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Quaternary Dating Methods

Quaternary Dating Methods
Author: Mike Walker
ISBN 13: 9780470869277
ISBN 10: 470869275
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-06-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 306
List Price: $100.95

This introductory textbook introduces the basics of dating, the range of techniques available and the strengths and limitations of each of the principal methods.

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
  • 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.

Praise from the reviews:

"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