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Book Reviews Environmental Change in Iceland: Past an d Present and deglaciation events. These are straightforward Glaciology and Quaternary Geology, volume 7. reports and should be of interest to a wider audience Judith K. Maizels and Chris Caseldine, Eds. 332 pp. than glacial geologists. The conclusion that the Younger $118.00. hardbound. Kluwer. ISBN 0-7923-1209-0. Dryas glaciation was more extensive in Iceland than previously thought is particularly relevant to workers in Environmental Change in Iceland not only chal- the North Atlantic. The chapter by Hansom and Briggs lenges traditional interpretations of the glacial and on sea level changes provides an interesting synthe- post-glacial environmental history of Iceland, it offers sis of new data to arrive at some strong arguments for exciting and coherent alternatives to the established a more geographically determined deglaciation and viewpoint. The collection's good organizational quality sea level history than previously thought. The only ensures its use as a solid introduction to current drawback to this chapter is the poor quality of the knowledge and research in the late Quaternary glacial figures. Using seismic profiles and radiocarbon dat- and archaeological history of Iceland. Several gaps ing, Thors and Helgadottir develop the thesis that the exist, however, which the editors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-73.7.1047
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Environmental Change in Iceland: Past an d Present and deglaciation events. These are straightforward Glaciology and Quaternary Geology, volume 7. reports and should be of interest to a wider audience Judith K. Maizels and Chris Caseldine, Eds. 332 pp. than glacial geologists. The conclusion that the Younger $118.00. hardbound. Kluwer. ISBN 0-7923-1209-0. Dryas glaciation was more extensive in Iceland than previously thought is particularly relevant to workers in Environmental Change in Iceland not only chal- the North Atlantic. The chapter by Hansom and Briggs lenges traditional interpretations of the glacial and on sea level changes provides an interesting synthe- post-glacial environmental history of Iceland, it offers sis of new data to arrive at some strong arguments for exciting and coherent alternatives to the established a more geographically determined deglaciation and viewpoint. The collection's good organizational quality sea level history than previously thought. The only ensures its use as a solid introduction to current drawback to this chapter is the poor quality of the knowledge and research in the late Quaternary glacial figures. Using seismic profiles and radiocarbon dat- and archaeological history of Iceland. Several gaps ing, Thors and Helgadottir develop the thesis that the exist, however, which the editors

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jul 1, 1992

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