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    Speleothems and palaeoclimates

    Atkinson, T.C. and Hopley, Philip J. (2013) Speleothems and palaeoclimates. In: Waltham, T. and Lowe, D. (eds.) Caves and Karst of the Yorkshire Dales. Buxton, UK: British Cave Research Association, pp. 181-186. ISBN 9780900265464.

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    Book synopsis: This new book presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the caves and karst of the Yorkshire Dales. It is the long-awaited successor to the 1974 publication Limestones and Caves of Northwest England but is a much more comprehensive treatment because of the many cave discoveries in the last 40 years and the new information that is available on the underground and surface features. The chapters, written by specialists who really know the area, include topics on limestone geology, karst geomorphology, cave development, karst hydrogeology, cave chronology, subterranean biology, bats, palaeontology and archaeology. The book is essential reading for every serious caver who enjoys the caves of the Yorkshire Dales. Cave Scientists, too, will appreciate this book because it is more than just a statement on the karst landscapes and the caves beneath. It brings together many aspects of the natural environment and the evolution of the Yorkshire Dales and provides insights into the landscape evolution in northern England - indeed, one chapter gives the first comprehensive review of the glacial history of the Dales. The book will therefore be of interest to professionals who otherwise might have only marginal interest in probably the finest group of caves within Britain. Uranium-series dating of stalagmites, and carbon-dating of bones mean that the caves now provide the basis for a uniquely-detailed chronological framework that extends through much of the Quaternary period.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 14:38
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:24


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