Cambridge Core – Solid Earth Geophysics – Fundamentals of Geophysics – by William Lowrie. This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal WILLIAM LOWRIE. Swiss Federal Institute of. Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Central to the Earth Sciences today, it encompasses areas such as seismology, volcanism, plate.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Text-boxes are used for auxiliary explanations and to handle topics of interest for more advanced students. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Gravity and the figure of the Earth. Description This second edition of Fundamentals geophysicx Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an introductory level of knowledge in physics and mathematics.

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Planetary Science Peter Read. Table of contents Preface; 1. It gives a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics, and presents geophysics within the wider context of liwrie tectonics, geodynamics and planetary science.

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Fractured Porous Media 01 Pierre M. Earth’s age, geolhysics and electrical properties; 5. University of Tasmania, pp. Matthews and David T. Deep inside the Earth, the temperature is high enough to produce a fluid outer core of molten iron.

The state of stress at continental margins. The results were applied to the solution of geologic-tectonic problems, and to analysis of the polarity history of the geomagnetic field. Fundamentals of Geophysics William Lowrie Limited preview – This new edition also includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help assess the reader’s understanding of the topics covered and quantitative exercises for more thorough evaluation. The Earth as a planet; 2. Cambridge University PressSep 11, – Science – pages.

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His research activity involved interpreting the Earth’s magnetic field in the geological past from the magnetizations of dated rocks. It is clearly written, beautifully illustrated, and geopjysics the appropriate balance between mathematical and descriptive treatment.

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The book will satisfy the needs of intermediate-level earth science students from a variety of backgrounds, while at the same time preparing geophysics lorwie for continued study at a higher level. I have already found it helpful in teaching second-year geology students and have no doubt that it will be a useful reference book for undergraduates. Academic Skip to main content.

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Geophysicists have established that the greatest source of energy powering geological processes is the Earth’s internal heat. Unlike most geophysics textbooks, it combines geophhsics the gelphysics and theoretical aspects to the subject. Looking for beautiful books?

Nature, Physical Science, Vol. Galapagos Islands and adjacent ridges. Carey, SW,The tectonic approach to continental drift. The new second edition includes text boxes that deal geopphysics with specific background topics e.

This unique textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of geophysics. Lowrie describes how the magnetic field also magnetizes rocks during their formation, geeophysics a permanent record of the ancient field and its direction that geophysicists have learned to use to interpret past motions of the continents and tectonic plates.

It is the motion in this molten iron layer that produces the Earth’s magnetic field, which shields the planet against harmful radiation from the Sun and outer space, and thus makes the planet habitable. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of After placing the Earth in the context of the solar system, he describes each major branch of geophysics: From analyzes of Earth’s deepest interior to measurements made from Earth-orbiting satellites, Lowrie shows how geophysical exploration is vitally important in the search for mineral resources, and emphasizes our need to understand the history of our planet and geopuysics processes that govern its continuing evolution.