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Age Determination of Young Rocks and Artifacts: Physical and Chemical Clocks in Quaternary Geology and Archaeology

Handbook / Manual

By: Gunther A Wagner

466 pages, 177 figs, 9 tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #85056 | ISBN: 3540634363
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About this book

Discusses the various chronometric techniques that can be used to physically and chemically date dramatic environmental changes that have occured over the last 2 million years. This book is intended mainly for scientists and students of this field, but the interested layman may also find it rewarding.


Contents

Introduction * Materials * Radiogenic Noble Gases * Uranium-Series * Cosmogenic Nuclides * Particle-Tracks * Radiation Dosimetry * Chemical Reactions * Palaeomagnetism * Earth's Orbit, Climate and Age * Appendix: Natural Radioactivity * References * Index.


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