(Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra

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Summary º Hot Carbon ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters There are few fields of science that carbon 14 has not touched A radioactive isotope of carbon it stands out for its unusually long half life Best known for its application to estimating the age of artifacts carbon dating carbon 14 helped reveal new chronologies of human civilization and geological time Everything containing carbon the basis of all life could be placed in time according to the clock of radioactive decay with research appl. I read an uncorrected proof of John F Marra s Hot Carbon Carbon 14 and a Revolution in Science protected PDF on kindle provided to me by Columbia University Press through netgalley as an advance reader copy in return for promising to write an honest review The book is scheduled for release on June 25 2019 Marra is a professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Brooklyn College of City University of New York Prior to that he was a research scientist at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University from 1977 2007 His research concentrations are in ocean photosynthesis and marine phytoplanktonThe book takes a historical approach to the discovery and use of carbon 14 in a cross disciplinary fashion that drives towards its applications in oceanography That is working backwards what physics chemistry biology earth science and instrumentation technology does the reader need to know before they can understand the oceanographic issues Now as an engineer of applications of biomedical physics I was personally unaware of those applications and so it was an important learning for me At the same time the needed foundational work overlapped with my area of interest and was well presented The anecdotal stories of the critical scientists lives really captured my imagination I think I would enjoy Professor Marra s style in courseworkHowever I was very disturbed about a misstatement regarding isotopes that occurs twice in the early chapters He claims that N 14 gives up a neutron to change it to C 14 But that would change it to N 13 not C 14 In fact N 14 swaps out a proton to pick up a neutron in order to produce C 14 Clearly when he gives subseuent explanations Marra does understand this It is just unfortunate that no technical editing caught this fundamental and credibility damaging error The text makes good use of illustrations and figures to explain how the data works This writing is not a glossing over with sweeping conclusions about what science says like so many Marra explains the reasoning and teaches the scientific background necessary to make the judgements The math does not go beyond logarithms and what I consider high school level but it is used That background is deep but not broad For example there is a lot to organic chemistry than photosynthesis but for starting points it is a good one that relates to everyday lifeThe oceanography is pretty technical and somewhat arcane as Marra moves into his particular expertise Even so it does relate to current issues in climate science A lot of climate science is of a first time speculative nature Unfortunately by the time the impact of increased CO2 methane and other greenhouse gasses are as confirmed as the material in the earlier chapters it may be too late to avoid conseuences disastrous to human life The record of past climate change has shown a susceptibility to rapid change especially in continental areas influenced by the global pattern of ocean currentsI recommend this book to scientifically oriented readers who wish to broaden their perspective Hopefully by the time of a second edition I can move that to highly recommend

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Summary º Hot Carbon ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters Ications ranging from archeology to oceanography to climatologyIn Hot Carbon John F Marra tells the untold story of this scientific revolution He weaves together the workings of the many disciplines that employ carbon 14 with gripping tales of the individuals who pioneered its possibilities He describes the concrete applications of carbon 14 to the study of all the stuff of life on earth from climate science's understanding of change over. This book was very interesting I had always wondered how carbon 14 helped scientists date relics The author goes through the details behind that bringing up uniue carbon 14 signatures associated with development and testing of the atomic bomb and changes in ocean currents It is amazing how so much of the natural world ties to this topic Some of the detailed discussion in the middle to later chapters was beyond me but the author always brought it back around to the main conclusions so I could skip those parts and still learn an awful lot I really appreciate the insight I got from this book Recommended readingI got a copy of this book for free to read and review All opinions above are my own Dictionnaire des onomatopées (Dictionnaires Quadrige) pioneered its مسنون نكاح اور شادي بياه كي رسومات possibilities He describes the concrete applications of carbon 14 to the study of all the stuff of life on earth from climate science's understanding of change over. This book was very interesting I had always wondered how carbon 14 helped scientists date relics The author goes through the details behind that bringing up uniue carbon 14 signatures associated with development and testing of the atomic bomb and changes in ocean currents It is amazing how so much of the natural world ties to this topic Some of the detailed discussion in the middle to later chapters was beyond me but the author always brought it back around to the main conclusions so I could skip those Happy Hour Love Lessons #1 parts and still learn an awful lot I really appreciate the insight I got from this book Recommended readingI got a copy of this book for free to read and review All opinions above are my own

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Summary º Hot Carbon ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters Time to his own work on oceanic photosynthesis with microscopic phytoplankton Marra's engaging narrative encompasses nuclear testing the peopling of the Americas elephant poaching and the flax plants used for the linen in the Shroud of Turin Combining colorful narrative prose with accessible explanations of fundamental science Hot Carbon is a thought provoking exploration of how the power of carbon 14 informs our relationship to the past. If you like science even a little andor get excited about discussions of things like atoms and electromagnetic spectrums you ll love this But you don t have to have a science background to enjoy it The author does a great job of providing history and context plus photos and diagrams to provide an interesting history to the amazing carbon 14 and its discovery Thanks very much for the ARC for review


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    Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra Hot Carbon sounded to be another hit for me Unfortunately it wasn’tThe facts presented are very interesting; I didn’t know much about Carbon 14 other than its use for age dating so I learned uite a few new things However all those presented

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    (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters Free read Hot Carbon I read an uncorrected proof of John F Marra’s Hot Carbon; Carbon 14 and a Revolution in Science protected PDF on kindle provided to me by Columbia University Press through netgalley as an advance reader copy in return for promising to write an honest review The book is scheduled for release on June 25 2019 Marr

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    Free read Hot Carbon John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra Who would enjoy this book?This volume would appeal most to those with a scientific focus Students of the Environmental Sciences would be the best candidates to enjoy the offering in Hot Carbon I studied a different scientific profession and yet I still found this first outing by Marra to be entertaining and enlightening although replete with factual errors If you have an interest in learning new things this book will

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    (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra Written by John F Marra Hot Carbon is a non fiction novel that looks at how carbon and carbon 14 in particular has shaped what is our modern wo

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    Free read Hot Carbon Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters This is a book for those with a background in math and chemistry maybe general sciences would work as well As a humanities major myself I had some serious eye glazing during the parts of the chemistry and math I enjoy popular science

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    Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra This book was very interesting I had always wondered how carbon 14 helped scientists date relics The author goes through t

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    Free read Hot Carbon (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra Note I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley 35 starsIn Hot Carbon John F Marra explores the history of carbon 14 the mechanics of its origin the circumstances of its discovery and the wide field of application in various scientific disciplines Other than the very obvious carbon dating in archaeology he describes carbon

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    Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra If you like science even a little andor get excited about discussions of things like atoms and electromagnetic spectrums you'll love this But you don't have to have a science background to enjoy it The author does a great job of providing history and context plus photos and diagrams to provide an interesting history to the amazing carbon 14

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    Summary ð E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ John F. Marra John F. Marra ✓ 9 Characters (Hot Carbon) [New] ¾ John F. Marra This was an easy to understand description of the discovery of radioactivity in general and the utility of carbon 14 in particular In the digital ARC I received from NetGalley there was an error in the definition of isotope which prevents me from giving this a higher recommendation Contrary to the text in Hot Carbon all isotopes of an element must have the same number of protons though they do have different numbers of

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  • Hardcover
  • 280
  • Hot Carbon
  • John F. Marra
  • en
  • 02 November 2019
  • 9780231186704