Life and climate in an ice age

  • Donald Rapp
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


What was the global impact of the growth of large ice sheets in the far north during past ice ages? What were the climates of the various continents 20,000 years ago at the height of the Last Glacial Maximum? Why was there a greater diversity of species, higher numbers of animals, more large animals, and larger animals? How did climate changes impact the evolution and migration of humans, animals, and vegetation? These are questions that have been pondered and studied by many researchers. Several scenarios have been put forth. However, it is difficult to draw firm conclusions. All we can do is provide a few fragmentary insights.


Last Glacial Maximum Glacial Maximum Land Bridge Mountain Glacier Closed Basin Lake 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Rapp
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  1. 1.South PasadenaU.S.A.

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