After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

Framsida
University of Chicago Press, 15 apr. 2008 - 376 sidor
The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today.

"One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."—Ottowa Journal

"A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time."—S. David Webb,Science
 

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Ever wonder how the forests spread after the glaciers melted? What was here then and what came after? The scattered refugiums that were the home of the relict populations of hardwoods and creatures…It happened over and over. This is a book that is a key. The doors it opens are wondrous… Läs hela recensionen

After the Ice Age: the return of life to glaciated North America

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Pielou, a well-known ecologist and author of the The World of Northern Evergreens ( LJ 4/1/88), tells the story of the melting of the glacial ice, the resulting formation of features such as the Great ... Läs hela recensionen

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PART TWO THE TIME OF MAXIMUM ICE
105
PART TIHREE THE MELTING OF THE ICE
165
PART FOUR THE PLEISTOCENE HOLOCENE TRANSITION
225
PART FIVE OUR PRESENT EPOCH THE HOLOCENE
267
Epilogue
311
Appendix 1 Names of Species English and Latin
313
Appendix 2 Names of Species Latin and English
323
Notes
333
Index
357
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