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Introduction to the Physics of the Earth's Interior

Introduction to the Physics of the Earth's Interior

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  • Date Published: March 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521663922

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  • Enlarged and fully updated, this new edition takes into account the considerable experimental and theoretical progress recently made in the field. Introduction to the Physics of the Earth's Interior describes the structure, composition and temperature of the deep Earth. The book reviews the fundamentals of continuum mechanics and thermodynamics of solids, and presents the theory of lattice vibration in solids. It introduces the various equations of state and discusses melting laws and transport properties. The volume closes with a discussion of current seismological, thermal and compositional models of the Earth. About 250 new references have been added.

    • First edition received excellent reviews
    • Second edition fully updated and enlarged
    • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the physics of the Earth's interior
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "It is a pleasure to read a book as well written and well produced as the one that Jean-Paul Poirier and C.U.P. have given us...This text is ideal for any senior undergraduate or researcher interested in the solid Earth...Go and buy it!" Geological Magazine

    "...an important summary text...Here for the first time in one publication are sketches of the most important aspects of mineral physics related to an understanding of the Earth's deep interior...excellent presentation. Poirier writes with the authority of an active scientist." Physics Today

    "Highly recommended for the equations of state and melting relations for the earth's interior." Journal of Geological Education

    "As noted in the preface, many intermediate and advanced level geophysics textbooks briefly treat some of the basic concepts of the physics of the earth, but to date there has been no comprehensive text offering a complete background on this subject. Poirier's book does much to successfully fill this gap." Geophyics

    "be very helpful" Pure appl. geophys., Vol 158 2001

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521663922
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 112 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. Background of thermodynamics of solids
    2. Elastic moduli
    3. Lattice vibrations
    4. Equations of state
    5. Melting
    6. Transport properties
    7. Earth models
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Jean-Paul Poirier, Institut de France, Paris

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