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The solid earth : an introduction to global geophysics

Author: C M R Fowler
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C M R Fowler
ISBN: 0521893070 9780521893077 0521584094 9780521584098
OCLC Number: 53325178
Description: xviii, 685 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Tectonics on a sphere : the geometry of plate tectonics --
Past plate motions --
Seismology measuring the interior --
Gravity --Geochronology --
Heat --
The deep interior of the Earth --
The oceanic lithosphere : ridges, transforms, trenches and oceanic islands --
The continental lithosphere --
Appendix 1. Scalars, vectors and differential operators --
Appendix 2. Theory of elasticity and elastic waves --
Appendix 3. Geometry of ray paths and inversion of earthquake body-wave time-distance curves --
Appendix 4. The least-squares method --
Appendix 5. The error function --
Appendix 6. Units and symbols --
Appendix 7. Numerical data --
Appendix 8. The IASP91 Earth model --
Appendix 9. The preliminary reference Earth model, isotropic version --
Appendix 10. The modified Mercalli intensity scale (abridged version).
Responsibility: C.M.R. Fowler.


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  Read more...
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