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3. Seismology and the Earth’s internal structure

3. Seismology and the Earth’s internal structure  

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/9780198792956.003.0003
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9780198792956
Seismology is the most powerful geophysical tool for understanding the structure of the Earth. It is concerned with how the Earth vibrates. Physically, seismic behaviour depends on the ... More
4. Deep Earth geology

4. Deep Earth geology  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191842771
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0004
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The distance from the Earth’s surface to the centre of its core is 6,370 kilometres. Humans have penetrated—with difficulty, and the help of sophisticated technology—to a little more than 4 ... 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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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0001
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9780198792956
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
3. Stars

3. Stars  

James Binney

in Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191814273
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10.1093/actrade/9780198752851.003.0003
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9780198752851
Most of what we know about the Universe has been gleaned from the study of stars, and a major achievement of 20th-century science was to understand how stars work and their lifecycles from ... More
3. Deep Earth

3. Deep Earth  

Martin Redfern

in The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775734
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.003.0003
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9780192803078
What exactly lies beneath our feet? What are the different layers that make up the Earth? ‘Deep earth’ explores each of these layers: the crust, the mantle, the outer and inner core. How do ... More
Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction  

William Lowrie

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.001.0001
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book
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9780198792956
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

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