , 156
biogenic material 34 , 172
biogeochemical cycles 1 , 11 , 15 , 20 , 172
biogeography 39 , 44 , 172
biosphere 1 , 9 , 15 , 18
biostratigraphy 24
biota of the Earth 1 , 11 , 15 , 22 , 23 , 172
birch 70 , 74 , 76 , 78 , 113 , 114
bird populations 160
Blytt, work with Sernander 6
Britain:
glacial environment of 67 , 129-30 ;
lakes in 74 , 76 ;
palaeoecology of 77-80
Brückner, Edward 3 , 5 , 125 , 128
Buckland, William 6
Burundi 80 , 149

c
cadmium in ocean sediments 46
calcium carbonate 21 , 38 , 42 , 84-5
calcium in ocean sediments 46
Cambrian period 19 , 20
Canada 76 , 115 , 117 , 118 , 137
Cango Caves, South Africa 141
Cape Collinson interglacial 117
carbon:
biogeochemical cycle of 1 , 11 , 54 , 55 , 165 ;
burial of 20 ;
isotopes of 7 , 25 , 80-1 , 91 , 151 , 167
carbon dioxide 18 , 20-1 , 40 , 54 , 61 , 169
carbonate deposits 35 , 84-5 , 107
Carboniferous period 20 , 23
catastrophism 3 , 4 , 172
caves:
calcium carbonate in 84-5 , 141 , 143 , 175 ;
paintings in 100

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