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For me, this is just the right approach. Science is not just facts, but it is also people, blind alleys, prejudices... and egos. Taken together, this is a heady mixture which has been expertly stirred together. (Geological Journal)
Well written, engaging, and accessible. (Geographical Journal)
This is a truly comprehensive, highly accessible, and entertaining biography of Ice Age research. (Climatica)
Jamie Woodward is Professor of Physical Geography at The University of Manchester. He has published widely on Quaternary environmental change and human activity in ice age environments and has extensive field experience in the Mediterranean region and in the Nile Valley. He is the Co-Editor of Geoarchaeology: An International Journal and is the Quaternary Science and Geomorphology Editor for the Journal of the Geological Society of London He has recently co-authored four chapters and edited The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean for OUP (2009).
Good clear introduction to the subject.
The only quibble would be the lack of Deep Purple song titles throughout the text.
Must try harder Jamie.
I had expected a book with more on glacial features and their formation but was more than happy with this enjoyable and informative summary of the historic evolution of thoughts on... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Sweeney
Very little palaeoanthropology or archaeology - or science for that matter
If you like lists and biographies of people who contributed to this subject area -... Read more
Would have given this 5 stars if my kindle version had come with a contents table - mentioned it to the Amazons but no reply.
Anyone else had the same problem! Read more
Excellent. Clearly presented and full of hard won scientific information. Should be read in conjunction with the VSI on Global Warming.Published 14 months ago by Oldprof
Excellent reminder that we should be glad that there is some global warming rather than an oncoming Ice agePublished 15 months ago by John Pope
Very well written and entertaining. Jamie has done a great job in bringing a potentially dull subject to life - using stories, quotes and quips from the key ice age `explorers`. Read morePublished 18 months ago by .