The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change is an extensive survey of the interdisciplinary science of environmental change that examines the historic importance and future development of the field over two volumes. With over 40 chapters, the books situate key arguments and debates by examining a retrospective audit of the discipline, its changing nature and diversity of approaches, key theoretical paradigms, its resonances between sub-fields and other disciplines, and its relationships to theory, research and practice.

Reconstructing and Inferring Past Environmental Change

Reconstructing and inferring past environmental change
Frank M.Chambers

1 Introduction

In the biophysical environment, natural, irreversible changes take place over a wide range of timescales, from the almost instantaneous slide of an avalanche or of a mudflow, the crash of a tsunami on a shoreline, or the ...

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