From the Back Cover
There are three central themes running throughout the presentation:
- Rocks as the prototype material for defining a class of materials
- The PM space model as a useful theoretical construct for developing a phenomenology
- A sequencer of refined analysis methods.
This suite of new methods for both recording and analyzing data is more than a single framework for interpretation; it is also a toolbox for the experiment. This comprehensive and systematic book if of utmost interest to anybody involved in non-destructive testing, civil engineering, and geophysics.