Fundamentals of Geophysics

ISBN-10: 0521675960
ISBN-13: 9780521675963
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: William Lowrie
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

This unique textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of geophysics. Unlike most geophysics textbooks, it combines both the applied and theoretical aspects to the subject. The author explains complex geophysical concepts using abundant diagrams, a simplified mathematical treatment, and easy-to-follow equations. After placing the Earth in the context of the solar system, he describes each major branch of geophysics: gravitation, seismology, dating, thermal and electrical properties, geomagnetism, paleomagnetism and geodynamics. Each chapter begins with a summary of the basic physical principles, and a brief account of each topic's historical evolution. The book will satisfy the needs of intermediate-level earth science students from a variety of backgrounds, while at the same time preparing geophysics majors for continued study at a higher level.

Preface
The Earth as a planet
Gravity and the figure of the Earth
Seismology and the internal structure of the Earth
Earth's age, thermal and electrical properties
Geomagnetism and paleomagnetism
Index

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