Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the Quaternary, Third Edition provides a comprehensive overview of the methods of paleoclimatic reconstruction and of the historical changes in climate during the past three million years. This thoroughly updated and revised text systematically examines each type of proxy and elucidates the major attributes and the limitations of each. This essential text provides a complete overview of the methods used in paleoclimatology. Paleoclimatology, Third Edition provides necessary context for those interested in understanding climate changes at present, and how present trends in climate compare with changes that have occurred in the past. The text is richly illustrated and includes an extensive bibliography for further research.