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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.
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.