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Whole Earth Geophysics 2 An Introductory Textbook for Geologists and Geophysicists

By: Robert J Lillie
361 pages
Whole Earth Geophysics 2
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  • Whole Earth Geophysics 2 ISBN: 9780134905174 Paperback Jul 1998 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Whole Earth Geophysics is designed to introduce the principal geophysical phenomena and techniques – namely seismology, gravity, magnetism, and heat flow – to students whose primary training is in geology and who possess only a basic knowledge of physics. This text is appropriate for a variety of courses including Tectonics, Earthquake Seismology, Earthquake Geology, Reflection Seismology, and Gravity Interpretation, in addition to courses in Solid Earth Geophysics. Its abundant figures and exercises, combined with the straightforward, concise style of the text, put the essentials of geophysics well within reach of such readers.


1. Introduction. 2. Plate Tectonics. 3. Seismic Waves. 4. Seismic Refraction Interpretation. 5. Seismic Reflection: Acquisition, Processing and Waveform Analysis. 6. Structural and Tectonic Interpretation of Seismic Reflection Profiles. 7. Earthquake Seismology. 8. Gravity and Isostasy. 9. Magnetic Interpretation. 10. Heat Flow. Appendix A: Sequenced Writing Assignment for Whole Earth Geophysics Course. Appendix B: Units, Conversions, and Abbreviations. Appendix C: Igneous Rocks: Classification, Properties of Magmas, and Tectonic Occurrence. Appendix D: Answers to Selected Exercises.

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By: Robert J Lillie
361 pages
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