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The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics [Paperback]

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December 20, 2004 0521893070 978-0521893077 2
The second edition of this acclaimed textbook has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect the latest advances in geophysical research. It is designed for students in introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. New to this edition are a section of color plates and separate sections on the earth's mantle and core. The book also contains an extensive glossary of terms, and includes numerous exercises for which solutions are available to instructors from solutions@cambridge.org. First Edition Hb (1990): 0-521-37025-6 First Edition Pb (1990): 0-521-38590-3

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"...excellent both for teachers and for those seeking a review of these processes from a geophysical point of view." Nature

"Anyone looking through the book will immediately feel that here is a quality textbook which will long be remembered by both teachers and students...I consider that the book is essential for all students seriously commencing a course in geology or geophysics." The Leading Edge, Ronald Green

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The Solid Earth is a general introduction to the physics of the solid Earth, including the workings of both the Earth's surface and its deep interior. The second edition of this acclaimed textbook has been brought fully up-to-date to reflect the latest advances in geophysical research. It is designed for students on introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. The book contains an extensive glossary of terms, and includes numerous exercises for which solutions are available to instructors from solutions@cambridge.org.

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  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (December 20, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521893070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521893077
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 0.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This was a required textbook for one of my first undergraduate courses in geophysics, and it was incredibly exciting to read. It brought a lot of things together for me, so that I finally understood the linkages between all the things we were learning about. A classic in the field. Most of my PhD colleagues have this on their shelf and refer to it with affection.
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* It includes the recent progress of Solid Earth as huge volume of geophysical book (685 pages) and detail discussion under 12 Chapters of Solid Earth and Global Geophysics as:

1. Introduction, pp. 1-3

2. Tectonics on a sphere: the geometry of plate tectonics, pp. 5-40.

3. Past plate motions, pp.43-94.

4. Seismology Measuring the interior, pp. 100-186.

5. Gravity, pp.193-230

6. Geochronology, pp. 193-230.

7. Heat, pp. 269-323.

8. The deep interior of the Earth, pp. 326-381.

9. The oceanic lithosphere: ridges, transforms, trenches and oceanic islands, pp. 391-493.

10. The continental lithosphere, pp. 509-602.

11. Appendixes on used mathematics , units and functions, pp.615-654

12. Glossary, pp.655-666.

* Following the detail discussion from the point of mathematical derivation and attractively illustrated pictures on given above issues, solutions are given for pedagogical problems following each subsection. For example, two problem solutions under the Chapter 2 are given for calculation of relative motion at a plate boundary (see page 21) and calculating rotational vector (see Page 24). After the well-defined problems and provided easy-going solutions, finally 11 more questions are provided at the end of Chapter 1 (see pp.37). At the end of Chapter 1, 43 references are listed just for related issues of Plate Tectonics. The reference list includes a selection not from best-known Journals (e.g., Science and Nature) but also publications from past (1971) to present (2004). From the illustrated part of proposing book, it is a good evidence for what the suggested book is both friendly interactive and pedagogically well illustrated.

* The textbook is being used in number of Universities in courses to teach Solid Earth. Among those universities through the world are the following:

* Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California-USA

* Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, CANADA.

* Department of Geological Sciences, Queen's University at Kingston, ENGLAND

* Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, NEW ZELAND.
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I am currently taking a geophysics course and this book is a required textbook. I am finding this book to be helpful but hard to understand at times. Though it is an excelent resource for geophysics students.
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Geophysics, the physics of the Earth, is a huge subject that includes the physics of space and the atmosphere, of the oceans and of the interior of the planet. Read the first page
Key Phrases - Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs): (learn more)
geoid height anomaly, emplacement zone, refraction line shot, past plate motions, magnetic bight, equilibrium geotherm, overriding mantle, viscoelastic lithosphere, implications for the subduction process, metastable olivine wedge, ridge axis, radioactive heat generation, basal heat flow, transformational faulting, median valley, isostatic anomaly, magnetized blocks, endothermic phase change, mantle wedge, palaeomagnetic pole, normal oceanic crust, concordia curve, bathymetric depth, elastic thickness, absolute plate motions
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American Geophysical Union, East Pacific Rise, Earth Planet, North America, New York, Cambridge University Press, Geological Society of America, Indian Ocean, Juan de Fuca, Geophysical Monograph, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, North Atlantic, Reykjanes Ridge, San Andreas Fault, South America, Academic Press, Macmillan Magazines Ltd, Vancouver Island, New Mexico, Special Publication, East African Rift, Astr Soc, New Zealand, San Francisco
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