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Description - Quaternary Dating Methods by Mike Walker

This introductory textbook introduces the basics of dating, the range of techniques available and the strengths and limitations of each of the principal methods. The coverage includes: the concept of time in Quaternary Science and related fields; the history of dating from lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy; the development and application of radiometric methods; and, different methods in dating: radiometric dating, incremental dating, relative dating and age equivalence. Presented in a clear and straightforward manner with the minimum of technical detail, this text is a great introduction for both students and practitioners in the Earth, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences. "This book is a must for any Quaternary scientist." - "South African Geographical Journal", September 2006. "...very well organized, clearly and straightforwardly written and provides a good overview on the wide field of Quaternary dating methods..." - "Journal Of Quaternary Science", January 2007.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470869277
ISBN-10: 0470869275
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 172mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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