Glacial Geology and Geomorphology: The Landscapes of Ireland
- 20 Dec 2007
- Dunedin Academic Press
- 288 pages - 200 x 260 x 20mm
Marshall McCabe provides a current and comprehensive history of the regional geological, geomorphological and geochronological evidence used in ice sheet reconstruction. Critically the book documents the dynamic interactions between ice, atmosphere and sea-levels during the last major glacial cycle. As a detailed study of the Quaternary geology and evidence from a specific locale it provides analogous data to be applied in other glacial and post-glacial landscapes around the world. It is also crucial to our understanding of the relationships between ice, oceans and atmosphere as scientists debate the impact of global warming.
‘…a landmark contribution to glacial geology' McCabe provides an unparalleled description of Ireland’s glacial geology. In this holistic approach, one learns a great deal about how to reconstruct an ice-sheet’s history that can and should be applied elsewhere. This book is a tour-de-force and will become a benchmark of how to do glacial geology for years to come.’ Quaternary Science Reviews