Principles Of Radiometric Dating Review by Cambridge University Press

Absolute age determinations based on the detection and measurement of the time integrated accumulation of radiogenic isotopes, with varying lifetimes and abundances in natural systems, is called radiometric dating. Considering the tremendous expansion of literature due to the fundamental relevance of isotope methods to place temporal constraints in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, a timely addition to the books being used at present (Faure, Dickin, Allegre, Faure and Mensing, White), is the concise book for both nonspecialist students and researchers by Prof. K. Gopalan. A background of high school-level physics, chemistry and mathematics is the only prerequisite to follow and appreciate the subject matter which can be read also in conjunction with the existing textbooks.

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Prof. Kunchitapadam Gopalan