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Looking Into the Earth: An Introduction to Geological Geophysicsby Alan E. Mussett and M. Aftab Khan
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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.
Comprehensively describes the principles and applications of "global" and "exploration" geophysics for introductory/intermediate university students.
This textbook comprehensively describes the principles and applications of both 'global' and 'exploration' geophysics. It is aimed primarily at introductory and intermediate university students taking courses in geology, earth science, environmental science, and engineering. It will also form an excellent introductory textbook in geophysics departments.
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Table of Contents
Preface; 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; References; Index.
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