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xi, 227 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Louis Scott Tribute Runge, J. & Seaman, M.T. Geomorphology and Quaternary environmental change-- the case of central South Africa Holmes, P. Dry Lakes or Pans of the western Free State, South Africa: Environmental History and possible Human Impact at Deelpan Butzer, K.W. & Oswald, J.F Homo habilis and Australopithecus africanus, in the context of a chronospecies and climatic chang Thackeray, J.F. The Fauresmith and Archaeological Systematics Chazan, S. A reconstruction of the skull of Megalotragus priscus (Broom, 1909), based on a find from the Erfkroon fossil site, Free State Province, South Africa, with notes on the chronology and biogeography of the species Brink, J.S. Ostrich eggshell as a source of palaeoenvironmental information for the arid interior of South Africa Ecker, M., Botha-Brink, J., Lee-Thorp, J.A. & Horwitz, L.K. Baden-Baden: A fossil spring site in the western Free State, South Africa van Aardt, A.C., Bousman, C.B., Brink, J.S., Brook, G.A., Jacobs, Z., du Preez, P.J. & Scott, L. Charcoal from pre-Holocene Stratum 5, Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa Bamford, M. Rediscovering the intriguing patrimonies depicted in rock shelters of Iringa, Tanzania Peter, M.I. The effects of global warming on the rock art in the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, South Africa Nhundu, A. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation through Agro forestry systems in Wolaita Zone, Southern Highland of Ethiopia Hailesilassie, W.T.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138027046 20160619
This book is volume 33 of the yearbook series 'Palaeoecology of Africa' presenting the outcome of a 'tribute conference' to the internationally recognized South African researcher and palynologist Professor Louis Scott. He has recently retired, but is continuing his active research career. The conference proceedings and articles published here highlight and celebrate Prof. Scott's contribution to palaeoscience and to the natural sciences in general. The conference was organized in July 2014 by the National Museum, Bloemfontein and the University of the Free State, South Africa, and focused on both past and present environments, ecosystems and climates of the arid regions of southern Africa, an area that serves as major focus of Prof. Scott's research. Louis Scott's research interests include stratigraphic palynology, long-term continental environmental change during the Cainozoic, and interpretation of palaeoenvironmental records associated with archaeological sites. His research has contributed insights into the origin of our current environment by identifying long-term patterns of climate change. Results have been applied in numerical models of vegetation change in Africa and globally. The results of these studies are relevant across the fields of botany, geology, climatology, archaeology, anthropology and palaeontology. The chapters revisit and discuss the scientific work of Prof. Scott: among others the reconstructions of vegetation and climatic history in various areas of southern Africa, including the Tswaing Crater with a record of 200 000 years, that give insights into environmental conditions during the Last Glacial Period and the subsequent development of modern conditions. Some observations also provide key baseline information, contributing to understanding past human and environmental contexts and climatic change and the effects of global warming.
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volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Part 1. Ophthalmosaurus.
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316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
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176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Part 1. Introduction, Cidaroida, Echinothurioida, Aspidodiadematoida and Pedinoida
  • pt. 2. Carinacea.
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6. Izbrannye trudy [2015]

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606 pages.
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volumes : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
  • Part 1. Introduction and Camerata
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40 pages ; [6] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The late Ordovician ostracod fauna recorded from the Girvan district, south-west Scotland, comprises 54 species from 26 genera and 15 families, but includes 22 species described in open nomenclature and a further 17 that are considered as nomina dubia. The ostracods include representatives of the podocope suborders Palaeocopina, Binodicopina, Leiocopina and Metacopina, and the new genera and species Danemestrinus scotus n. gen. et sp., Leperditella girvanensis n. sp. and krausella jonesiana n. sp. are described. The fauna includes several species that allow inter-continental correlation with the Late Ordovician succession of North America, including the sandbian species Eurychilina sunbloodensis, Balticella deckeri, Baltonotella parsispinosa and Hippula ventrospinosa. The Katian species Kinnekullea comma has correlative value between Scotland, Ireland, England and the East Baltic. Biogeographically, the Girvan ostracod fauna of Sandbian age shows strong affinities at species-level with the fauna of palaeocontinental Laurentia, but from the early Katian onwards there are species level links with the Baltic region, and some common taxa at generic and species-level with palaeocontinental Avalonia.
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403 pages; 21 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
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470 pages : illustrations (some color), color map, color portrait ; 32 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.
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xii, 226 pages : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Palaeoecological conditions in the Sokoto basin and the deep offshore Niger Delta (Nigeria) evidenced by benthonic foraminiferal microfauna A hazy shade of winter: Late Pleistocene environments and behavioural adaptations at Blombos Cave, South Africa Late Quaternary valley and slope deposits and their palaeoenvironmental significance in the Upper Congo Basin, Central Africa Lake level Changes of Barombi Mbo (Cameroon) during late Quaternary. Compared catchment and crater lake records Palaeoenvironmental comments on a Late Holocene debris-flow process in Lake Assom (Adamawa, Cameroon) Palaeoenvironmental Characteristics of the Plio-Pleistocene Chiwondo and Chitimwe Beds (N-Malawi) Why 'Younger Dryas'? Why not 'Antarctic Cold Reversal'? Eksteenfontein revisited Historical and Present-Day Landscape Degradation in Anambra State (Nigeria): Impacts and Remedial Measures Climate change analysis across rainfall-discharge variability in selected river catchments of Kenya and Central African Republic.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315815053 20160612
Volume 32 (2013) of the internationally recognized and acclaimed yearbook series 'Palaeoecology of Africa' publishes 9 new interdisciplinary scientific papers on former and recent landscape evolution and on past environments of the African continent (e.g. climate change, vegetation dynamics and growing impact of humans on ecosystems). These papers expand horizons and interconnections to various types and methodologies of research on environmental dynamics from the Pliocene up to the present: review articles and regional case studies cover Nigeria, Cameroon, selected areas of the Congo basin, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia and South Africa. This volume also gives space to researchers from Africa to present their findings to a wider international audience. Today, by growing awareness of the worldwide impact of Global Change, it has become obvious that aside of the northern and southern hemisphere Polar region also the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes over time. Natural shifts in climate at least since the Pliocene have caused repeated and strong modification in the area dynamics of ecosystems located in lower latitudes. By a variety of so-called 'proxies' - researched and applied by the different authors from numerous disciplines - an attempt is made to reconstruct the evolution of landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in forested and savanna areas of Africa this volume of 'Palaeoecology of Africa' also focuses on possible relationships between environmental change and human impact, also on the perception of this phenomenon of recent 'climate changes' by different stakeholders. This book will be of interest to all concerned with low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow us to read and learn from 'proxy data' archives. Archaeologists, Palynologists, Palaeobotanist, Geographers, Geologists and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
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40 pages, 35 pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 28 cm.
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fmii, 85 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
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volumes <293 (102 pages)> ; 29 cm.
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viii, 291 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword - Jurgen Runge Contributors 1. Scientific Background and Capacity Building in the Framework of German - Cameroonian Research Project on Long- and Short-Term Landscape Dynamics - Jurgen Runge 2. Geological and Tectonic History of Western Central Africa since the Palaeozoic - Boniface Kankeu, Jean Bassahak, Joseph V. Hell & Jurgen Runge 3. Geomorphic Evolution of the Nyong and Ntem River Basins in Southern Cameroon considering Neo-Tectonic Influences - Joachim Eisenberg 4. Late Quaternary Palaeoenvironments in Southern Cameroon as Evidenced by Alluvial Sediments from the Tropical Rain Forest and Savanna Domain - Mark Sangen 5. Challenges of Climate Change, Landscape Dynamics and Environmental Risks in Cameroon - Mesmin Tchindjang, Joseph A. Amougou, Samuel A. Abossolo & Stanislas B. Bell Regional Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415677356 20160608
Founded in 1966, the internationally recognized and acclaimed Series 'Palaeoecology of Africa' publishes interdisciplinary scientific papers on landscape evolution and on former environments of the African continent. Beginning with topics such as changes in climate and vegetation cover, the papers expand horizons and interconnections to various types of environmental dynamics from the Cainozoic up to the present; moreover, the aspect of human influence since the Late Quaternary is related to many of the areas studied. Volume 31 presents four comprehensive papers on long- and short-term processes of landscape evolution (geological history, neotectonics and proxy Quaternary alluvia), as well as a recent regional perspective on environmental problems in Southern Cameroon. The book acts as a showcase for successful North-South cooperation and capacity building for empowering African Universities. It is problem oriented and applied, and illustrates how scientific and interdisciplinary cooperation can work. In the framework of the German Research Foundation's (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) funded "Rain Forest Savanna Contact" project (2003-2009) two abbreviated English versions of PhD theses are here published, one by J. Eisenberg on neotectonics and the other by M. Sangen on river sediments in rain forest-savanna transitional zones. Complementary articles are an introduction on geological history, by B. Kankeu et al. and a paper on environmental risks by M. Tchindjang et al., together these complete the results of this joint German-Cameroonian research project. This book will be of interest to all concerned with ecosystems dynamics, tropical forests, savannas and related development problems of Third World countries, especially regional planners, ecologists, botanists, earth scientists and students of the Quaternary (e.g. LGM and Holocene ecosystem dynamics, Global Change). It will be valuable for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates as a reference for new research articles on the topic of long-term geologic-tectonic and Quaternary landscape evolution in an up-to-now not well explored marginal area of the Western Congo basin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415677356 20160608
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408 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
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211 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
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145 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 31 cm.
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84 p., 15 leaves of plates : ill., map ; 28 cm.
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84 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 31 cm.
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