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The Earth's Age and Geochronology

Book1972

Authors:

DEREK YORK and RONALD M. FARQUHAR

The Earth's Age and Geochronology

Book1972

 

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    CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION

    Pages 1-3

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    CHAPTER 2 - RADIOACTIVITY

    Pages 4-14

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    CHAPTER 3 - EXPERIMENTAL METHODS

    Pages 15-41

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    CHAPTER 4 - THE DATING OF UNDISTURBED MINERALS AND ROCKS

    Pages 42-74

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    CHAPTER 5 - DATING DISTURBED MINERALS AND ROCKS

    Pages 75-92

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    CHAPTER 6 - LEAD ISOTOPE METHODS

    Pages 93-99

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    CHAPTER 7 - THE GENERAL PROBLEM OF INTERPRETATION

    Pages 100-108

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    CHAPTER 8 - THE PHANEROZOIC TIME-SCALE

    Pages 109-115

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    CHAPTER 9 - THE PULSE OF THE EARTH

    Pages 116-126

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    CHAPTER 10 - REVERSALS OF THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD

    Pages 127-134

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    CHAPTER 11 - METEORITES

    Pages 135-149

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    CHAPTER 12 - THE AGE OF THE EARTH

    Pages 150-166

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    REFERENCES

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    INDEX

    Pages 177-178

About the book

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The Earth's Age and Geochronology provides an outline of geochronological methods, applications, and interpretations. This book discusses the fossil fission track method of dating. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of an accurate chronometer for measuring time intervals that must contain some sort of mechanism in which it operates at a predictable or known rate. This text then discusses the methodology of dating as well as the importance of long cooling histories. Other chapters consider the application of the experimental method to idealized, undisturbed systems. This book discusses as well the concept that in plutonic environments daughter isotope retention may often not commence until long after crystallization, or the peak of metamorphism. The final chapter deals with the applications of geochronology wherein the effects of selectivity will be particularly evident. This book is a valuable resource for nuclear physicists, astronomers, geologists, cosmologists, geochronologists, experimentalists, and scientists.

The Earth's Age and Geochronology provides an outline of geochronological methods, applications, and interpretations. This book discusses the fossil fission track method of dating. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of an accurate chronometer for measuring time intervals that must contain some sort of mechanism in which it operates at a predictable or known rate. This text then discusses the methodology of dating as well as the importance of long cooling histories. Other chapters consider the application of the experimental method to idealized, undisturbed systems. This book discusses as well the concept that in plutonic environments daughter isotope retention may often not commence until long after crystallization, or the peak of metamorphism. The final chapter deals with the applications of geochronology wherein the effects of selectivity will be particularly evident. This book is a valuable resource for nuclear physicists, astronomers, geologists, cosmologists, geochronologists, experimentalists, and scientists.

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ISBN

978-0-08-016387-1

Language

English

Published

1972

Copyright

Copyright © 1972 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Pergamon

Authors

DEREK YORK

Geophysics Division, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

RONALD M. FARQUHAR

Geophysics Division, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada