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Isotopes and the Natural Environment


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Theory and Methodology of Isotopes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 3-11
    3. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 13-18
  3. Applications of Isotopes in the Natural Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 21-28
    3. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 29-40
    4. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 41-49
    5. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 51-59
    6. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 61-67
    7. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 69-76
    8. Paul Alexandre
      Pages 77-82
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 83-97

About this book


This book provides straightforward and practical information on isotopes applied to a variety of natural sciences. It covers the basics of isotopes and includes detailed examples from a range of natural sciences: ecology, biology, human health, environment and climate, geography, and geology, highlighting their applicability in these fields. It is a must-read for all advanced-undergraduate and graduate students working with isotopes, regardless of the area, and is a very useful one-stop resource for scientists starting in isotope research.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Geology DepartmentBrandon UniversityBrandonCanada

About the authors

Paul Alexandre is an experienced isotope scientist. He trained in France before perfecting his skills as a leading member of the Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research in Canada. He has applied isotopes to areas ranging from rainwater and human health to mineral exploration, and he is particularly interested in applications of isotopes in economic geology and mineralogy. Paul is a dedicated professor, who teaches and supervises at Brandon University, Canada.

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