- Paperback: 728 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (December 20, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521893070
- ISBN-13: 978-0521893077
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.8 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics 2nd Edition
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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
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 www.cambridge.org/9780521893077.
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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.