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The Solid Earth

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A fully up-dated edition of this acclaimed undergraduate geophysics textbook.

A fully up-dated edition of this acclaimed undergraduate geophysics textbook.


Mary Fowler is a Professor and Head of the Department of Geology at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The Solid Earth is a general introduction to the physics of the Earth's surface and its deep interior. This new edition of Mary Fowler's acclaimed textbook has been fully revised to reflect the latest advances in geophysical research. Solutions to the numerous exercises are available from www.cambridge.org/9780521893077.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Sources; 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; Glossary; Index.


Titel: The Solid Earth
Untertitel: An Introduction to Global Geophysics
EAN: 9780521893077
ISBN: 978-0-521-89307-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Geowissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 728
Gewicht: 2000g
Größe: H45mm x B246mm x T189mm
Veröffentlichung: 02.02.2005
Jahr: 2004
Auflage: 2., überarb. Aufl.



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