Quaternary Glaciations is a three-volume set that forms the first contribution to Elsevier’s new ‘Developments in Quaternary Science’ series – and what a magnificent achievement it is. Scientific understanding of Quaternary glaciations as it stood around 2002 is distilled into a series of regional articles by some 200 world experts working in 80 countries. The set arises from Working Group 5 (Extent and Chronology of Glaciations) of the INQUA Commission on Glaciation. The project to compile this set was launched at the INQUA Congress in Berlin in 1995, and now that it has concluded, it can be regarded as the...

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