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Of Moon and Land, Ice and Strand: Sea Level during Glacial Cycles

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Lambeck’s theoretical and observational approach addresses fundamental questions relating to our planet. His findings on the solid earth have revolutionized crucial concepts in the geosciences, adopting an interdisciplinary outlook ranging from geodetics to geology, geophysics, oceanography and paleoclimatology. The essays presented here are essential for students and researchers in terrestrial geodynamics.

 

Of Moon and Land, Ice and Strand encompasses the four elements constituting the principal directions of Lambeck’s research over the past five decades: the Moon and artificial satellites; the Earth’s surface, crust and deep interior; the ice sheets of the geologically recent past; and aspects of the oceans and the coastal zones. In this lecture, Lambeck shows us what can be learnt from the analysis of past sea-level data, for example complementing glaciological and geological models of past events, or gaining insight into the material behaviour of the Earth (the mantle response function). Most importantly, observations of the ice histories and mantle response functions can be unscrambled to provide models with predictive capabilities, and this has implications for other fields of science like archaeology, pre-history paleogeography and the study of modern sea-level change.

  • Kurt Lambeck

    Of Moon and Land, Ice and Strand: Sea Level during Glacial Cycles

     

    March 2018 (first published 2014, Italy)
    Published by Leo S. Olschki
    Distributed by Ad Ilissum

    ISBN 978 88 222 6339 1

    Paperback, 240 x 170 mm

    88 pages

  • About the author

    Professor Emeritus at the Research School of Earth Sciences at Australian National University (Canberra), Kurt Lambeck (b. 1941, Utrecht, The Netherlands and Australian citizen since 1956), worked at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, at the University of Paris and at the Australian National University from 1977 to 2007, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is also a Visiting Professor at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Throughout his career, Lambeck’s theoretical and observational approaches have addressed fundamental questions relating to our planet. His findings on the solid earth have revolutionized crucial concepts in the geosciences, adopting an interdisciplinary outlook ranging from geodesy to geology, geophysics, oceanography and paleoclimatology. His books are essential reading for students and researchers in terrestrial geodynamics.

  • About Leo S. Olschki Editore

    Leo S. Olschki Editore (Florence) is one of Italy's oldest and most respected publishers of critical works in the humanities.