ISBN13:978-0521785747 ISBN10: 052178574X This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521780858 ISBN10: 0521780853
Summary: Looking into the Earth comprehensively describes the principles and applications of both "global" and "exploration" geophysics on all scales. It forms an introduction to geophysics for geologists, civil engineers, environmental scientists, and field archaeologists. The book is organized into two parts: Part 1 describes the geophysical methods, while Part 2 illustrates their use in a number of extended case histories. Mussett and Khan introduce mat
hematical and physical principles at an elementary level, and then develop them as necessary. Student questions and exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Written for introductory and intermediate level courses in geology, earth science, environmental science, and engineering, this is also an excellent introductory textbook in geophysics.
Summary: Looking into the Earth comprehensively describes the principles and applications of both "global" and "exploration" geophysics on all scales. It forms an introduction to geophysics for geologists, civil engineers, environmental scientists, and field archaeologists. The book is organized into two parts: Part 1 describes the geophysical methods, while Part 2 illustrates their use in a number of extended case histories. Mussett and Khan introduce mathematical and physical principles at an elementary level, and then develop them as necessary. Student questions and exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Written for introductory and intermediate level courses in geology, earth science, environmental science, and engineering, this is also an excellent introductory textbook in geophysics.
Edition/Copyright:00 Cover: Publisher:Cambridge University Press Year Published: 2000 International: No
"...a well-written textbook which in its style and content provides a first class, sharp and well-focused introduction to geological geophysics. A very thorough introduction to the principles and practice of exploration and solid earth geophysics...gives the best coverage of geophysical case studies published to date...deserves the highest recommendation...an excellent text for undergraduates in the Earth Sciences."
--Professor Norman Hamilton, University of Southampton
"...uses a fresh, insightful, and comprehensive approach to overview geophysical methods and concepts. The treatment of this broad subject is thorough but is clearly written and does not get bogged down in details and mathematics. The illustrations are excellent."
--Professor G. Randy Keller, University of Texas at El Paso
"...the most readable geologically oriented geophysical text on the market..."
--Professor Mike Dentith, University of Western Australia
Cambridge University Press Web Site, August, 2001
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1. Introducing geophysics and this book
Part I. Geophysical Methods
2. Data acquisition and reduction: carrying out a geophysical survey 3. Data processing: getting more information from the data 4. Global seismology and seismic waves 5. Earthquakes and seismotectonics 6. Refraction seismology 7. Seismic reflection 8. Gravity on a small scale 9. Large-scale gravity and isostasy 10. Palaeomagnetism and mineral magnetism 11. Magnetic surveying 12. Resistivity methods 13. Induced polarisation and self-potential 14. Electromagnetic methods 15. The ages of rocks and minerals: radiometric dating 16. Radioactive surveying 17. Geothermics: heat and temperature in the Earth 18. Well-logging and other sub-surface geophysics
Part II. Examples of Applications
19. Which geophysical methods to use? 20. Global tectonics 21. Is the Kenya Rift a new plate margin? - a regional geophysical study 22. Hydrocarbon exploration 23. Exploration for metalliferous ores 24. Volcanoes 25. The Chicxulub structure and the K/T mass extinction 26. Hydrogeology and contaminated land 27. Location of cavities and voids 28. Archaeological site surveying
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