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Precambrian Geochronology of North America
This bibliography is an attempt to bring together as many of the studies dealing with the Precambrian geochronology of North America as possible, and to provide a short summary of each study. Journal articles, symposium and conference papers, abstracts, and those Ph.D. theses found in Dissertation Abstracts International covering the period 1951 through 1977 are included. The summaries are designed to give a review of the results of each study. They are not intended to serve as substitutes for the original papers. For this reason changes in decay constants, errors in measurements and ages, analytical techniques, and sections of papers dealing with subjects other than geochronology have been largely ignored. This bibliography was conceived as a source to which a worker could turn to find geochronological studies relevant to a particular area. Studies dealing solely with refinements in decay constants, improvements in analytical or mathematical techniques, and laboratory studies of the behavior of isotope systems under conditions approximating metamorphic environments have not been included. Abstracts reporting preliminary results have been included if the full-length paper was published at least one year later.