Isotopes : principles and applications / Gunter Faure and Teresa M. Mensing. – 3. ed. – Hoboken (N.J.) : Wiley, ©2005. – XXVII, 896 p. ; 24 cm. ((Ed. riv. di:
Principles of isotope geology, 2. ed., ©1986.
Covering radiogenic, radioactive, and stable isotopes, this comprehensive text contains five sections that present fundamentals of atomic physics; dating methods for terrestrial and extraterrestrial rocks by means of radiogenic isotopes; geochemistry of radiogenic isotopes; dating by means of U, Th-series and cosmogenic radionuclides; and the fractionation of the stable isotopes of H, C, N, O, and S, as well as Li, B, Si, and Cl. Additionally, this edition provides: – Expanded coverage of the U-Pb methods -the most accurate available dating technique – Applications to the petrogenesis of igneous rocks – Summaries of the use of isotopic data for study of the oceans – New examples from the fields of archeology and anthropology – Radiation-damage methods of dating including fission tracks, thermoluminescence, and electron spin resonance (ESR) – Information on the dispersal of fission-product radionuclides and the disposal of radioactive waste – Extensive chapter-by-chapter problems and solutions.