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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
Language
eng
Summary
"In Nature's Clocks, Doug Macdougall tells the story of scientists seeking to understand the past and shows how they arrived at the ingenious techniques they use to determine the age of objects and organisms. Focusing on radiocarbon (C-14) dating - the best-known of these methods and the only one that can directly date once-living material - and several other techniques that geologists use to decode the distant past, Macdougall unwraps the past century's advances, explaining how scientists use radioactivity to determine the ages of our fossil ancestors such as "Lucy," the timing of the dinosaurs' extinction, and the precise ages of tiny mineral grains that date from the beginning of the Earth's history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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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
LC call number
QE508
LC item number
.M27 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Geochronometry
  • Geological time
  • Radioisotopes in geology
  • Geochronometry
  • Geological time
  • Radioisotopes in geology
  • Altersbestimmung
  • Geochronometrie
  • Geologie
  • Methode
  • Radiometrie
  • Radionuklid
  • Altersbestimmung
  • Geochronometrie
  • Geologie
  • Methode
  • Radiometrie
  • Radionuklid
  • Geokronologi
  • Kol-14-datering
Label
Nature's clocks : how scientists measure the age of almost everything, Doug Macdougall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 -- Appendix A : The geological time scale -- Appendix B : Periodic table of the elements -- Appendix C : Additional notes
Control code
181335927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780520261617
Lccn
2007046955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)181335927
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 -- Appendix A : The geological time scale -- Appendix B : Periodic table of the elements -- Appendix C : Additional notes
Control code
181335927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 271 pages
Isbn
9780520261617
Lccn
2007046955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)181335927

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