News & Events

January 10th, 2009

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments published

Lesleigh Anderson, John Andrews, Tom Marchitto, Giff Miller, and Daniel Muhs are among the contributors to an exceptional new resource, edited by Vivien Gornitz. The Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, a companion volume to the recently-published Encyclopedia of World Climatology, provides the reader with an entry point to the rapidly expanding field of paleoclimatology--the study of climates of the past. Highly interdisciplinary in nature, paleoclimatology integrates information from a broad array of disciplines in the geosciences, ranging through stratigraphy, geomorphology, glaciology, paleoecology, paleobotany, geochemistry, geophysics, and other fields. The encyclopedia offers 230 informative articles written by over 200 well-known international experts on numerous subjects, ranging from classical geological evidence to the latest research. The volume is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings, black-white and color photographs. The articles are targeted for faculty, students and professionals in any aspect of climate research.