Climate Modes of the Phanerozoic. L. A. Frakes, The book is structured around this warm mode/cool J. E. Francis, and J. I. Syktus. 1992. 274 pp. $74.95. mode theme. The introduction defines the two types of Hardbound. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0- modes and outlines the strategy for what follows. Most 521-36627-5. of the book is a blow-by-blow description of each of the warm and cool modes, from the most distant (Cam- Frakes, Francis, and Syktus attempt to provide a brian) to the most recent (Pleistocene). Emphasized synthesis of past earth climates during the Phanero- are descriptions and global coverage of the geologic indicators that were used to infer the respective zoic (last 570 million years). Numerous books and paleoclimates. The farther one goes into the past, the articles have described all or portions of these past more sparse and uncertain of interpretation the geo- climates (including a famous 1979 book, Climates logic data become. This means that the chapters Throughout Geologic Time, by the senior author become successively longer, with chapters 2-5 , which here). The unique feature of this new book is an describe Paleozoic climate, being quite short, while attempt not just to categorize the Phanerozoic
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