skip to content
The solid earth : an introduction to global geophysics Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

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
Summary:
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...
You are not connected to the University of Cape Town Libraries network. Access to online content and services may require you to authenticate with your library. Off-campus access
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

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 --
PREM --
Appendix 10. The modified Mercalli intensity scale (abridged version).
Responsibility: C.M.R. Fowler.

Abstract:

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...
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'... the second edition is significantly improved and augmented ... More than ever this book stands out as both an excellent introduction for geophysics undergraduates and a valuable reference text Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.