This bookÕs abundant figures and exercises, combined with the straightforward, concise style of the book, put the essentials of geophysics well within reach of students whose primary training is in geology and who possess only a basic knowledge of physics. It is designed to introduce the principal geophysical phenomena and techniques—namely seismology, gravity, magnetism, and heat flow.
This textbook, designed for a solid earth geophysics course at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level, introduces geology students with a basic grounding in math and physics to the fundamentals of various geophysical phenomena and techniques. It first presents a general framework for study of gross features of the Earth, then examines how each geophysical technique contributes to whole Earth knowledge. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.