Lake Bonneville: A Scientific Update showcases new information and interpretations about this important lake in the North American Great Basin, presenting a relatively complete summary of the evolving scientific ideas about the Pleistocene lake. A comprehensive book on Lake Bonneville has not been published since the masterpiece of G.K. Gilbert in 1890. Because of Gilbert's work, Lake Bonneville has been the starting point for many studies of Quaternary paleolakes in many places throughout the world. Numerous journal articles, and a few books on specialized topics related to Lake Bonneville, have been published since the late 1800s, but here the editors compile the important data and perspectives of the early 21st century into a book that will be an essential reference for future generations. Scientific research on Lake Bonneville is vibrant today and will continue into the future.
- Makes the widespread and detailed literature on this well-known Pleistocene body of water accessible
- Gives expositions of the many famous and iconic landforms and deposits
- Contains over 300 illustrations, most in full color
- Contains chapters on many important topics, including stratigraphy, sedimentology, hydrology, geomorphology, geochronology, isostasy, geophysics, geochemistry, vegetation history, pollen, fishes, mammals, mountain glaciation, prehistoric humans, paleoclimate, remote sensing, and geoantiquities in the Bonneville basin
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1. The Present as a Key to the Past: Paleoshoreline Correlation Insights from Great Salt Lake 2. The Bear River's history and diversions
constraints, unsolved problems, and implications for the Lake 3: The Pilot Valley shoreline, an early record of Lake Bonneville dynamics 4. Landslides, alluvial fans, and dam failure at Red Rock Pass: The outlet of Lake Bonneville 5. The Bonneville shoreline: Reconsidering Gilbert's interpretation 6. The Bonneville flood-A veritable débâcle 7. The Provo shoreline of Lake Bonneville 8. Isostatic rebound and palinspastic restoration of the Bonneville and Provo shorelines in the Bonneville basin, UT, NV, and ID 9. Using Lake Bonneville features to calibrate in situ cosmogenic nuclide production rates 10. Late Pleistocene to early Holocene sedimentary history of the Lake Bonneville Pilot Valley embayment, Utah-Nevada, USA 11. Late Quaternary changes in lakes, vegetation, and climate in the Bonneville basin reconstructed from sediment cores from Great Salt Lake 12. The fishes of Lake Bonneville: Implications for drainage history, biogeography and lake levels 13. Changes in late Quaternary mammalian biogeography in the Bonneville basin 14. Bonneville basin avifaunal change at the Pleistocene/Holocene transition: Evidence from Homestead Cave 15. Quaternary vegetation changes in the Bonneville basin 16. Water chemistry changes over time and space in Lake Bonneville during the post-Stansbury transgression 17. Late Pleistocene mountain glaciation in the Lake Bonneville basin 18. The early human occupation of the Bonneville basin 19. Imaging the margins of Pleistocene lake deposits with high-resolution seismic reflection in the eastern Basin and Range: Pilot Valley, Utah (USA) 20. A speleothem record of Great Basin paleoclimate: the Leviathan chronology, Nevada 21. Pleistocene Lake Bonneville as an analog for extraterrestrial lakes and oceans 22. Insights into Lake Bonneville using remote sensing and digital terrain tools 23. Lake Bonneville geosites in the urban landscape: Potential loss of geological heritage
Jack Oviatt started working on Lake Bonneville in 1977 as a graduate student at the University of Utah, and has continued research on the Pleistocene lake since then, including while he taught geology at Kansas State University (1985-2014). He has numerous published peer-reviewed journal articles on Lake Bonneville.
Shroder, John F.
Jack Shroder is an Editor-in-Chief at Elsevier, and has extensive experience with publishing peer-reviewed journal articles and books on numerous topics related to geomorphology and Afghanistan, among many other specialties. He is the author of over 200 scientific papers and books on geoscientific topics characteristic of high mountain environments, especially landslides, glaciers, and floods.