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Deformation of Earth Materials
An Introduction to the Rheology of Solid Earth

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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107406056

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  • This graduate textbook presents a comprehensive, unified treatment of the materials science of deformation as applied to solid Earth geophysics and geology. The deformation of Earth materials is presented in a systematic way covering elastic, anelastic and viscous deformation. Advanced discussions on relevant debates are also included to bring readers a full picture of science in this interdisciplinary area. This textbook is ideal for graduate courses on the rheology and dynamics of solid Earth, and includes review questions with solutions so readers can monitor their understanding of the material presented. It is also a much-needed reference for geoscientists in many fields including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, materials science, mineralogy and ceramics.

    • A multidisciplinary text that combines a materials science approach to Earth deformation with results from seismology
    • Presents applications for geology and geophysics
    • Includes results for the Earth and other terrestrial planets
    • Contains problems with solutions to test the readers' understanding of the material
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    '… a welcome addition to textbooks dealing with experimental rock mechanics and its application to natural rock deformation. … provides by far the most comprehensive and authoritative treatment of this field in recent years. … its greatest value lies in the drawing together of traditional topics together with more recent developments such as the thermodynamic aspects of rock deformation and links with whole-Earth geodynamics. This is combined with a clear writing style and excellent illustrations to make this an essential addition to a researcher's bookshelf.' Geological Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107406056
    • length: 482 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 188 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. General Background:
    1. Stress and strain
    2. Thermodynamics
    3. Phenomenological theory of deformation
    Part II. Materials Science of Deformation:
    4. Elasticity
    5. Crystalline defects
    6. Experimental techniques in the study of plastic deformation
    7. Brittle fracture, brittle-plastic transition
    8. Diffusional creep
    9. Dislocation creep
    10. Effects of pressure and water
    11. Physical mechanisms of seismic wave attenuation
    12. Deformation of multi-phase materials
    13. Grain size
    14. Lattice preferred orientation
    15. Effects of phase transformations
    16. Stability and localization of deformation
    Part III. Geological and Geophysical Applications:
    17. Composition and structure of Earth's interior
    18. Time-dependent deformation of Earth and rheological structures
    19. Inference of rheological structure of Earth from mineral physics
    20. Heterogeneity of seismic wave velocities and its geodynamic significance
    21. Seismic anisotropy and its geodynamic significance

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