Richard West, 2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 320p. (Hardcover $105.00) ISBN: 0–521–59397–2.

With the impending change in vegetation types and their distribution due to global warming, it is important that we understand the context and magnitude of this change in relation to floras from the geological and more recent past. This book by Richard West, an expert on the Quaternary, helps us understand changes in floras and climates during the last Ice Age. However, this is not about floras of the warm interglacial periods, as are most commonly studied, but about floras of the glacial phases. West's new book focuses...

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