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1. Introduction to Applied Geophysics:
2. Applied Geophysics
3. The Solid Earth: An Introduction
4. Environmental and Engineering
5. Paleoclimatology (Series on Geology
6. Field Geophysics (Geological Field
7. 3D Seismic Imaging (Investigations
8. Fundamentals of Geophysics
9. Handbook Of Geophysics In Archaeology
10. Electromagnetic Methods in Applied
11. Introduction to Applied and Environmental
12. Whole Earth Geophysics: An Introductory
13. Near-Surface Geophysics (Investigations
14. Fractals and Chaos in Geology
15. Handbook of Geophysics and Space
16. Atmospheric Science, Second Edition:
17. Geophysical Applications of Artificial
18. Applied Geophysics in Periglacial
19. Earthquake Seismology: Treatise
20. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Exploration

1. Introduction to Applied Geophysics: Exploring the Shallow Subsurface
by H. Robert Burger, Anne F. Sheehan, Craig H. Jones
Hardcover: 600 Pages (2006-07-06)
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Asin: 0393926370
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Introduction to Applied Geophysics covers thefundamental principles and common methods of exploration geophysics, preparing students for field study of the shallow subsurface.Offeringa chapter on each of the most common methods of exploration, the text explains in detail howeach method is performed and discusses thatmethod’s geologic, engineering, and environmental applications. In addition to ample examples, illustrations, and applicationsthroughout, each chapter concludes with a problem set. The text is also accompanied by the Field Geophysics Software Suite, aninnovative CD-ROM that allows students to experiment with refraction and reflection seismology, gravity, magnetics, electricalresistivity, and ground-penetrating radar methods of exploration. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction
Applied geophysics is inherently a mixture of first physics and math with geology (hence the 'applied'). This text introduces the geophysics from a relatively basic toolset of both math and physics. As appropriate for most college texts, this book does assume some basic understanding of geometry and calculus, but the derivations are straightforward with excellent examples both in figures and in the included cd.

This text is extremely readable and useful for obtaining a basic understanding of the majority of applied geophysical techniques used today. Even so, some methods such as magnetotellurics and induced polarization are given only a passing glance in the attempt at truly keeping this text an "introduction".

While maybe not the answer to all applied geophysical questions, overall this text is excellent. Without the math (and thus the physics), geophysics is powerless.

I used this text in a senior-level applied geophysics course and have since moved on to graduate school. I return to Burger's book when I need a simple refresher of the basic equations and principles while leaning on Telford's Applied Geophysics for the more serious questions. Milsom's Field Geophysics (Geological Field Guide) is another great introductory pocket-sized text for refreshers both in the field and when cracking out a problem set.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent....
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introductory Book
I used this book in my applied geophysics course and it is by far the best written textbook I've ever read. The author is clear, concise, and explains things beautifully. It reads like he's talking to you, and the mathematical derivations of the equations are very easy to follow.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a solid introductory textbook in applied geophysics. It's a bit of a math-based text, but it is also great at explaining the concepts behind the methods with simple diagrams and well-phrased explanations.

PS - it comes with a CD-ROM of great resources (very basic software programs and some spreadsheets) to help you understand the data processing that is done with each method.

1-0 out of 5 stars good for a math major
This book has to much math theory not enough practical field geophysics or walk through problems for geology of geophysics folks in the field. If you want to give your students a math test in geophysics this is it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Applied Geophysics
This is a great starter book for a Geophysics/Geology student. It incorporates the mathematics as well as the basic premisses needed for an understanding of a complex, developing and ever-changing science. It is to be used for my senior geophysics class and I have read the book to prepare for the class itself. Parts of this book could be used for advanced high school students although the derivation of equations would be beyond the scope of the vast majority of high school students. -Karl- ... Read more

2. Applied Geophysics
by W. M. Telford, L. P. Geldart, R. E. Sheriff
Paperback: 792 Pages (1990-10-26)
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition of the popular and highly regarded textbook, Applied Geophysics, describes the physical methods involved in exploration for hydrocarbons and minerals.These tools include gravity, magnetic, seismic, electrical, electromagnetic, and radioactivity studies.All aspects of these methods are described, including theoretical considerations, data acquisition, and data processing and interpretation, with the objective of locating concentrations of natural resources and defining their extent. In the past fourteen years or so since the writing ofApplied Geophysics, there have been many changes in the field of exploration geophysics. The authors give full treatment to changes in this field, which include improved techniques for calculating gravity fields, the use of proton-precession and optically-pumped magnetometers, improved quality of seismic data, magnetotelluric as a practical exploration method, new electromagnetic exploration methods, the use of gamma-ray spectrometers in radioactive exploration, and improved well-logging techniques. The intent is to be practical, and thus many actual examples and problems are given.Moreover, wherever possible in this edition the authors adopt the use of Système Internationale (SI) units, which were not in standared use at the time of the first edition.The reader needs only a general background knowledge of geology, physics, and mathematics.Most of the math can be skipped by those interested only in the results. Advanced mathematical concepts are explained in the appendix. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good content, average quality
The content of this book is beyond reproach - good, detailed solid technical info. That's why I bought it. It's a bit beyond me as a geologist but I won't outgrow its content and that suits me fine. I was disappointed by the publication quality though. I knew it was a paperback, but it seems a particularly flimsy paperboard, and for a book of this size and density, it really needs a hardback or a stiffer, tougher paperback cover. This is a working book which might end up in a field camp, and for US$70, I would appreciate a hardback. More importantly, the text quality is poor, as are the photos. I compared it to the original (which our office has a copy of) and it seems they have scanned the original publication and digitally printed it. The text has an annoying blur, just like photocopies, and the images (never the best in the original) are furthur degraded and contrasty.
A for content, C for effort. B overall.

5-0 out of 5 stars ONE IN A MILLION
I first came across Telford during my Postgraduate days in Nigeria. It's has been my second bible ever since. It's a classical book in Applied Geophysics. It has no rival. I would encourage geophysicists world-wide tohave a second look at the book, especially, professionals, postgraduate andundergraduate students. It's complete with modern references in AppliedGeophysics. ... Read more

3. The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics
by C. M. R. Fowler
Paperback: 704 Pages (2004-12-20)
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The Solid Earth is a general introduction to the study of the physics of the solid Earth, including the workings of both the Earth's surface and its deep interior. The emphasis throughout is on basic physical principles rather than instrumentation or data handling. The second edition of this acclaimed textbook has been revised to bring the content fully up-to-date and to reflect the most recent advances in geophysical research. It is designed for undergraduates on introductory geophysics courses who have a general background in the physical sciences, including introductory calculus. It can also be used as a reference book for graduate students and other researchers in geology and geophysics. Each chapter ends with exercises of various degrees of complexity, for which solutions are available to instructors from solutions@cambridge.org. The book contains an extensive glossary of geological and physical terms, as well as appendices that develop more advanced mathematical topics. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Service/delivery problem
The content of the book is very good. My main concern is the service, I received the book in bad shape although I ordered a "NEW" and NOT "USED" book. I think this is not a product issue but a service issue. Next time I will be careful not to buy from this seller.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful for early undergraduates
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.

5-0 out of 5 stars textbook
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.

5-0 out of 5 stars Major points in favor of the recommended textbook
* 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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4. Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
by Prem V. Sharma
Paperback: 500 Pages (1997-12-13)
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Asin: 0521576326
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Geophysical imaging methods provide solutions to a wide variety of environmental and engineering problems: protection of soil and groundwater from contamination; disposal of chemical and nuclear waste; geotechnical site testing; landslide and ground subsidence hazard detection; location of archaeological artifacts. This book comprehensively describes the theory, data acquisition and interpretation of all of the principal techniques of geophysical surveying: gravity, magnetic, seismic, self-potential, resistivity, induced polarization, electromagnetic, ground-probing radar, radioactivity, geothermal, and geophysical borehole logging. Each chapter is supported by a large number of richly illustrated case histories. This book will prove to be a valuable textbook for senior undergraduates and postgraduates in environmental and applied geophysics, a supplementary course book for students of geology, engineering geophysics, civil and mining engineering, and a reference work for professional earth scientists, engineers and town planners. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars very late
i have ordered the book at the beginning of the course that i need this book. I have never received the book yet. the maximum day of the book supposed to reach to me already passed. i don't think i need this book anymore. i am not happy ordering from you.

2-0 out of 5 stars Look for alternatives!
This book might work well as an introductive textbook, but the reader will soon be looking for something more comprehensive. Considering the price of this book, a far more valuable alternative is in my opinion Parasnis' "Principles of Applied Geophysics". If you want to get to the core of applied geophysics you should go for Telford's "Applied Geophysics". ... Read more

5. Paleoclimatology (Series on Geology and Geophysics, No. 18)
by Thomas J. Crowley, Gerald R. North
Paperback: 360 Pages (1996-04-04)
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Isbn: 0195105338
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Paleoclimatology is a review of the history of the Earth's climate from the time of its formation four-and-a-half billion years ago to the present. The field, according to John Imbrie, a leading paleontologist at Brown University, is "ripe for synthesis," with broad implications in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, oceanography, and the atmospheric sciences.This book addresses several topics rarely discussed in paleoclimate summaries, including the modeling of Paleozoic climates and the environmental consequences of asteroid impacts. In addition, the book identifies areas for future research and offers a frame of reference for interpreting the likely consequences of greenhouse warming.A new chapter has been added updating the information since 1991. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Introduction
I have practised in hydrology for about 30years.I am now seeking to expand my horizons into paleohydrology and fluvial geomorphology in Australia.I have found Crowley's work erudite yet detailed and a good background for study.I have it on my shelf, and more than once in the recent past I have pulled it down to remind me what it says about the period I am working on.It is also a work I found I could read as a discussion of the subject.I think there are many who will find it useful as I do. ... Read more

6. Field Geophysics (Geological Field Guide)
by John Milsom
Paperback: 244 Pages (2003-05-23)
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Asin: 0470843470
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Since publication of the 2nd edition, there have been considerable advances in instrumentation, and far-reaching developments in applications for small-scale geophysical surveys. Much more can now be done in the field by way of processing and data display, and even interpretation.

Covering applications in mineral exploration, engineering/environmental studies, hydrogeology and archaeology, this book puts emphasis on practical applications and the common problems and pitfalls. Simple interpretation methods are discussed with particular emphasis on preliminary interpretations as important elements in field quality control.

Field Geophysics Third Edition has been revised and updated for the modern world but keeps its popular handy pocket size for use in the field. This edition includes:

  • New sections on the use of hand-held GPS receivers, capacitatively-coupled resistivity methods and Controlled Source Audiomagnetotellurics (CSAMT)
  • Specific guidance in the use of common field instruments, including possible problems and how to avoid them
  • Expanded treatments of transient electromagnetics, and the advantages and pitfalls of the use of dataloggers and automatic reading in the field

Field Geophysics Third Edition provides practical information and assistance to anyone engaged in small-scale geophysical surveys on the ground. Geophysics students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, employees in geophysical and engineering consultancies, geophysicists and geologists in government surveys and mining companies, field archaeologists and hydrogeologists will all find this book useful. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
I wish I would have had this book six years ago when I started performing geophysical field work. This book covers everything that you would possibly need to think of when doing small scale geophysical surveys. I have purchased copies of this book for all of the new geophysicists that I work with so they won't make the same mistakes that I did. I read the entire book and highlighted the best sugestions and dog eared a lot of pages.

4-0 out of 5 stars Update for middle age professionals
This book is a chance to update new advances, technics, and methods in geophysics. I rather think this is focused for professionals (on Geology or Geophysics) who have been dealing with a specific area for some years and need to know about the state of the art on Geophysical methods. New developments in GPR, Gravimetry, Magnetometry, Seismic and Electrical exploration is a pretty good chance to take an updated overview on Geophysics.
I recommend such issue as an overview of modern Geophysics, it is not necessary to get involved in hard math develops to understand the goal of the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A very pratical guide...
John thinks of every eventuality in the field, and especially recommends a very natty rubber mac - I can just see him in it! This book covers every geophysical field technique useful for four or less people (which does NOT include remote sensing, as the person above seems not to recognise). It is written in the same dry, and sometimes faintly sarcastic vein, that anyone who knows him will recognise.

4-0 out of 5 stars Field Geophysics
This book covers almost all of the current geophysics topics. It gives a sometimes too brief description of the equipment. Reviews the theory and discusses field operations with many helpful hint to stay out of trouble.The book does not cover remote sensing or the metal detector which too manygeologists have written off as mearly a hobby ... Read more

7. 3D Seismic Imaging (Investigations in Geophysics No. 14)
by Biondo L. Biondi
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2006-09-20)
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Seismic images are crucial to today's exploration and reservoir monitoring. '3D Seismic Imaging presents fundamental concepts and cutting-edge methods for imaging reflection seismic data. The book coherently presents the main components of seismic imaging - data-acquisition geometry, migration, and velocity estimation - by exposing the links that intertwine them. The book emphasizes graphical understanding over theoretical development. Several synthetic and field data examples illustrate the presentation of mathematical algorithms. The volume includes a DVD that contains a subset (C3-narrow-azimuth classic data set) of the SEG-EAGE salt data set and of the corresponding velocity model. The DVD also includes a complete set of PDF slides that can be used to teach the material presented in the book. Also Available:

Geophysics in the Affairs of Mankind - ISBN 1560800879
Seismic True-Amplitude Imaging - ISBN 1560801433 ... Read more

8. Fundamentals of Geophysics
by William Lowrie
Paperback: 392 Pages (2007-10-22)
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Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an introductory level of knowledge in physics and mathematics. It gives a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics, and presents geophysics within the wider context of plate tectonics, geodynamics and planetary science. Basic principles are explained with the aid of numerous figures and step-by-step mathematical treatments, and important geophysical results are illustrated with examples from the scientific literature. Text-boxes are used for auxiliary explanations and to handle topics of interest for more advanced students. This new edition also includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help assess the reader's understanding of the topics covered and quantitative exercises for more thorough evaluation. Solutions to the exercises and electronic copies of the figures are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521859028. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Completely unreliable!!!!
I tried to use this book as an "updated" textbook for an introductory course on Physics of the Earth (second year geophysics major) I had to taught.Since my area of research is paleomagnetism and rock magnetism the name of William Lowrie was sort of a guarantee that the book would be good.However, in the middle of the term I had to switch back to the "great classics", namely Stacey's and Garland's books.There are several problems with this book, firstly most of the formulae are presented out of the blues without a comprehensive deduction.That is not the most serious problem though, I also found several mistakes in the 2000 edition (I do not know if further editions took care of these problems).Some of these mistakes are pretty serious.As an example:he states that the international formula for the gravity normal to the Earth's ellipsoid derives directly from MacCullah's formula.That is not correct since in MacCullah's formula the centrifugal term coming from Earth's rotation is not considered!!!!There are also lots of minor mistakes related to missing terms in several formulae and derivatives.I did not touch the chapters related to geomagnetism and rock magnetism but I gather they should be the best in the whole book (I really hope so!!!!) since that is precisely William Lowrie's field of research.However I would not recommend this book at all.

3-0 out of 5 stars Let's be sincere
This book is what its title says "FUNDAMENTALS", Ithink it's a pre-basic book about Geophysics. There are other books better than this one, i.e. Telford's "Applied Geophysics" and Garland's"Introduction to Geophysics" (this is what Mr. Lowrie says). ... Read more

9. Handbook Of Geophysics In Archaeology (Equinox Handbooks in Anthropological Archaeology)
by Alan J. Witten
Paperback: 343 Pages (2006-09-01)
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Geophysics is used in dealing with problems from academic to practical interest. Applications can include, an understanding of the structure of the Earth, resource exploration, environmental and construction concerns, as well as archaeology, palaeontology, law enforcement, and counter-terrorism. The nature of this science makes inaccessible to all but those with rigorous training in mathematics and physics. While there are a great many publications in geophysics at various levels, none has been directed towards those that have a professional need to know about the geophysical techniques or are simply curious. This book was written with that particular audience in mind. Although its fundamental focus is on archaeological applications, it is sufficiently broad to be useful as a reference to support other applications and is sufficiently self-contained to serve as an introductory text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction for non-scientists
This is an excellent book for non-scientists. I am not attempting to belittle archaeologists, but most haven't taken the math to understand geophysics at a fundamental level. They are most interested in applying geophysics as a tool to assist in their work for which this book will be an asset. I have also read the books by Gaffney and Clark which are good introductions. This book actually has some math in it, which is a good thing. The book grew out of the geophysics for non science majors that Witten taught at the University of Oklahoma which was a quite popular course. I recommend it for any archaeologist or non-scientist who is interested in geophysics. ... Read more

10. Electromagnetic Methods in Applied Geophysics:Vol.1, Theory (Investigations in Geophysics No.3)
by Misac N. Nabighian
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This volume presents mathematical and physical foundations common to all EM methods. There are chapters on numerical and analog modeling. The chapters on electrical properties of rocks and resistivity characteristics of geologic targets helps envisage different kinds of ground structures that may be dealt with and the effect of various factors on observed conductivities of rocks. Basic principles of modern instrument design are in 'Detection of Repetitive Electromagnetic Signals.' The last chapter discusses the principles of EM inversion as a first step toward achieving the elusive goal of automatic interpretation of EM data.

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Electromagnetic Methods in Applied Geophysics, Vol 2 - ISBN 1560800224
Offset Dependent Reflectivity-Theory and Practice of AVO - ISBN 1560800593 ... Read more

11. Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics
by John M. Reynolds
Hardcover: 688 Pages (2010-10-30)
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Asin: 0471485357
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An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics provides an introduction to the theory and practice of applied geophysics. The book covers a range of applications including mineral and hydrocarbon exploration but the greatest emphasis is on the use of geophysics in civil engineering, and in environmental and groundwater investigations. Since the publication of the 1st edition of An Introduction to Applied and Environmental Geophysics the field of applied and environmental geophysics has grown with significant developments in the subject. The new edition will build on the success of the 1st edition and will include the following key developments: * Greater discussion of survey design and standards in geophysical investigations * Inclusion of more marine geophysical and geotechical case histories e.g. cable/pip laying * Inclusion of examples of integrated case histories * Inclusion of new sections dealing with thermal imaging of landfills and radioactivity investigations * More information of physio-chemical properties of geological, engineering and environmental materials * Greater discussion of borehole techniques especially topography ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars The book has no application what-so-ever
If you would like a book that gives you a very vague overview of geophysical techniques, that doesn't explain how the physics is applied to the problem this is the book for you.It goes through various geophysical techniques but lacks the explaination that goes along with the technique.Very few equations for the application of the material, and when equations are introduced the author regrets to explain their meaning or how it applys to the situation.This book is terrible for the geophysicist student/professor but may be good for a person who is mathematically challenged and read about techniques but have no clue how to apply them to real world situations.Would have given this book 0 stars if it was an option.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very good general overview
This book is the best overview of near surface geophysics that is currenty available. It is very light on theory, but is excellent for a first course in near surface geophysics or for a non-geophysicist who would like to expand their knowledge. I have read the book cover to cover over the last year as well as rereading some relevant chapters. There are some errors in the few derivations that are actually in the book. I have purchased six copies for co-workers who do not have geophysics degrees but work in the field. If you would like a deeper, more theoretical background get a copy of Applied Geophysics by Telford. With those two books you will be well grounded in near surface geophysics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book about geophysical prospecting techniques
This book presents, in a quite simple manner, the main aspects of the most usual geophysical techniques used around the globe to give answer to a significant number of situations and problems. In this edition, a special chapter about GPR is particularly well written and documented. A must have!

4-0 out of 5 stars A new textbook
The book covers the most important methods of applied and environmental geophysics as used nowadays. The descriptions of the classical methods is similar to the descriptions found in the classical textbooks. The majorvalue of this title is the new material and the case histories which havenever been published before, especially the ones focused on GPR. ... Read more

12. Whole Earth Geophysics: An Introductory Textbook for Geologists and Geophysicists
by Robert J. Lillie
Paperback: 361 Pages (1998-05-22)
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Asin: 0134905172
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This bookUs abundant figures andexercises, combined with the straightforward, concise style of the book, putthe essentials of geophysics well within reach of students whose primarytraining is in geology and who possess only a basic knowledge of physics. It is designed to introduce the principal geophysicalphenomena and techniques—namely seismology, gravity, magnetism, and heatflow. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Geophysics textbook written for humans to understand
My friend is doing her Masters in Geoscience. She recommended I buy this textbook. She had bought and read the 3 textbooks recommended for her Geophysics subject and couldn't understand any of them. She couldn't even understand the lecture notes and was starting to despair.

Then another friend recommended she read this book. As she started reading, she found herself saying: "Now why didn't the other textbooks just say that! Why did they have to make things so difficult and complicated?"

You don't need any prior knowledge of Geophysics to understand this textbook. You don't even need a science background. (I sure didn't have one!) It doesn't use big scientific words. It is written in English for humans to understand.

If you want a stress-free way to pass Geophysics, even get a High Distinction, I cannot recommend this textbook highly enough.

Would you pay $90+ to guarantee you passed Geophysics? I did. (Thank you Sophie for recommending it!!! You were right!)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a thorough Geophysics book.
This book was written by a kind-hearted, decent, incredibly knowledgeable geologist. He is an asset to the Oregon State University geology department. That said, Bob Lillie's book is in terrible shape. The book itself seems like it was photocopied. It was supposed to be a hardback, and not only is it a paperback, but many of the images are so black from a poor printing job that the chapters are useless. As a book for a beginning college geophysics class aimed at the physics-challenged, this is excellently written. But make sure your book is of a good quality before deciding to keep it. I recommend you send the book back if the images are in black and white.

3-0 out of 5 stars Paperback
I just got the book today and have not opened it. Amazon says that they were shipping me a hardcover book and they sent me a paperback book. Still has the same stuff but people should know what they are getting.

5-0 out of 5 stars Textbook
I am currently taking a geophysics class which requires this book and I am finding it to be very helpful. It explains the topics in great detail.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Geophysics
This book achieves exactly what its title says it is - an introduction to geophysics. It balances math and physics with geoscience interpretation such that you don't need to be an expert to learn the main concepts of geophysics. For a science textbook it is extremely easy and enjoyable reading. ... Read more

13. Near-Surface Geophysics (Investigations in Geophysics No. 13)
by Dwain K. Butler
Hardcover: 732 Pages (2005-11-01)
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Near-Surface Geophysics presents concepts and fundamental of near-surface geophysics in Part 1 and applications and case histories in Part 2. Dedicated to Stanley H. Ward, Near-Surface Geophysics updates and extends the scope of his landmark three-volume book, Geotechnical and Environmental Geophysics, published by SEG in 1990. Part 1 of Near-Surface Geophysics contains innovative material on magnetic and electrical methods, subsurface geophysics. near-surface seismology, emphasizes the determination of physical properties, the prevalence of multimethod surveys and integrated interpretations, and the increasing use of model-based survey planning, execution, and interpretation. Near-Surface Geophysics, a peer-reviewed hardcover book of 732 pages, will be of interest to practitioners and students.

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14. Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics
by Donald L. Turcotte
Paperback: 416 Pages (1997-07-13)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Now in a greatly expanded second edition, this book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications and introduces the fundamental concepts of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamics. In this new edition, Turcotte expands coverage of self-organized criticality and includes statistics and time series to provide a broad background for the reader. Topics include drainage networks and erosion, floods, earthquakes, mineral and petroleum resources, fragmentation, mantle convection, and magnetic field generation. The author introduces all concepts at the lowest possible level of mathematics consistent with their understanding, so that the reader requires only a background in basic physics and mathematics. He includes problems for the reader to solve. This book will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in complex natural phenomena. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Un libre excelente, an excellent book!
El Profesor Donald Turcotte desde principios de los 80 ha venido trabajando en el modelamiento de problemas geológicos con fractales y caos, y su libro es una de las mejores introducciones al tema.Desde su Capítulo1 se ve claramente el estilo concreto y práctico que lo caracteriza, y lamanera como introduce el concepto de la dimensión fractal por medio deejemplos sencillos es sin duda invaluable.El capítulo de fragmentaciónpresenta algunos modelos interesantes de este complejo fenómeno, y losejercicios son muy ilustrativos al respecto.El capítulo de sismicidad ytectónica presenta algunos de los más importantes resultados en lacaracterización de fallas y terremotos, aunque se queda un poco corto enlos avances recientes a nivel de evolución de sistemas de fallamiento.Elcapítulo de relación entre el tenor y el tonelaje para yacimientosminerales aún tiene su vigencia dado lo poco que se ha realizado en estecampo.Su relación con los procesos magmáticos de diferenciación es muyinteresante y se puede realizar mucha investigación al respecto.Sucapítulo de Geomorfología presente avances interesante como el concepto deordenamiento de tokunaga, pero también se queda un poco corto en losrecientes avances en este campo.El capítulo de fractales auto-afines esuna de las mejores introducciones a esta temática.El autor explica demanera clara algunos conceptos importantes como el exponente de Hurst,movimiento fraccionado browniano y cálculo de dimensiones fractales contransformada de fourier, además de introducir algunos conceptos de procesosestocásticos.El profesor Turcotte dedica algunos capítulos para hablaracerca de la teoría de sistemas dinámicos no lineales y sus posiblesaplicaciones en ciencias de la Tierra.Esta vez son las inversiones delcampo geomagnético y la convección en el manto los fenómenos que presentaneste tipo de comportamiento y sus implicaciones en la geología y lageofísica son profundas.Su capítulo de criticalidad autoorganizadapresenta claramente los conceptos fundamentales de lo que hoy en día hallegado a ser uno de los grandes paradigmas científicos.Este capítulopermite entender la manera como se aplican este tipo de ideas alentendimiento de los terremotos, y en un futuro se extenderá a muchos otroscampos de las ciencias de la tierra.Enhorabuena que el Profesor Turcottehaya publicado una obra como esta, que se convertirá en obra de referenciapara la futura generación de investigadores en ciencias de la Tierra.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb application and explanation of chaos and fractals
Dr. Turcotte explains and applies fractals to a wide variety of geological and geophysical phenomena.The writing is accessible to any educated reader who is willing to follow the mathematics.I have found it veryuseful in applying fractals and chaos to my own fields of study.Thesecond edition is a great improvement over the first:it is much expandedand clearer and begins at a more basic level.The book conveys a lapidaryconcision of thought that is impressive even in a pure theoreticalscientist.Dr. Turcotte is to be congratulated in this importantcontribution, which is so very useful to scientists in other fields. ... Read more

15. Handbook of Geophysics and Space Environments
by Shea L Valley
 Hardcover: Pages (1965)

Asin: B000E5WM5C
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Hardcover edition, blue cloth exterior with gold lettering. ... Read more

16. Atmospheric Science, Second Edition: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics)
by John M. Wallace, John Michael Wallace, Peter V. Hobbs
Hardcover: 504 Pages (2006-02-15)
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Asin: 012732951X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Wallace and Hobbs' original edition of Atmospheric Science helped define the field nearly 30 years ago, and has served as the cornerstone for most university curriculums. Now students and professionals alike can use this updated classic to understand atmospheric phenomena in the context of the latest discoveries and technologies, and prepare themselves for more advanced study and real-life problem solving.

Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, has been completely revamped in terms of content and appearance. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system,climate, and the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with colorful state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field. They have also developed several online materials for instructors who adopt the text.

With its thorough coverage of the fundamentals, clear explanations, and extensive updates, Wallace & Hobbs' Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, is the essential first step in educating today's atmospheric scientists.

* Full-color satellite imagery and cloud photographs illustrate principles throughout
* Extensive numerical and qualitative exercises emphasize the application of basic physical principles to problems in the atmospheric sciences
* Biographical footnotes summarize the lives and work of scientists mentioned in the text, and provide students with a sense of the long history of meteorology
* Companion website encourages more advanced exploration of text topics: supplementary information, images, and bonus exercises ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Review on "Atmospheric Science"
This book is written in detail so it is sufficient to be a reference book/ self-learning material apart from lessons in universities.

With colorful figures and applied theory in examples, readers can be easily familiar with the content of the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great comprehensive book
This book is a very comprehensive book that introduces a student to all basic concepts in Atmospheric Sciences. Very well written and excellent for self study !

4-0 out of 5 stars For the student, not for casual reading
This book is definitely for a student of the atmosphere. I bought it for some personal research I'm doing but I'm not a science person so it's over my head. This is very technical writing but very complete and well written. The book needlessly slips into evolution-speak occasionally but that's common in the science world.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Very ComprehensiveSimple explanations. cover all the important topics in meteorology and atmospheric science. Very helpful inmy first course ofatmospheric science

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic
This is a truly well-written book; introducing the major concepts of atmospheric science in a clear and logical manner.After having the opportunity to study with the author, I am thoroughly impressed with his depth of knowledge in the field.A must-own for any aspiring atmospheric scientist. ... Read more

17. Geophysical Applications of Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (Modern Approaches in Geophysics)
 Paperback: 348 Pages (2010-11-02)
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This book is the first major text to encompass the wide diversity of geophysical applications of artificial neural networks (ANNs) and fuzzy logic (FZ). Each chapter, written by internationally-renowned experts in their field, represents a specific geophysical application, ranging from first-break picking and trace editing encountered in seismic exploration, through well-log lithology determination, to electromagnetic exploration and earthquake seismology.
The book offers a well-balanced division of contributions from industry and academia, and includes a comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography covering all major publications in geophysical applications of ANNs and FZ. A special feature of this volume is the preface written by Professor Fred Aminzadeh, eminent authority in the field of artificial intelligence and geophysics.
The enclosed CD-ROM contains full colour figures and searchable files, as well as short biographies of the editors. ... Read more

18. Applied Geophysics in Periglacial Environments
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2008-11-10)
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Many research problems in cryospheric science, such as global warming-induced permafrost degradation, require information about the subsurface, which can be imaged using geophysical methods. This book is a practical guide to the application of geophysical techniques in mountainous and polar terrain, where the harsh environment and nature of the subsurface pose particular challenges. It starts with an introduction to the main geophysical methods and then demonstrates their application in periglacial environments through various case studies - written by a team of international experts. The final part of the book presents a series of reference tables with typical values of geophysical parameters for periglacial environments. This handbook is a valuable resource for glaciologists, geomorphologists and geologists requiring an introduction to geophysical techniques, as well as for geophysicists lacking experience of planning and conducting field surveys in cold regions. ... Read more

19. Earthquake Seismology: Treatise on Geophysics
Paperback: 720 Pages (2009-12-03)
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Earthquake Seismology presents the most recent findings on the physics of earthquakes. It includes chapters on seismicity studies from pre-historic periods to the most modern studies on a global scale, deep earthquakes, nucleation, stress transfer, triggering, hydrological processes, and recently discovered slow slips at plate boundaries. It also covers closely related fields including tsunami, volcanic seismology and physics, interaction between solid earth, atmosphere and ionosphere. Discussions on strong-motion seismology and its social implications are also reviewed.

  • Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic with in depth detail

  • Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research

  • Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

  • Content suited for both the expert and non-expert

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20. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Exploration Geophysics (Geophysical References Series, Vol 1)
by Robert E. Sheriff
 Hardcover: 376 Pages (1991-12)
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Asin: 1560800186
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