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Geophysics : a very short introduction / William Lowrie.

By: Lowrie, William, 1939- [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: 560.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2018Edition: First edition, 1st impression.Description: xix, 138 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 centimetres.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780198792956; 0198792956.Subject(s): Geophysics | Earth sciences
Contents:
1. What is geophysics? -- 2. Planet Earth -- 3. Seismology and the Earth's internal structure -- 4. Siesmicity--the restless Earth -- 5. Gravity and the figure of the Earth -- 6. The Earth's heat -- 7. The Earth's magnetic field -- 8. Afterthoughts.
Summary: Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Encompassing areas such as seismology, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and the Earth's magnetic field (present and past, as captured in rocks), it brings these together to give clues to both the structure and the workings of our planet. This Very Short Introduction describes the internal and external processes that affect the Earth, as well as the methods, using earth-and satellite-based data, used to investigate them. Throughout, William Lowrie emphasizes our need to understand the history of our planet and the processes that govern its continuing evolution.-- Source other than Librarry of Congress.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-132) and index.

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