European Glacial Landscapes

Written By David Palacios
European Glacial Landscapes
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 November 2021
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
  • Pages : 300 pages
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Download or read book entitled European Glacial Landscapes by author: David Palacios which was release on 15 November 2021 and published by Elsevier with total page 300 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. European Glacial Landscapes: The Role of Glaciers in Shaping the Landscape of Europe brings together relevant experts on the history of glaciers and their impact on the landscape of the main regions of Europe. In some regions the largest recorded glaciations occurred before the Last Glacial Cycle, in one of the major glacial cycles of the Middle Pleistocene. However, the best-preserved evidence of glaciation in the landscape is from the Last Glacial Cycle (Late Pleistocene). In many areas, the European glaciers recorded their last maximum expansion from around between 29,000 to 19,000 years ago, when ice-sheets covered all the Scandinavian countries, Finland, much of the British Isles, the shores of the Baltic Sea and Central-Europe until roughly the present Rhine River. The glaciers covered also large areas of the main European mountains, such as the Urals, the Carpathians, the Alps, the Balkans, the Pyrenees, etc. Even in the southernmost mountains glaciers were present, sometimes forming substantial ice caps with cirque glaciers on relatively low mountains bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The book examines the landscapes produced by glaciers throughout Europe, from the earliest recorded glaciations to the most impressive and most obvious legacy of the Last Glacial Cycle.In addition to the geomorphological effects of glaciations, the book also examines the chronology and evolution of the past glaciers, with the aim of understanding the interrelationship between glacial expansion and climate changes on this continent. Glacial expansion and retreat occurred numerous times over the last million years, with cold periods interrupted by short warm periods, interglacials, with massive shrinkage of the glaciers. Curiously, each of glacial expansions in Europe reached limits very similar to the previous ones, erasing in part previous landforms and deposits. In fact, the glaciers of the Last Glacial Cycle erased most of the landforms left by the previous cycles, although with a few notable exceptions. The book also analyses these older glacial landforms that can sometimes still be seen in the landscape today. Together, the glacial landforms and associated deposits of Europe represent highly valuable heritage of past environmental changes and their consequences on the layout of rivers, soil characteristics, coastal, lowlands and highland landforms. This analysis serves to better understand the succession of Pleistocene glaciations and the intervening interglacial periods and to examine their possible continental synchrony or asynchrony of past glacier behaviour. The ultimate result of this analysis is to provide important new insights and information on the origin and effects of climatic and geomorphological variability across Europe. Provides a synthesis that highlights the main similarities or differences, through both space and time, during the maximum recorded expansions of Pleistocene glaciers in Europe Features research from experts in glacial geomorphology, palaeo-glaciology, palaeo-climatology and palaeo-oceanography on glacial expansion in Europe Includes access to a website with an interactive map, photos of glacial features, and geospatial data about the landscapes related to glacial expansions in Europe

European Glacial Landscapes

European Glacial Landscapes
  • Author : David Palacios,P.D. Hughes,Jose M. Garcia Ruiz
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-11-15
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : European Glacial Landscapes: The Role of Glaciers in Shaping the Landscape of Europe brings together relevant experts on the history of glaciers and their impact on the landscape of the main regions of Europe. In some regions the largest recorded glaciations occurred before the Last Glacial Cycle, in one of ...

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Neanderthals and Modern Humans in the European Landscape During the Last Glaciation
  • Author : Leslie Aiello
  • Publisher : McDonald Inst of Archeological
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : What role did Ice Age climate play in the demise of the Neanderthals, and why was it that modern humans alone survived? For the past seven years a team of international experts from a wide range of disciplines have worked together to provide a detailed study of the world occupied ...

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Revealing Lateglacial Landscapes
  • Author : Nick Barton
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2003-04
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : As the ice retreated from Northern Europe towards the end of the last Glacial period, humans started to move north and recolonise the landscape. While popular myth paints a picture of harsh conditions with small groups of ‘cavemen’ living a difficult and marginal existence, it is now being understood that ...

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  • Author : Nicholas C. Flemming,Jan Harff,Delminda Moura,Anthony Burgess,Geoffrey N. Bailey
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-05-03
  • Total pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : 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 ...

The Rural Landscapes of Europe

The Rural Landscapes of Europe
  • Author : Urban Emanuelsson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Read online The Rural Landscapes of Europe written by Urban Emanuelsson, published by which was released on 2009. Download full The Rural Landscapes of Europe Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Development of European Landscapes

Development of European Landscapes
  • Author : Ülo Mander,Anu Printsmann,Hannes Palang,Tartu Ülikool. Geograafia Instituut,Stockholms universitet. Naturgeografiska institutionen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 804
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Read online Development of European Landscapes written by Ülo Mander,Anu Printsmann,Hannes Palang,Tartu Ülikool. Geograafia Instituut,Stockholms universitet. Naturgeografiska institutionen, published by which was released on 2001. Download full Development of European Landscapes Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : John Menzies,Jaap van der Meer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Total pages : 858
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Past Glacial Environments, Second Edition, presents a revised and updated version of the very successful first edition of Menzies’ book, covering a breadth of topics with a focus on the recognition and analysis of former glacial environments, including the pre-Quaternary glaciations. The book is made up of chapters written by ...

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The Opening of a New Landscape
  • Author : W. Tad Pfeffer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-05-03
  • Total pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. This book, beautifully illustrated with dozens of extraordinary photographs, not only tells the history of the expeditions to explore the Columbia Glacier, but also shows how warming over the last century in combination with internal physics of ...

The Late Glacial in North west Europe

The Late Glacial in North west Europe
  • Author : Nicholas Barton,Alison J. Roberts,Derek Arthur Roe,Council for British Archaeology
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 279
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Read online The Late Glacial in North west Europe written by Nicholas Barton,Alison J. Roberts,Derek Arthur Roe,Council for British Archaeology, published by which was released on 1991. Download full The Late Glacial in North west Europe Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Desolate Landscapes

Desolate Landscapes
  • Author : John F. Hoffecker
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : The burning question, of course, is why a creature that originated in cozy tropical Africa would go live in a cold and dry place, especially at its coldest and driest, between 300,000 and 12,000 years ago. Alas, no pioneer journals survive, at least translated into a modern European language; and Hoffecker (U. ...

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Nature in Northern Europe
  • Author : Eeva-Liisa Hallanaro,Marja Pylvänäinen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 350
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Boken gir en detaljert oversikt over naturen i Nord-Europa, og tar for seg dyreliv fra Island til Nordvest-Russland, og fra Danmark til Svalbard. Boken setter søkelys på regionens vide spekter av planter og dyr, og hvor de hører hjemme. Man ser også på hvilke betingelser som i årenes ...

Glacial Deposits in Northeast Europe

Glacial Deposits in Northeast Europe
  • Author : J. Ehlers,Ph.L. Gibbard,S. Kozarski,J. Rose
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-27
  • Total pages : 636
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Until now no overview of the Quaternary deposits of northeastern Europe has been available. This book fills the gap. It presents the state of research on Quaternary stratigraphy and geology, with emphasis on glacial deposits, discusses the general scientific ideas and gives an overview of the methods of investigation, some ...

Analysis of Landforms

Analysis of Landforms
  • Author : C. R. Twidale
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Total pages : 572
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Read online Analysis of Landforms written by C. R. Twidale, published by John Wiley & Sons which was released on 1976. Download full Analysis of Landforms Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology
  • Author : J. Ehlers,P.L. Gibbard
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-06-08
  • Total pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : 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 ...

Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria Pirin Mountains

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  • Author : Karsten Grunewald,Jörg Scheithauer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-11
  • Total pages : 161
  • ISBN : 9780128234983
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Summary : Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria aims to address some of the current limitations in our understanding of past Balkan climate and environment. High mountains and their ecosystems offer an outstanding opportunity for studies on the impact of climate change. The Balkan Mountains in Southeast Europe, situated at ...