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Introduction to Geochronology

Geochronology is the field of science concerned with determining the ages of rocks and other stuff. In this book we attempt to outline the basic principles used for the quantification of geological time focusing on the radio-isotopic dating techniques. We are attempting to be inclusive about the methodologies and applications however there is a focus on the mainstream chronometers and the application of these to the quantification of geologic time.

Preface: Historical Development of Geochronology

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Part One - The Basics

Part Two - Radioisotopic Dating

Part Three - Mass Spectrometry

Part Four - Uncertainties

Part Five - Application

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