"All my friends were either hooking up with hydrogen or plutonium," says one activist for equal rights for carbon daters, "But I just didn't see anything attractive in those elements. It was a hunk of the stable isotope, C13, which is my favorite.
Of the world's fetishes, carbon dating is one of the most difficult to have, because sexual satisfaction is very hard to come by.
He was employed at Caltech's Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences at the time of writing the first edition.
He is presently employed in the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
For historical reasons, uncalibrated radiocarbon measurements are often referred to a half-life of 5568 years.
However, this inconsistency is corrected during calibration [the reason for using the (Willard F.) Libby half-life of 5568 years instead of the correct one of 5730 years has to do with the finding in about 1962 that the true half-life was 573030 years.