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Author Fowler, C. M. R., author.

Title The solid earth : an introduction to global geophysics / C.M.R. Fowler
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 685 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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)
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 recent advances in geophysical research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Geophysics.
Earth (Planet)
Earth (Planet)
Terre (Planète)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003065424
ISBN 0511819641