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8. Afterthoughts

8. Afterthoughts  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0008
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Geophysics has made many important advances towards understanding the behaviour and properties of planet Earth. Geophysical research continues to make discoveries and developments that ... More
1. What is geophysics?

1. What is geophysics?  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0001
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Geophysics is a field of earth sciences that uses the methods of physics to investigate the complex physical properties of the Earth and the natural processes that have determined and ... More
Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction  

William Lowrie

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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.001.0001
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Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. It encompasses areas such as seismology, plate tectonics, gravity, and the Earth’s magnetic field, all of which give clues to both the structure and ... More
5. Gravity and the figure of the Earth

5. Gravity and the figure of the Earth  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0005
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‘Gravity and the figure of the Earth’ discusses the measurement of gravity and its variation at the Earth’s surface and with depth. Gravity is about 0.5 per cent stronger at the poles than ... More
6. Light, space, and time

6. Light, space, and time  

Ian Walmsley

in Light: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782442
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10.1093/actrade/9780199682690.003.0006
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For Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln in the 13th century, the challenge of understanding light’s nature was critical to understanding the world: without light, there is no space, and ... More
2. What physics covers and what it doesn’t

2. What physics covers and what it doesn’t  

Sidney Perkowitz

in Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191851667
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10.1093/actrade/9780198813941.003.0002
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Physics can be defined as the study of matter, energy, and the interaction between them. This is concise and seemingly clear, but physics is a sprawling and dynamic science and this basic ... More
7. From whence to whither?

7. From whence to whither?  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191794513
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10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0007
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‘From whence to whither?’ discusses two examples that illustrate the role of plate tectonics in topics related to society and science: the recurrence of great earthquakes and the link ... More
5. Rigid plates of lithosphere

5. Rigid plates of lithosphere  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191794513
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10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0005
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‘Rigid plates of lithosphere’ explains that because of the lithosphere’s strength, essentially rigid plates of lithosphere move with respect to one another across the surface of the Earth. ... More

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