Sea–level changes since the last glacial maximum have varied considerably from place to place. This book offers a discussion of the main causes of these changes, and of the methods employed to recognise former shorelines. Present–day sea–level trends are covered along with significant sea–level histories, and examples are used to illustrate these areas. The book concludes by showing how these relative sea–level changes can be used to assess trends of tectonic movements, recognise and date seismic displacements, infer climatic changes, and improve geophysical models of the earth?s interior.
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