Isotope Geochemistry (Paperback)

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Provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry

Now in its second edition, Isotope Geochemistry presents a comprehensive introduction to radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry. The first five chapters cover fundamentals including the physics of nuclei, radioactive decay, nucleosynthesis, geochronology, and the theory of stable isotope fractionation. The next chapter focuses on the isotope geochemistry of meteorites and their constraints on the formation of the solar system and the Earth. The subsequent three chapters cover radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry evolution of the Earth's mantle and crust. Three more chapters are devoted to the Earth's surface, the exogene, including the hydrologic system, the biosphere, and climate. A new chapter in this edition focuses on the use of isotopes in paleontology and archeology. The final chapter is devoted to the isotope geochemistry of the noble gases.

Illustrated in full color throughout, Isotope Geochemistry is intended primarily as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It is also intended as a reference for earth science professionals, reflecting the impact that isotope geochemistry has on virtually every aspect of the earth sciences, from climate change and geomorphology to geodynamics.

About the Author

William M. White is Professor Emeritus of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. He received his B.Sc. in geology at the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. His is the author of Geochemistry, also published by Wiley, the editor of the Encyclopedia of Geochemistry, and the founding editor of the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. He is a Geochemistry Fellow of the Geochemical Society and European Association of Geochemistry, a fellow of the AGU and an ISI highly cited researcher. He was awarded the 2022 Urey Medal of the European Association of Geochemistry.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781119729938
ISBN-10: 1119729939
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 720
Language: English