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The Solid Earth
An Introduction to Global Geophysics

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893077

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  • The second edition of this acclaimed textbook has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect the latest advances in geophysical research. It is designed for students in introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. New to this edition are a section of color plates and separate sections on the earth's mantle and core. The book also contains an extensive glossary of terms, and includes numerous exercises for which solutions are available to instructors from First Edition Hb (1990): 0-521-37025-6 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-38590-3

    • The first edition was hailed by geophysicists as one of the outstanding texts in modern Earth Sciences
    • This new edition has been brought completely up-to-date to reflect the latest advances in geophysics
    • The book also contains an extensive glossary of terms, and includes numerous exercises for which solutions are available to instructors from
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    "...excellent both for teachers and for those seeking a review of these processes from a geophysical point of view." Nature

    "Anyone looking through the book will immediately feel that here is a quality textbook which will long be remembered by both teachers and students...I consider that the book is essential for all students seriously commencing a course in geology or geophysics." The Leading Edge, Ronald Green

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893077
    • length: 728 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 195 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.975kg
    • contains: 384 b/w illus. 31 colour illus. 31 tables 143 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Tectonics on a sphere: the geometry of plate tectonics
    3. Past plate motions
    4. Seismology: measuring the interior
    5. Gravity
    6. Geochronology
    7. Heat
    8. The deep interior of the Earth
    9. The oceanic lithosphere: ridges, transforms, trenches and oceanic islands
    10. The continental lithosphere
    A1. Scalars, vector and differential operators
    A2. Theory of elasticity and elastic waves
    A3. Geometry of ray paths and inversion of earthquakes body wave time-distance curves
    A4. The least-squares method
    A5. The error function
    A6. Units and symbols
    A7. Numerical data
    A8. IASP91 Earth model
    A9. Preliminary reference Earth model isotropic version - PREM

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    • Advanced topics in geology
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    C. M. R. Fowler, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Mary Fowler is a Professor and Head of the Department of Geology at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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