For courses in Geochemistry that emphasize stable isotopes, offered in departments of Geology. Discussion of stable isotope geochemistry is generally limited to a specific scholarly paper or to cursory coverage in a larger geochemistry text. This is the first dedicated text to cover the basics of a wide range of stable isotope applications in a manner appropriate for someone entering the field. At the same time, it offers sufficient detail - and numerous references and examples - to direct research for further inquiry.* Functional, practical organization:- Each chapter covers a specific topic of stable isotope geochemistry.- Each chapter can be used as a weekly lesson. * Discussion of diverse topics such as hydrology, carbon in plants, meteorites, carbonates, metamorphic rocks, etc. * Extensive discussion of theory and principles of isotope fractionation. * Unique, up-to-date discussion of meteorite (extraterrestrial) isotope data. * Historical perspective - Presents the subject in an interesting context, with the classic papers noted. * Problems with answers at the end of each chapter. * Well-captioned figures illustrating important concepts. * Extensive bibliography (over 750 references cited).