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Island Britain: A Quaternary perspective

Product Code: SP096
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by R.C. Preece
Publication Date: 24 August 1995
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Special Publication 96.

It is generally believed that Britain last became separated from mainland Europe about 8500 years ago, although earlier stages of the Quaternary are also considered in this book. The evidence for insularity, or otherwise, of both Britain and Ireland is based on a wide range of data, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of Quaternary research. 

This volume provides up-to-date reviews of this evidence: physical or geological, and palaeontological data, as well as marine and non-marine organisms, are examined. Also evaluated are the possible biological repercussions of insularity: the fauna and flora of Britain and Ireland are certainly impoverished when compared with neighbouring mainland European countries - see, for example, the spectacular ecological and evolutionary consequences on the red deer populations of Jersey. 



 

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-40-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-40-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 280
Weight: 0.72 kg

Contents

PREECE, R. C. Introduction. Island Britain: a Quaternary perspective • FUNNELL, B. M. Global sea-level and the (pen-)insularity of late Cenozoic Britain GIBBARD, P. L. The formation of the Strait of Dover • BRIDGLAND, D. R. & D'OLIER, B. The Pleistocene evolution of the Thames and Rhine drainage systems in the southern North Sea Basin • BELLAMY, A. G. Extension of the British landmass: evidence from shelf sediment bodies in the English Channel • KEEN, D. H. Raised beaches and sea-levels in the English Channel in the Middle and Late Pleistocene: problems of interpretation and implications for the isolation of the British Isles • SCOURSE, J. D. & AUSTIN, R. M. Palaeotidal modelling of continental shelves: marine implications of a land-bridge in the Strait of Dover during the Holocene and Middle Pleistocene • MEIJER, T. & PREECE, R. C. Malacological evidence relating to the insularity of the British Isles during the Quaternary • STUART, A. J. Insularity and Quaternary vertebrate faunas in Britain and Ireland • SUTCLIFFE, A. J. Insularity of the British Isles 250000-30000 years ago: the mammalian, including human, evidence • TURNER, A. Evidence for Pleistocene contact between the British Isles and the European continent based on distributions of larger carnivores • LISTER, A. M. Sea-levels and the evolution of island endemics: the dwarf red deer of Jersey • BENNETT, K. D. Insularity and the Quaternary tree and shrub flora of the British Isles • DEVOY, R. J. N. Deglaciation, Earth crustal behaviour and sea-level changes in the determination of insularity: a perspective from Ireland • WINGFIELD, R. T. R. A model of sea-levels in the Irish and Celtic seas during the end-Pleistocene to Holocene transition • COXON, P. & W ALDREN, S. The floristic record of Ireland's Pleistocene temperate stages • Index   

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