Praise for the first edition:
"An indispensable work of reference for scientists and students alike."
Quarternary Science Reviews
"There can be little doubt that overall this book is a great success in the way the information is assimilated, explained and placed in a global context."
Journal of Quarternary Science
"A book which ought to be read as a primer by anyone with a critical interest in the field."
Earth Surface Processes and :Landforms
"Unrivaled in the sophistication with which it examines a wide range of methods."
K.W. Butzer, Journal of Archeological Science
"A resounding success... indispensable reading for anyone involved in paleoclimatic reconstruction or paleoclimatic modeling."
L.D.D. Harvey, University of Toronto In the fourteen years since the highly successful first edition of Paleoclimatology was published, there have been many advances in the principles and methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction, dating, and paleoclimate modeling. The Second Edition has been extensively rewritten and updated to reflect these advances.
Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quarternary is the only book that:
• Covers all the important methods of dating
• Addresses all the important methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction
• Reviews the use of models in paleoclimatology
• Contains an extensive and up-to-date bibliography of over 1,700 references
• Is abundantly illustrated with comprehensive figure captions
About the author
Ray Bradley is Professor and Head of the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has authored/edited five books and published more than 100 articles on climatology and climate change over a wide range of time scales.
It projects an authoritative viewpoint throughout and is clearly the work of someone with a remarkable grasp of what is a large and complex subject.