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Radiogenic isotope geology

Author: Alan P Dickin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The author reviews the field of radiogenic isotope geology in a concise and visual manner to provide a comprehensive introduction to the subject and its wide variety of applications. For each technique, current ideas are presented in their historical context to allow the reader to understand the development of the theory. The latest ideas and methods, classic papers and case studies all come under scrutiny within  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan P Dickin
ISBN: 0521823161 9780521823166 0521530172 9780521530170
OCLC Number: 53953791
Description: xvi, 492 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Nucleosynthesis and nuclear decay --
2. Mass spectrometry --
3. The Rb-Sr method --
4. The Sm-Nd method --
5. Lead isotopes --
6. Isotope geochemistry of oceanic volcanics --
7. Isotope geochemistry of continental rocks --
8. Osmium isotopes --
9. Lu-Hf and other lithophile isotope systems --
10. K-Ar and Ar-Ar dating --
11. Rare-gas geochemistry --
12. U-series dating --
13. U-series geochemistry of igneous systems --
14. Cosmogenic nuclides --
15. Extinct radionuclides --
16. Fission-track dating.
Responsibility: Alan P. Dickin.
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