A combination reference and textbook that emphasizes the origin, evolution, structure and composition of the Earth's interior, this book treats the pertinent aspects of solid state physics, thermodynamics, geochemistry, petrology, and seismology.
Theory of the Earth is a combination reference and textbook that every exploration geologist and research scientist should have on his/her bookshelf. It is also suitable for advanced undergraduate, as well as graduate level geophysics courses. The emphasis is on the origin, evolution, structure and composition of the earth's interior. It treats the pertinent aspects of solid state physics, thermodynamics, geochemistry, petrology, and seismology in sufficient detail for all who seek current information on geochemistry, solid state physics, and physics of the earth or planets.
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The terrestrial planets; Earth and moon; The crust and upper mantle; The lower mantle and core; Thermodynamics and equations of state; Elasticity and solid-state geophysics; Nonelastic and transport properties; Chemical composition of the mantle; The source region; Isotopes; Evolution of the mantle; The shape of the earth, heat flow and convection; Heterogeneity of the mantle; Anelasticity; Anisotropy; Phase changes and mantle mineralogy; Appendix
Theory of the Earth by D. Anderson
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.