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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. Global in its coverage, scientific and theoretical in its approach, the books bring together an international set of respected editors and contributors to provide an exciting, timely addition to the literature on climate change.

Environmental Change in the Temperate Forested Regions
Environmental change in the temperate forested regions
MattMcGlone, JamieWood and Patrick J.Bartlein
1 Introduction

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the resolution, quality and diversity of environmental records from the Quaternary and even more spectacular improvements in databases of global or regional reach, analysis and display of results. Scientific institutes and researchers are concentrated in the temperate latitudes and, as a result, both theoretical and practical ecology – including palaeoecology – is largely focused on the temperate zone. While this should be a major advantage for this review, it presents problems in assimilating and choosing from the superabundance of material, the range of scales at which it is presented and analysed, and the issues it tackles. Concepts derived from ...

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