There are few analytical techniques in the geosciences that evolve so rapidly that a new book describing the current state-of-the-art is warranted just seven years after publication of the previous book describing the current state-of-the-art. However, if any technique warrants this sort of introspection, it is certainly laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Volume 40 of the Mineralogical Association of Canada’s short course series revisits the general topic of Volume 29 of the same series: LA-ICP-MS in the earth sciences. Volume 40 contains 16 chapters and nine appendices and includes contributions from more than 50 scientists from around the world....

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