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The Great Ice Age documents and explains the natural climatic and palaeoecologic changes that have occurred during the past 2.6 million years, outlining the emergence and global impact of our species during this period. Exploring a wide rage of records of climate change, the authors demonstrated the interconnectivity of the components of the Earth's climate system, show how the evidence for such change is obtained, and explain some of the problems in collection and dating proxy climate data.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Climatic changes.
Glacial epoch.
Paleoecology -- Quaternary.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.