The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego
Author: J. Rabassa
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2011-09-22
ISBN 10: 9780080558899
ISBN 13: 0080558895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Book Review:

Written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars, this book focuses on the uninterrupted geological and paleontological record of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary to the arrival of man and modern times. This region is an outstanding area for research, with significant interest at the international level. It provides an updated overview of the scientific work in all related fields with a strong paleoclimatic approach. Patagonia has also been a sort of a "paleoclimatic bridge" between the Antarctic Peninsula and the more northerly land masses, since the final opening of the Drake Passage in the middle Miocene. Timely and comprehensive, The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is the only monograph book written in English. * One-stop resource for paleontological information of the Late Cenozoic of Patagonia * Covers 5 million years in the uninterrupted history of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego * Comprehensive coverage of the region written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World
Author: Piotr Migon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2010-01-22
ISBN 10: 9789048130559
ISBN 13: 9048130557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World Book Review:

Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina

Late Cenozoic of Pen  nsula Vald  s  Patagonia  Argentina
Author: Pablo Bouza,Andrés Bilmes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN 10: 3319485083
ISBN 13: 9783319485089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina Book Review:

This book presents extensive and new information on the Cenozoic marine and continental systems of one of the most important World Heritage sites of Southern South America: The Península Valdés. Using an interdisciplinary approach, that includes geological, biological and archeological perspectives of more than 30 specialists, an integrated description and analysis of the Cenozoic environments of the study region is presented. The volume brings together an update of the geology, climate, geomorphology, soils, biodiversity, archeology and human impact of the Península Valdés. The scope of this book extends to any natural science researcher of the world interested on the Cenozoic history of the Península Valdés.

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology
Author: J. Ehlers,P.L. Gibbard,P.D. Hughes
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1126
Release: 2011-06-29
ISBN 10: 0444535373
ISBN 13: 9780444535375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology Book Review:

The book presents an up-to-date, detailed overview of the Quaternary glaciations all over the world, not only with regard to stratigraphy but also with regard to major glacial landforms and the extent of the respective ice sheets. The locations of key sites are included. The information is presented in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcView or ArcGIS. The accompanying text supplies the information on how the data were obtained (geomorphology, geological mapping, air photograph evaluation, satellite imagery), how the features were dated (14C, TL, relative stratigraphy) and how reliable they are supposed to be. All references to the underlying basic publications are included. Where controversial interpretations are possible e.g. in Siberia or Tibet, this is pointed out. As a result, the information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide will be much improved and supplied in a uniform digital format. The information on the glacial limits is compiled in digital form by the coordinators of the project, and is available for download at: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780444534477/ Completely updated detailed coverage of worldwide Quaternary glaciations Information in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a GIS such as ArcView or ArcGis Step-by-step guideline how to open and use ArcGis files Possibility to convert the shapefiles into GoogleEarth kmz-files Availability of chronological controls

Estuaries

Estuaries
Author: Julian R. Crane,Ashton E. Solomon
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002965403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estuaries Book Review:

Estuaries are productive ecosystems of high ecological value. They are important habitats for various species and those of highest value are protected by national and international conventions. This book highlights possible pollution impacts in a protected estuarine ecosystem, Amvrakikos Gulf, considered as one of the most important wetlands in Greece. In addition, the Changjiang (Yangtze) River is known to contribute significantly to the ecosystems of the Changjiang River estuary and adjacent waters. In this book, some long-term data of freshwater discharge, sediment load, nutrient concentrations and compositions in the river and estuary waters are presented, as well as the long-term response of the ecosystem in the estuary. Moreover, the literature on modern estuarine diatoms from Argentina is revised in order to synthesise the available ecological information and to detect possible modern analogues for Quaternary diatom assemblages. The authors also discuss negative or inverse estuaries, those where seawater is concentrated by the removal of fresh water, in the Northern Gulf of California. The challenges facing the sustainable management of temporarily open/closed estuaries (TOCEs) is addressed as well, critical in some cases because their ecological integrity, biodiversity and nursery function have already been compromised.

The Periglacial Environment

The Periglacial Environment
Author: Hugh M. French
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-05-22
ISBN 10: 111868494X
ISBN 13: 9781118684948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Periglacial Environment Book Review:

The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition, provides an authoritative overview of the worldâ??s cold, non-glacial environments. Emphasis is placed upon the North American and Eurasian polar lowlands, but examples are also drawn from Antarctica, the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, and the northern mid-latitudes. First published in 1976 and subsequently revised in 1996, the text has been the international standard for over 30 years. The Third Edition continues to be a personal interpretation of the frost-induced conditions, geomorphic processes, and landforms that typify periglacial environments. The text is divided into four parts. Part One discusses the periglacial concept and its interactions with geomorphology, geocryology and Quaternary science. It also outlines the range and variability of periglacial climates and the degree to which landscapes are in geomorphic equilibrium with prevailing periglacial conditions. Part Two describes present-day terrain that is either underlain by permafrost or experiencing intense frost action. The roles played by cryogenic weathering, ground ice, mass wasting, running water, wind action, snow and ice, and coastal processes are systematically analysed. Part Three summarizes evidence for the existence of periglacial conditions during the cold periods of the Pleistocene, with special reference to the mid-latitudes of Europe and North America. Part Four illustrates the geotechnical problems associated with human activity and resource development in periglacial environments, and discusses the potential impact of global climate change in the northern high latitudes. This excellent textbook is an invaluable resource for second and third year undergraduate students of Physical Geography, Geology, Environmental Science and Earth Science. The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition is also an informative reading for professionals, researchers and lecturers working and teaching in the field.

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum
Author: Nat Rutter,Andrea Coronato,Karin Helmens,Jorge Rabassa,Marcelo Zárate
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2012-06-30
ISBN 10: 9400743998
ISBN 13: 9789400743991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum Book Review:

Improved dating methods have increased our ability to more precisely determine the timing and durations of glaciations. Utilizing glacial and loess deposits, we have compared glaciations that occurred in North and South America in order to determine if events are synchronous or not, to explore forcing mechanisms, and to compare glaciations with cold periods of the Marine Oxygen Isotope stages and the loess/paleosol records of China. Stratigraphic sections containing a variety of glacial deposits, some with interbedded volcanics, as well as loess deposits, were used in reconstructing the glacial history. The Late Pleistocene (Brunhes Chron) Last Glacial Maximum is recognized in mountain and continental areas of North America but only in the mountains of South America. Commonly our comparisons indicate roughly synchronous glaciations on the two continents, whereas other glaciations are more elusive and difficult to compare. Although our comparisons are at low resolutions, the results suggest that Milankovitch forcing is most likely the dominant trigger for hemispheric glaciation modified by local factors.

Publications de la Direction de la Physique Du Globe

Publications de la Direction de la Physique Du Globe
Author: Canada. Earth Physics Branch
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822020668026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geophysics in the Americas

Geophysics in the Americas
Author: Pan American Institute of Geography and History. Commission on Geophysics
Publsiher: Micromedia, [197-?]
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173023303152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geology of the Andes and Its Relation to Hydrocarbon and Mineral Resources

Geology of the Andes and Its Relation to Hydrocarbon and Mineral Resources
Author: George Edward Ericksen,María Teresa Cañas Pinochet,John Adam Reinemund
Publsiher: Joseph J Vizzario
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822007913270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Current Swedish Research on Latin America

Current Swedish Research on Latin America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059172130307764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ci ncias

Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ci  ncias
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105027516892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tectonics of the Scotia Arc Antarctica

Tectonics of the Scotia Arc  Antarctica
Author: Ian W. D. Dalziel
Publsiher: Amer Geophysical Union
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822005134176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ECOL SOUTHERN CONIFERS

ECOL SOUTHERN CONIFERS
Author: Neal J. Enright,Robert S. Hill
Publsiher: Smithsonian Inst Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D008983780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECOL SOUTHERN CONIFERS Book Review:

"While pines, spruces, firs, and other conifers prominent in northern hemisphere landscapes, particularly in mountain and high-altitude environments, have been the subject of much scientific study, southern conifers have been largely overlooked, even though almost one-third of all conifers - some 200 speciesare found in the southern hemisphere and many more occur in the tropical lowland forests that straddle the equator. Some researchers have even characterized the southern conifers as relicts or living fossils, destined to be swept away by a rising tide of flowering plants." "Ecology of the Southern Conifers brings together, for the first time, information on this diverse and unique group of plants. Twenty-eight scholars from around the world examine the history and ecology of the southern conifers, and emphasize their importance in understanding the evolution and ecological dynamics of southern vegetation. Drawing together the results of research from ecosystems as varied as the South African fynbos and New Caledonian rainforests, the Argentine steppe and inland Australia, this book searches for unifying themes and seeks to relate these to modern evolutionary and ecological theory." "Ecology of the Southern Conifers demonstrates the plants' significance for understanding evolutionary and ecological processes in the southern hemisphere."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:096097930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pleistocene

The Pleistocene
Author: T. Nilsson
Publsiher: D Reidel Publishing Company
Total Pages: 651
Release: 1983-04-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822010132165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Argentine Republic Antarctic Research

Argentine Republic Antarctic Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059172135670240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Antarctic Peninsula Tierra del Fuego 100 years of Swedish Argentine scientific cooperation at the end of the world

Antarctic Peninsula   Tierra del Fuego  100 years of Swedish Argentine scientific cooperation at the end of the world
Author: Jorge Rabassa,Maria Laura Borla
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2006-11-23
ISBN 10: 9780415413794
ISBN 13: 0415413796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctic Peninsula Tierra del Fuego 100 years of Swedish Argentine scientific cooperation at the end of the world Book Review:

This symposium, held in Argentina in March 2003, commemorates Otto Nordenskjöld’s 1901 expedition, and pays tribute to the Swedish and Argentinian explorers who took on the challenge of early fieldwork in Patagonia and Antarctica. This theme is extended to include recent fieldwork in the natural sciences in the Archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic seas, and celebrates the fruitfulness of continuing Swedish-Argentinian scientific cooperation. The symposium and associated activities took place in the cities of Buenos Aires, La Plata and Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), and this book includes a selection of the most significant contributions presented at the meeting.

The Great American Biotic Interchange

The Great American Biotic Interchange
Author: Alberto Luis Cione,Germán Mariano Gasparini,Esteban Soibelzon,Leopoldo Héctor Soibelzon,Eduardo Pedro Tonni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN 10: 9401797927
ISBN 13: 9789401797924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great American Biotic Interchange Book Review:

South American ecosystems suffered one of the greatest biogeographical events, after the establishment of the Panamian land bridge, called the “Great American Biotic Interchange” (GABI). This refers to the exchange, in several phases, of land mammals between the Americas; this event started during the late Miocene with the appearance of the Holartic Procyonidae (Huayquerian Age) in South America and continues today. The major phases of mammalian dispersal occurred from the Latest Pliocene (Marplatan Age) to the Late Pleistocene (Lujanian Age). The most important and richest localities of Late Miocene-Holocene fossil vertebrates of South America are those of the Pampean region of Argentina. There are also several Late Miocene and Pliocene localities in western Argentina and Bolivia. Other important fossils have been collected in localities of Pleistocene age outside Argentina: Tarija (Bolivia), karstic caves of Lagoa Santa and the recently explored caves of Tocantins (Brasil), Talara (Perú), La Carolina (Ecuador), Muaco (Venezuela), and Cueva del Milodon (Chile), among others. The book discusses basic information for interpreting the GABI such as taxonomic composition (incorporating the latest revisions) at classical and new localities for each stage addressing climate, environments, and time boundaries for each stage. It includes the chronology and dynamics of the GABI, the integration of South American mammalian faunas through time, the Quaternary mammalian extinctions and the composition of recent mammalian fauna of the continent.

Revision of the Balanomorph Barnacles Including a Catalog of the Species

Revision of the Balanomorph Barnacles  Including a Catalog of the Species
Author: William A. Newman,Arnold Ross
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105016840717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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