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The solid earth : an introduction to global geophysics

Author: C M R Fowler
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This acclaimed textbook provides a general introduction to the study of modern physics of the solid Earth, including the workings of both the Earth's surface and its deep interior." "The Solid Earth is a textbook for undergraduate students enrolled in introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. It can also be used as a reference book for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C M R Fowler
ISBN: 0521584094 9780521584098 0521893070 9780521893077
OCLC Number: 1004591013
Description: xiii, 685 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. p. 1. 2. Tectonics on a sphere : the geometry of plate tectonics. p. 5. 3. Past plate motions. p. 43. 4. Seismology measuring the interior. p. 100. 5. Gravity. p. 193. 6. Geochronology. p. 233. 7. Heat. p. 269. 8. deep interior of the Earth. p. 326. 9. oceanic lithosphere : ridges, transforms, trenches and oceanic islands. p. 391. 10. continental lithosphere. p. 509. App. 1. Scalars, vectors and differential operators. p. 615. App. 2. Theory of elasticity and elastic waves. p. 620. App. 3. Geometry of ray paths and inversion of earthquake body-wave time-distance curves. p. 630. App. 4. least-squares method. p. 636. App. 5. error function. p. 638. App. 6. Units and symbols. p. 640. App. 7. Numerical data. p. 648. App. 8. IASP91 Earth model. p. 650. App. 9. preliminary reference Earth model, isotropic version --
PREM. p. 651. App. 10. modified Mercalli intensity scale (abridged version). p. 654.
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"This acclaimed textbook provides a general introduction to the study of modern physics of the solid Earth, including the workings of both the Earth's surface and its deep interior." "The Solid Earth is a textbook for undergraduate students enrolled in introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. It can also be used as a reference book for graduate students and other researchers in the geological and geophysical sciences. This second edition has been revised to bring the content fully up to date and to reflect the most recent advances in geophysical research."--BOOK JACKET.

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