Looking into the Earth An Introduction to Geological Geophysics

ISBN-10: 052178574X

ISBN-13: 9780521785747

Edition: 2000

Authors: M. Aftab Khan, Alan E. Mussett, Sue Button

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Looking into the Earth comprehensively describes the principles and applications of both global and exploration geophysics on all scales. It describes the geophysical methods and illustrates their use in a number of extended case histories.
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Book details

List price: $106.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 492
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Preface
Introducing geophysics and this book
Geophysical Methods
Data acquisition and reduction: carrying out a geophysical survey
Data processing: getting more information from the data
Global seismology and seismic waves
Earthquakes and seismotectonics
Refraction seismology
Seismic reflection
Gravity on a small scale
Large-scale gravity and isostasy
Palaeomagnetism and mineral magnetism
Magnetic surveying
Resistivity methods
Induced polarisation and self-potential
Electromagnetic methods
The ages of rocks and minerals: radiometric dating
Radioactive surveying
Geothermics: heat and temperature in the Earth
Well-logging and other sub-surface geophysics
Examples of Applications
Which geophysical methods to use?
Global tectonics
Is the Kenya Rift a new plate margin? - a regional geophysical study
Hydrocarbon exploration
Exploration for metalliferous ores
Volcanoes
The Chicxulub structure and the K/T mass extinction
Hydrogeology and contaminated land
Location of cavities and voids
Archaeological site surveying
References
Index
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