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Book review: Advances in 40Ar/39Ar dating: From archaeology to planetary sciences

May 1, 2015

The recently published book Advances in 40Ar/39Ar Dating: From Archaeology to Planetary Sciences is a collection of 24 chapters authored by international scientists on topics ranging from decay constants to 40Ar/39Ar dating of extraterrestrial objects. As stated by the editors in their introduction, these chapters were assembled with the goal of providing technique-specific examples highlighting recent advances in the field of 40Ar/39Ar dating. As this is the first book truly dedicated to 40Ar/39Ar dating since the second edition printing of the argon geochronologist’s handbook Geochronology and Thermochronology by the 40Ar/39Ar Method (McDougall and Harrison 1999), a new collection of chapters highlighting recent advances in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology offers much to the interested reader.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2015
Title Book review: Advances in 40Ar/39Ar dating: From archaeology to planetary sciences
DOI 10.2138/am-2015-656
Authors Michael A. Cosca
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title American Mineralogist
Series Number
Index ID 70188818
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center