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Pielou explains the natural history of the last 20,000 years, showing how the end of the Ice Age affected North America.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Pielou, a well-known ecologist and author of the The World of Northern Evergreens ( LJ 4/1/88), tells the story of the melting of the glacial ice, the resulting formation of features such as the Great Lakes, and the movement of plants and animals in response to these changes. This nicely written narrative weaves together information from several scientific fields, providing the reader with the big picture. A good book for the layperson, it should appeal to those who enjoyed R. Dale Guthrie's Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe (Univ. of Chicago Pr., 1990). Recommended especially for libraries in Canada and the northern United States, areas affected most by the great ice sheets.
- Joseph Hannibal, Cleveland Mu seum of Natural History
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Pielou's explanation about differences in thaw rates of permafrost during deglaciation provides profoundly important background for those in modern times who are planning... Read morePublished 21 months ago by William A Allen
Focuses on the causes of the glacial cycle and its impact. Has lots of interesting maps.Published on Dec 21 1998
I discovered this book in the library stacks and enjoyed it so much that I had to purchase my own copy. Read morePublished on June 15 1998
If you are interested in the natural history of how North America got look the way is is today, this is THEE book. Read morePublished on April 23 1998 by Rick