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Radioactive and Stable Isotope Geology

By: RNC Bowen and H-G Attendorn

522 pages, 87 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 2 | #57617 | ISBN: 0412752808
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The second edition of teh useful survey Isotopes in the Earth Sciences. Part 1 introduces isotopic chemistry and examines mass spectroscopic methods; Part 2 deals with radiometric dating methods. Part 3 examines the importance of isotopes in climate - environmental studies, an increasingly significant area of research. The last part looks at extra-terrestrial matter, geothermometry and the isotopic geochemistry of the Earth's lithosphere.

...recommended for science libraries and laboratory reference shelves... - Nature; ...this is a book that is full of much useful information, and is written in a clear and pleasing style. - Journal of Petrology


Unstable isotopes and radioactive dating: U/Th/Pb, U series, Rb/Sr, K/Ar, rare earth elements, Rn/Os, K/Ca, radiocarbon, tritium, radiation damage; stable isotopes: atmospheric, hydrospheric, biospheric-carbon, lithospheric, isotopes and climatology.

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