Revised and extended to includes a new chapter on palaeoclimatology. Special emphasis has been given to the growing field of "heavy" elements.
Stable Isotope Geochemistry is an introduction to the use of stable isotopes in the geosciences. It is subdivided into three parts:- theoretical and experimental principles;- fractionation mechanisms of light and heavy elements;- the natural variations of geologically important reservoirs.The 5th edition has been revised and extended and now includes a new chapter on palaeoclimatology. Special emphasis has been given to the growing field of "heavy" elements. Many new references have been added, which will enable quick access to recent literature. For students and scientists alike the book will be a primary source of information with regard to how and where stable isotopes can be used to solve geological problems.
Theoretical and Experimental PrinciplesIsotopes; Isotope Effects; Isotope Fractionation Processes; Basic Principles of Mass Spectrometry; Standards; General Remarks on Sample Preparation Methods for Gases; New Microanalytical Techniques.- Isotope Fractionation Mechanisms of Selected Elements: Hydrogen; Lithium; Boron; Carbon; Nitrogen; Oxygen; Magnesium; Silicon; Sulfur; Chlorin; Calcium; Chromium; Iron; Copper; Zinc; Selenium; Molybdenum; Thallium.- Variations of Stable Isotope Ratios in Nature: Extraterrestrial Materials; The Isotopic Composition of the Earth's Upper Mantle; Magmatic Rocks - Volatiles in Magmatic Systems; Ore Deposits and Hydrothermal Systems; Hydrosphere; Isotopic Composition of the Ocean during Geologic History; The Isotopic Composition of Dissolved and Particulate Compounds in Ocean and Fresh Waters; Atmosphere; Biosphere; Sedimentary Rocks; Palaeoclimatology; Metamorphic Rocks.