Andrew S. Cohen, 2003, Oxford University Press, New York, 500 p. (Hardcover, $85.00) ISBN: 0-19-513353-6.

This book is a great feat because lake science covers such a wide range of disciplines that a vast array of knowledge is needed to hit all the bases. Cohen has hit a home run in covering topics such as the physics, chemistry, and biology of modern lakes, the geomorphology, sedimentology, and chemistry of Holocene to Pleistocene lakes, the faunal archives of the Quaternary, and the paleontology of fossil lakes. The breadth of knowledge contained within one book cover is impressive and I tip my...

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