Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Jochen Hoefs
    Pages 1-30
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 197-244

About this book


Stable Isotope Geochemistry is an introduction to the use of stable isotopes in the geosciences. It is subdivided into three parts:

- theoretical and experimental principles;

- fractionation mechanisms of light and heavy elements;

- the natural variations of geologically important reservoirs.

The 5th edition has been revised and extended and now includes a new chapter on palaeoclimatology. Special emphasis has been given to the growing field of "heavy" elements. Many new references have been added, which will enable quick access to recent literature. For students and scientists alike the book will be a primary source of information with regard to how and where stable isotopes can be used to solve geological problems.


Fractionation Isotope properties Mechanisms Natural variations Ocean Sediment Stable isotopes geochemistry geoscience sedimentary rock

Authors and affiliations

  • Jochen Hoefs
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeochemistryUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05408-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05406-2
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