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Principles of Isotope Geology

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By: Gunter Faure

589 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 1987 | Edition: 2 | #14140 | ISBN: 0471629863
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Hardback | Dec 1986 | Edition: 2 | #14141 | ISBN: 0471864129
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Gives a rational exposition of the principles used in the interpretation of isotopic data and shows how such interpretations apply to the solution of geological problems.


The Roots of Isotope Geology. The Internal Structure of Atoms. Decay Mechanisms of Radioactive Atoms. Radioactive Decay and Growth. Mass Spectrometry. The K-Ar Method of Dating. The 40 Ar/39 Ar Method of Dating. The Rb-Sr Method of Dating. Two-Component Mixtures. Isotope Geology of Strontium in Meteorites and Igneous Rocks. Isotope Geology of Strontium in Sedimentary Rocks. The Sm-Nd Method of Dating. Isotope Geology of Neodymium and Strontium in Igneous Rocks. Isotope Geology of Neodymium in Sedimentary Rocks. The Lu-Hf Method of Dating. The RE-Os Method of Dating. The Re-Os Method of Dating. The K-Ca Method of Dating. The U, Th-Pb Methods of Dating. The Isotope Geology of Lead. The Fission-Track and Other Radiation Damage Methods of Dating. The U-Series Disequilibrium Methods of Dating. Cosmogenic Radionuclides. Cosmogenic Carbon-14 and Tritium. Carbon. Sulfur.

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