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The Resource Nature's clocks : how scientists measure the age of almost everything, Doug Macdougall

Nature's clocks : how scientists measure the age of almost everything, Doug Macdougall

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Nature's clocks : how scientists measure the age of almost everything
Title
Nature's clocks
Title remainder
how scientists measure the age of almost everything
Statement of responsibility
Doug Macdougall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Radioactivity is like a clock that never needs adjusting, writes Doug Macdougall. "It would be hard to design a more reliable timekeeper." In Nature's Clocks, Macdougall tells how scientists who were seeking to understand the past arrived at the ingenious techniques they now use to determine the age of objects and organisms. By examining radiocarbon (C-14) dating?the best known of these methods?and several other techniques that geologists use to decode the distant past, Macdougall unwraps the last century's advances, explaining how they reveal the age of our fossil ancestors such as
Cataloging source
MERUC
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1944-
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Macdougall, J. D.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Geochronometry
  • Geological time
  • Radioisotopes in geology
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Geochronometry
  • Geological time
  • Radioisotopes in geology
Label
Nature's clocks : how scientists measure the age of almost everything, Doug Macdougall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No vestige of a beginning-- -- Mysterious rays -- Wild Bill's quest -- Changing perceptions -- Getting the lead out -- Dating the boundaries -- Clocking evolution -- Ghostly forests and Mediterranean volcanoes -- More and more from less and less
Control code
ocn560506232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435684737
Lccn
2007046955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 22573/cttt38b4
  • 9674b407-c454-41a5-b722-8f826edb013d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560506232
Label
Nature's clocks : how scientists measure the age of almost everything, Doug Macdougall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No vestige of a beginning-- -- Mysterious rays -- Wild Bill's quest -- Changing perceptions -- Getting the lead out -- Dating the boundaries -- Clocking evolution -- Ghostly forests and Mediterranean volcanoes -- More and more from less and less
Control code
ocn560506232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435684737
Lccn
2007046955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttt38b4
  • 9674b407-c454-41a5-b722-8f826edb013d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560506232

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