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Handbook of Isotopes in the Cosmos
Hydrogen to Gallium

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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521530835

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  • Each naturally occurring isotope contributes to the history of matter by having its own special role in cosmic evolution. This volume elucidates the origins of our material world by looking at the abundance of the elements and their isotopes, and how this is interpreted within the theory of nucleosynthesis. Each isotope of elements from Hydrogen to Gallium is covered in detail. The book will be suitable for astronomers, physicists, chemists, geologists and planetary scientists, and contains a glossary of essential technical terms.

    • A readable companion to the isotopes, and their place in the cosmos
    • Written by a leading authority in the field
    • Accessible to scientists from a range of disciplines, from astronomy to geology
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    'Clayton writes that he wants his readers to open the book at any point and be able to read of a wondrous world. I tested this theory exhaustively, and it works. I was charmed.' Chemistry World

    '… a unique information resource for scientists.' Orion

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    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521530835
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Hydrogen (H)
    2. Helium (He)
    3. Lithium (Li)
    4. Beryllium (Be)
    5. Boron (B)
    6. Carbon (C)
    7. Nitrogen (N)
    8. Oxygen (O)
    9. Fluorine (F)
    10. Neon (Ne)
    11. Sodium (Na)
    12. Magnesium (Mg)
    13. Aluminium (Al)
    14. Silicon (Si)
    15. Phosphorous (P)
    16. Sulphur (S)
    17. Chlorine (Cl)
    18. Argon (Ar)
    19. Potassium (K)
    20. Calcium (Ca)
    21. Scandium (Sc)
    22. Titanium (Ti)
    23. Vanadium (V)
    24. Chromium (Cr)
    25. Manganese (Mn)
    26. Iron (Fe)
    27. Cobalt (Co)
    28. Nickel (Ni)
    29. Copper (Cu)
    30. Zinc (Zn)
    31. Gallium (Ga)
    Glossary.

  • Author

    Donald Clayton, Clemson University, South Carolina
    Donald Clayton is Centennial Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University, South Carolina.

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