Climate Change -: Environment and History of the Near East, by Arie S. Issar, Mattanyah Zohar

By Arie S. Issar, Mattanyah Zohar

This survey of the traditional degrees of lakes, rivers and the ocean, in addition to alterations within the compositions of stalagmites and sediments finds an spectacular correlation of weather alterations with the emergence and cave in of civilizations within the center East. The authors finish that weather switch has been the decisive think about the heritage surrounding the origins of the "cradle of civilization".

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The storage time of the groundwater in the subsurface must, therefore, should be taken into consideration as a retardation factor (see Appendix I) when investigating the isotopic character of the sediments. Investigations on the ancient levels of the Dead Sea supplied additional information about the climate changes during historical periods. 14 Frumkin (Fig. 3a) in a series of studies provided additional support for significant climate changes during historical periods. He and his colleagues investigated the salt caves of Mount Sedom (Sodom) – a huge salt plug emerging as an elongated hill along the southwestern shore of the Dead Sea.

Broecker, The Ocean’s Role in Climate Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Eldigio Press, NY, (2005). M. S. , 1969). 5 Glantz, (1996), op. cit. S. Issar, “The driving force behind the cold climate spells during the Holocene” in Holocene and Late Vistulian Paleogeography and Paleohydrology A. ) Polska Akademia Nauk, Prace Geograficzne Nr. 189. pp. 291–297 (2003). Time Series of Proxy-Data to Decipher Climates of the Past 15 refer to these myths with due caution, as “proxy-proxy” data, exemplified and discussed in detail later on.

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