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Isotopes : a very short introduction

Author: Rob Ellam
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Very short introductions, 476.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this Very Short Introduction, Rob Ellam explains how isotopes have proved enormously important across all the sciences and in archaeology. Radioactive isotopes may be familiar from their use in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and in medicine, as well as in carbon dating. They have been central to establishing the age of the Earth and the origins of the solar system. Combining previous and new research, Ellam  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Ellam
ISBN: 0198723628 9780198723622
OCLC Number: 919186861
Description: xxi, 129 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Contents: Identical outsides ... different insides --
Isotopic clocks: the persistence of carbon --
You are what you eat ... plus a few per mil --
Measuring isotopes: counting the atoms - Physics heal thyself: isotopes in medicine --
Measuring isotopes: mass spectrometers --
Reconstructing the past and weathering the future --
Scratching the surface with cosmogenic isotopes --
Uranium, thorium, and their daughters --
Probing the Earth with isotopes --
Cosmic stopped clocks.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 476.
Responsibility: Rob Ellam.

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Isotopes are used in many areas of science and technology, including medicine, archaeology, and nuclear physics. They are central to our understanding of the Earth's past and current processes. Here,  Read more...

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