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Quaternary Dating Methods, 2nd Edition

Quaternary Dating Methods, 2nd Edition

Mike Walker

ISBN: 978-1-119-41261-8

Mar 2020, Wiley-Blackwell

352 pages

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$79.99

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Description

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 for the 1st edition:

"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

New in the 2nd edition:

  • Full colour photographs and diagrams for enhanced clarity and readability
  • Updated to include all technical advances made since the publication of the first edition
  • New and updated examples bring the reader the latest methods in current contexts
  • Two new co-authors, Helen Roberts and Geoff Duller, broaden and enhance the perspective of the book