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

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ISBN13: 9780226668123
ISBN10: 0226668126
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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."and#8212;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."and#8212;S. David Webb,Science

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The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Anarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today". . . . offers a chance to travel through 20,000 years of environmental change from varied perspectives".--Robert T. Lackey, Bioscience. Photographs.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-355) and index.

Table of Contents

Part One: Preliminaries

1. The Physical Setting

The Changing Climate of the Last 20,000 Years

The Dating Method

The Ice Sheets

Ice and Sea

Ice and Fresh Water

Ice and Atmosphere

Ice-free Land: Refugia and Nunataks

2. The Fossil Evidence

Fossils

Microfossils

Pollen

Sediment Cores and Pollen Diagrams

Dating: The Radiocarbon Method

Dating by Volcanic Ash Layers

3. Interpreting the Evidence

Some of the Problems

Interpreting Pollen Diagrams

Interpreting Geographical Range Maps: Animals

Interpreting Geographical Range Maps: Plants

4. The Migration of Vegetation

Shifting Zones of Vegetation

The Starting Conditions

Conditions in the Newly Deglaciated Land

The Invasion by Plants

The Renewal of Vegetation

Ecological Inertia

Photoperiodism

Part Two: The Time of Maximum Ice

5. Eighteen Thousand Years Ago: Life South of the Ice

Large Mammals and Their Environments South of the Ice Sheets

Human Life South of the Ice

Plants South of the Ice Sheets

6. The Coasts

North America as an Extension of Asia

The South Coast of Beringia

The Western Edge of the Ice

The East Coast Plains and Islands

The East Coast Refugia

7. Beringia and the Ice-free Corridor

Beringia and Its Big Game

Human Life in Beringia

The Ice-free Corridor

Refugia Near the Ice-free Corridor

Part Three: The Melting of the Ice

8. The Ice Begins to Melt

South of the Ice: Tundra

South of the Ice: Forest Parkland and Muskeg

Stagnant Ice

Superglacial and Ice-walled Lakes and Their Ecology

9. The Great Proglacial Lakes

Glacial Lakes Missoula and Columbia

Migration from Bergingia

Glacial Lakes Agassiz and McConnell

The Precursors of the Great Lakes and Glacial Lake Ojibway

10. The Rising Sea

The Sundering of Beringia

The Atlantic Shore

The Atlantic Coastlands

The champlain Sea

The Tyrell Sea

Part Four: The Pleistocene/Holocene Transition

11. The End of an Epoch

The End of the Pleistocene

The Changing Forest

The Prairie Grasslands

Transition in the West: The Interior

Transition in the West: The Coast

Beringia at the Turn of the Epoch

12. The Great Wave of Extinctions

Extinction Waves: When, Where, and What

The Prehistoric Overkill Hypothesis

The Arguments against Overkill

Changing Environment Theories

Extinct Birds

Part Five: Our Present Epoch, The Holocene

13. The Great Warmth

Some Northward Shifts of Northern Limits

The Hypsithermal at Sea

The Hypsithermal in the Mountains

Refugia from the Drought

Human Life in the Hypsithermal

14. The Neoglaciation

The Spread of Muskeg

Increased Rain in the Prairies

The Shifting Ranges of Forest Tree Species

The Neoglacial and the Northern Treeline

Refugia Reestablished

Respites in the Neoglaciation

The Little Ice Age

Epilogue

Appendix 1: Names of Species: English and Latin

Appendix 2: Names of Species: Latin and English

Notes

Index

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Some of the positive things I noticed about this book were that it was very well organized and clearly laid out. Even when looking at the table of contents, it was very easy to find the location of a more specific topic in any of the five sections. In addition, Pielou effectively uses pictures to aid the reader’s understanding of the material. However, on occasion I found myself spending a significant amount of time flipping through pages to find the figures she mentioned. However, this was only a minor concern, and overall it was a very good read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226668123
Author:
Pielou, E. C.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Conservation
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Paleoecology
Subject:
Glacial epoch
Subject:
Paleobiogeography.
Subject:
Paleoecology -- North America.
Subject:
Paleobiogeography -- North America.
Subject:
Palâeontologie
Subject:
Palâeoâecologie
Subject:
âEpoque glaciaire
Subject:
Palâeobiogâeographie
Subject:
Glacial epoch -- North America.
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Edition Number:
Paperback ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
9315
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
259 line drawings, maps, and diagrams
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

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