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Tracking Environmental Change Using Lake Sediments Physical and Geochemical Methods

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ISBN-10: 1402006284

ISBN-13: 9781402006289

Edition: 2001

Authors: William M. Last, John P. Smol

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This second volume in the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research series deals mainly with physical and geochemical analytical techniques used in paleolimnology. Other volumes deal with the acquisition and archiving of cores, chronological techniques, and large-scale basin analysis methods (Volume 1), biological techniques (Volumes 3 & 4), and statistical and data handling methods (Volume 5). These monographs provide sufficient detail and breadth to be useful handbooks for both seasoned practitioners as well as newcomers to the area of paleolimnology. Although the chapters in these volumes target mainly lacustrine settings, many of the techniques described can also be readily applied to…    
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Book details

List price: $159.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 6/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

William M. Last is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Manitoba (Canada) and is co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology.John P. Smol is a professor in the Biology Department at Queen's University (Canada), with a cross-appointment at the School of Environmental Studies. He co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL). Professor Smol is co-editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology and holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change.

John P. Smol FRSC is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with a cross-appointment at the School of Environmental Studies. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Environmental Reviews and is the founding editor of the Journal of Paleolimnology, which he edited from 1987 to 2

Preface
The Editors
Aims & Scope of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series
Editors and Board of Advisors of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series
Contents of Volumes 1 to 4 of the Series
Safety Considerations and Caution
List of Contributors
An introduction to physical and geochemical methods used in paleolimnology
Recognition and analysis of bedding and sediment fabric features
Image analysis techniques
Textural analysis of lake sediments
Inorganic geochemical methods in paleolimnology
Mineralogical analysis of lake sediments
Fluid inclusions in paleolimnological studies of chemical sediments
Application of mineral magnetic techniques to paleolimnology
Sediment organic matter
Paleolimnological methods and applications for persistent organic pollutants
Near-Infrared spectrometry (NIRS) in paleolimnology
Fly-ash particles
Application of stable isotope techniques to inorganic and biogenic carbonates
Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis of lake sediment cellulose: methods and applications
Nitrogen isotopes in palaeolimnology
Glossary, acronyms and abbreviations
Index