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Stable Isotope Geochemistry

Authors: Hoefs, Jochen

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Stable Isotope Geochemistry, an introduction to the use of stable isotopes in the Earth Sciences, is subdivided into three parts: theoretical and experimental principles; fractionation mechanisms of light and heavy elements; and natural variations of geologically important reservoirs. Since publication of the 5th edition, substantial progress has been achieved in many subdisciplines of this field. Examples of these recent developments, which made a further revision necessary and are thus incorporated in the 6th edition, are:

- Applications of Multicollector- ICP-MS have grown rapidly and now enable investigations of natural isotope variations of a wide range of transition and heavy elements that could not previously be measured with adequate precision;

- Precise ion-probe measurements on the micrometer scale allow the detection of the growth and dissolution histories of minerals;

- Evidence for mass-independent fractionation in a variety of compounds and elements has increased considerably;

- High-precision analysis of the multiple rare isotopes of a specific element permit the distinction of different mass-dependent fractionation mechanisms;

- Precise measurements of molecules containing more than one rare isotope indicate non-random distributions of the rare isotopes, which potentially may be utilized as one-mineral thermometers.

This updated contemporary overview of the field continues to provide students, researchers, and practitioners with quick access to best practice, as well as the latest research and literature.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:

"This book forms an introduction to the wide range of applications of stable isotopes in geosciences. It is subdivided into … . The book forms a primary source of information with regard to how and where stable isotopes can be used to solve geological problems. This admirable overview presents an enormous … . The book is fluently written and easy to read. It certainly deserves its place in all scientific libraries and on the book shelf of numerous earth scientists … ." (Philippe Muchez, Geologica Belgica, Vol. 8(1-2), 2005)

"This fifth edition of Stable Isotope Geochemistry provides an excellent contemporary overview of numerous aspects of the use of stable isotopes in earth sciences. ... this book is well written, systematically structured, and contains both much useful and easily accessible information. … serves as an excellent up-to-date literature resource for the entire field of stable isotope research. … a book suitable for the vast majority of the isotope community, ranging from undergraduate students … to experienced researchers wishing to refresh their knowledge about recent developments." (Kay Knoeller, Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, Vol. 41 (2), June, 2005)

"Stable Isotope Geochemistry is … an introduction to the use of stable isotopes in the earth sciences. … contains 78 figures and 18 tables; they are valuable, complement the text, and facilitate understanding. The 43 pages of references serve as an excellent resource for the entire area of stable isotope geochemistry. ... a classical but state-of-the-art authoritative book, systematically structured, concisely written and full of much useful information. I highly recommend it to advanced undergraduate and graduate students and to researchers … ." (Xiqiu Han, Journal of Sedimentary Research, September, 2004)

"In its fifth edition, this is an exquisite, no-nonsense, very clearly written primer on stable isotope geochemistry. … Not only is this a very good textbook and primer, it is a superb reference book on stable isotope geochemistry. … Hoefs’ textbook can be fully recommended to sit on the desk of any geochemist or geoscientist (student and experienced colleague alike) dealing with stable isotopes." (Jörg Matschullat, Environmental Geology, Vol. 49, 2006)

"Professor Hoefs defines stable isotopes as atoms whose nuclei contain the same number of protons, but a different number of neutrons. … This book contains an exceptional list of literature references for additional study on specific topics. Hoefs’ book is a very valuable reference for individuals and companies engaged in isotopic studies and is very reasonably priced." (Robert F. Ehinger, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Vol. 89 (1), January, 2005)


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Table of contents (3 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stable Isotope Geochemistry
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03377-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03377-7
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XI, 203
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 9 in the series: Minerals and Rocks
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