The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Book

The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego


  • Author : J. Rabassa
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-09-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 0080558895

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The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Excerpt :

Written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars, this book focuses on the uninterrupted geological and paleontological record of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego since the Miocene-Pliocene boundary to the arrival of man and modern times. This region is an outstanding area for research, with significant interest at the international level. It provides an updated overview of the scientific work in all related fields with a strong paleoclimatic approach. Patagonia has also been a sort of a "paleoclimatic bridge" between the Antarctic Peninsula and the more northerly land masses, since the final opening of the Drake Passage in the middle Miocene. Timely and comprehensive, The Late Cenozoic of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego is the only monograph book written in English. * One-stop resource for paleontological information of the Late Cenozoic of Patagonia * Covers 5 million years in the uninterrupted history of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego * Comprehensive coverage of the region written by highly qualified Argentine scientists and scholars

Late Cenozoic of Pen  nsula Vald  s  Patagonia  Argentina Book

Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina


  • Author : Pablo Bouza
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319485089

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Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina Excerpt :

This book presents extensive and new information on the Cenozoic marine and continental systems of one of the most important World Heritage sites of Southern South America: The Península Valdés. Using an interdisciplinary approach, that includes geological, biological and archeological perspectives of more than 30 specialists, an integrated description and analysis of the Cenozoic environments of the study region is presented. The volume brings together an update of the geology, climate, geomorphology, soils, biodiversity, archeology and human impact of the Península Valdés. The scope of this book extends to any natural science researcher of the world interested on the Cenozoic history of the Península Valdés.

Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego Book

Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego


  • Author : Rogelio Daniel Acevedo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-02-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030606831

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Geological Resources of Tierra del Fuego Excerpt :

The CADIC’s Geological Resources Program will soon turn 40 years of fruitful development. During this period many projects were carried out and others remain to be implemented. In the course of time three generations of researchers have been formed. Mentioning names would be unfair to those that could be involuntarily omitted. There is still a long way to go. The eagerness for knowledge should not stop. This book is a tribute to all those people who have worked in the different projects of pure and applied science, and educational, and human resources training, granted to this founding program and associated laboratories of the regional center of CONICET in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The twenty papers which constitute this book have a genuine Latin appeal, having been written by 50 authors based in Argentina and Spain. All this contributions are concerned with Fuegian geological resources. Everyone concerned with this work hopes that it will prove a fitting and lasting memorial to Nacho Subías, whose personal contribution to our knowledge of this geology was outstanding.

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World Book

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World


  • Author : Piotr Migon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-01-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 9789048130559

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Geomorphological Landscapes of the World Excerpt :

Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

Quaternary Glaciations   Extent and Chronology Book
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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology


  • Author : J. Ehlers
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1126
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444535375

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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology Excerpt :

The book presents an up-to-date, detailed overview of the Quaternary glaciations all over the world, not only with regard to stratigraphy but also with regard to major glacial landforms and the extent of the respective ice sheets. The locations of key sites are included. The information is presented in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcView or ArcGIS. The accompanying text supplies the information on how the data were obtained (geomorphology, geological mapping, air photograph evaluation, satellite imagery), how the features were dated (14C, TL, relative stratigraphy) and how reliable they are supposed to be. All references to the underlying basic publications are included. Where controversial interpretations are possible e.g. in Siberia or Tibet, this is pointed out. As a result, the information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide will be much improved and supplied in a uniform digital format. The information on the glacial limits is compiled in digital form by the coordinators of the project, and is available for download at: http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780444534477/ Completely updated detailed coverage of worldwide Quaternary glaciations Information in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a GIS such as ArcView or ArcGis Step-by-step guideline how to open and use ArcGis files Possibility to convert the shapefiles into GoogleEarth kmz-files Availability of chronological controls

Archaeology of Piedra Museo Locality Book

Archaeology of Piedra Museo Locality


  • Author : Laura Miotti
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030925031

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Archaeology of Piedra Museo Locality Excerpt :

This book highlights the knowledge about landscapes and characteristics of the earliest hunter-gatherer lifeway in Southern Patagonia. It presents an analysis of the archaeological investigations carried out during three decades by an interdisciplinary team that involved archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, geologists and specialists in pollen and diatoms. The database yielded was recovered from systematic survey and excavations from the Pleistocene and Holocene stratigraphic layers of the rockshelter known as AEP-1, Piedra Museo Locality, situated in the central plateau of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. Piedra Museo is a unique place in the world of high academic interest with some of the earliest archaeological remains in the Americas. Researchers defined two strata and several Stratigraphic units in the site based on the sedimentological and pedological characteristics. The depositional zones contain archaeological remains that are interpreted as hunting events corresponding to two main different occasions in the human colonization of the region, and a third human occupation during the Middle Holocene. Last one occurred then of the massive rockshelter roof colapse. The faunal remains led to a new approach to the palaeoenvironmental evolution of this enclosed basin. This volume describes the management of lithic raw materials and social networks from first human occupation of the Patagonian region to territorial consolidation of hunter-gatherer societies.

Lizards of Patagonia Book

Lizards of Patagonia


  • Author : Mariana Morando
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030427528

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Lizards of Patagonia Excerpt :

This book presents a critical and integrated review of lizards from Patagonia. It summarizes the region’s geomorphological history and climatic aspects, which makes it possible to interpret, from an evolutionary perspective, the latest findings on the various natural history aspects of its lizard fauna. As such, the book will appeal to all researchers and professionals specialized in lizard ecology and evolution.

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum Book

Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum


  • Author : Nat Rutter
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-06-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 67
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400743991

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Glaciations in North and South America from the Miocene to the Last Glacial Maximum Excerpt :

Improved dating methods have increased our ability to more precisely determine the timing and durations of glaciations. Utilizing glacial and loess deposits, we have compared glaciations that occurred in North and South America in order to determine if events are synchronous or not, to explore forcing mechanisms, and to compare glaciations with cold periods of the Marine Oxygen Isotope stages and the loess/paleosol records of China. Stratigraphic sections containing a variety of glacial deposits, some with interbedded volcanics, as well as loess deposits, were used in reconstructing the glacial history. The Late Pleistocene (Brunhes Chron) Last Glacial Maximum is recognized in mountain and continental areas of North America but only in the mountains of South America. Commonly our comparisons indicate roughly synchronous glaciations on the two continents, whereas other glaciations are more elusive and difficult to compare. Although our comparisons are at low resolutions, the results suggest that Milankovitch forcing is most likely the dominant trigger for hemispheric glaciation modified by local factors.

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina Book

Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina


  • Author : Jorge Rabassa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319543710

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Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina Excerpt :

This proceedings volume presents selected research highlights from the Sixth Argentine Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies Congress, hosted at CADIC, Ushuaia, on April 8–12, 2015 by the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies (AACYG). The congress included special sessions, symposia, invited lectures and posters on the following topics: Quaternary stratigraphy and geochronology, paleontology (diatoms, mollusks, foraminifera, palynology, phytoliths, paleobotany, vertebrates), dendrochronology, climate change, paleoclimate, Pampean Quaternary paleolimnology, paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, hydrogeochemical processes, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, structural geology and neotectonics, paleosurfaces, volcanism, geological hazards, assets, geomorphosites, and digital mapping. The Scientific Committee of the Congress has selected the papers published in this volume from more than 150 contributions in many different disciplines.

The Great American Biotic Interchange Book

The Great American Biotic Interchange


  • Author : Alberto Luis Cione
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401797924

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The Great American Biotic Interchange Excerpt :

South American ecosystems suffered one of the greatest biogeographical events, after the establishment of the Panamian land bridge, called the “Great American Biotic Interchange” (GABI). This refers to the exchange, in several phases, of land mammals between the Americas; this event started during the late Miocene with the appearance of the Holartic Procyonidae (Huayquerian Age) in South America and continues today. The major phases of mammalian dispersal occurred from the Latest Pliocene (Marplatan Age) to the Late Pleistocene (Lujanian Age). The most important and richest localities of Late Miocene-Holocene fossil vertebrates of South America are those of the Pampean region of Argentina. There are also several Late Miocene and Pliocene localities in western Argentina and Bolivia. Other important fossils have been collected in localities of Pleistocene age outside Argentina: Tarija (Bolivia), karstic caves of Lagoa Santa and the recently explored caves of Tocantins (Brasil), Talara (Perú), La Carolina (Ecuador), Muaco (Venezuela), and Cueva del Milodon (Chile), among others. The book discusses basic information for interpreting the GABI such as taxonomic composition (incorporating the latest revisions) at classical and new localities for each stage addressing climate, environments, and time boundaries for each stage. It includes the chronology and dynamics of the GABI, the integration of South American mammalian faunas through time, the Quaternary mammalian extinctions and the composition of recent mammalian fauna of the continent.

Mollusk shells as bio geo archives Book

Mollusk shells as bio geo archives


  • Author : Sandra Gordillo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319034768

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Mollusk shells as bio geo archives Excerpt :

In view of the wide range of disciplines involved in Quaternary research, this book offers a one-stop resource for the Quaternary research community, since it reviews the latest techniques and provides an approach to how mollusk shell remains are used in the reconstruction of marine environments in southern South America. Written by specialists in the field, this monograph sets the scene for multidisciplinary research involving taphonomy, paleoecology, paleobiography, morphometry, shell mineralogy analysis and sclerochronology performed on mollusk assemblages and/or selected taxa, and offers a consistent picture of spatial and temporal environmental and climatic changes.

Climatic and Environmental History of Isla de los Estados  Argentina Book

Climatic and Environmental History of Isla de los Estados Argentina


  • Author : Juan Federico Ponce
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400743632

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Climatic and Environmental History of Isla de los Estados Argentina Excerpt :

This book is the result of ten years’ of scientific research carried out by the authors on Isla de los Estados. The research includes their doctoral thesis and many published scientific papers related to the island. The book is divided into two principal parts. The first part covers different social and natural aspects of this remote island and includes chapters on the scientific and historical background, physiography with topographical and hydrographical descriptions, climate and oceanographic circulation, vegetation and geology (including stratigraphy, structural geology and geological history). The second part comprises a reconstruction of the paleoenvironmental, paleoclimatic and paleogeographic history of the island from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present, correlating with other paleoecological records from the southern part of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. This second part also includes a geomorphological chapter with a characterization of the principal erosive glacial landforms on Isla de los Estados constructed by means of morphometric analysis, inventories, maps, paleogeographic and glacial models, and a paleoecological chapter evaluating the palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimatic conditions that prevailed during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene times based on pollen and diatom analysis from three 14C-dated peat bogs and lakes. Finally, the book concludes with a review of the island’s archaeology and the relationship between the palaeoenvironmental history and human occupation of this island.

Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia Book

Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia


  • Author : Elizabeth Mazzoni
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-01-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319719214

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Volcanic Landscapes and Associated Wetlands of Lowland Patagonia Excerpt :

This book presents the most relevant basaltic plateau exposures in the provinces of Neuquén (northern Patagonia) and Santa Cruz (southern Patagonia), and analyzes their geomorphological and morphometric characteristics. The existence of wetland ecosystems near the volcanic plateaus is quantified, thus providing indexes that describe the quantitative relationships between these landscape features. These indexes also make it possible to estimate the development of these wetlands in non-surveyed areas, opening the door for studying remote, isolated areas by means of remote sensing images. In turn, the book proposes a numerical classification system for this type of landscape that summarizes the main geomorphological and hydrological characteristics.teristics.

Land Bridges Book

Land Bridges


  • Author : Alan Graham
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226544328

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Land Bridges Excerpt :

Land bridges are the causeways of biodiversity. When they form, organisms are introduced into a new patchwork of species and habitats, forever altering the ecosystems into which they flow; and when land bridges disappear or fracture, organisms are separated into reproductively isolated populations that can evolve independently. More than this, land bridges play a role in determining global climates through changes to moisture and heat transport and are also essential factors in the development of biogeographic patterns across geographically remote regions. In this book, paleobotanist Alan Graham traces the formation and disruption of key New World land bridges and describes the biotic, climatic, and biogeographic ramifications of these land masses’ changing formations over time. Looking at five land bridges, he explores their present geographic setting and climate, modern vegetation, indigenous peoples (with special attention to their impact on past and present vegetation), and geologic history. From the great Panamanian isthmus to the boreal connections across the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans that allowed exchange of organisms between North America, Europe, and Asia, Graham’s sweeping, one-hundred-million-year history offers new insight into the forces that shaped the life and land of the New World.