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Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research

Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia

Loess, Monsoon and Monsoon-arid Environment Evolution

Editors: An, Zhisheng (Ed.)

  • Presents an integral framework for understanding natural environmental change and partly human-induced effects in China
  • Will help guide policies and countermeasures designed to support sustainable development on the Chinese Loess Plateau and the arid west
  • Features comprehensive and updated materials such as bio-geological evidence on mammal fossils and human evolution to illustrate the onset and evolution process of monsoon-arid environments
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About this book

This book is the first of its kind on environmental change research devoted to monsoon-arid environment evolution history and its mechanism involved. Capturing the most prominent features of Asian climate and environmental changes, it gives a comprehensive review of the Asian Monsoon records providing evidence for spatial and temporal climatic and environmental changes across the Asian continent since the Late Cenozoic. The dynamics underlying these changes are explored based on various bio-geological records and in particular based on the evidence of loess, speleothems as well as on mammal fossils. The Asian monsoon-arid climate system which quantifies the controlling mechanisms of climate change and the way it operates in different time scales is described. Attempts to differentiate between natural change and human-induced effects, which will help guide policies and countermeasures designed to support sustainable development on the Chinese Loess Plateau and the arid west.

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“For those interested in the Asian monsoon region, this will be essential reading, and indeed, it provides an important resource for the palaeoclimate community as a whole. … this is an invaluable resource for palaeoclimatologists, with more than 90 pages of references. … the book provides an up-to-date summary of research in China and adjacent regions and demonstrates the significance of changes in that region for the broader earth system.” (Raymond S. Bradley, The Holocene, Vol. 25 (2), 2015)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    An, Zhisheng (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Chinese Loess and the East Asian Monsoon

    An, Zhisheng (et al.)

    Pages 23-143

  • Asian Monsoon Variability Recorded in Other Archives

    Cai, Yanjun (et al.)

    Pages 145-337

  • Asian Dust, Eolian Iron and Black Carbon—Connections to Climate Changes

    Zhang, Xiaoye (et al.)

    Pages 339-433

  • Mammalian Evolution in Asia Linked to Climate Changes

    Li, Yongxiang (et al.)

    Pages 435-490

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7817-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7816-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0269-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. October 21, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Late Cenozoic Climate Change in Asia
Book Subtitle
Loess, Monsoon and Monsoon-arid Environment Evolution
Editors
  • Zhisheng An
Series Title
Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7817-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7817-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7816-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0269-8
Series ISSN
1571-5299
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 587
Number of Illustrations and Tables
87 b/w illustrations, 146 illustrations in colour
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