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An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration
by Philip Kearey Michael Brooks Ian Hill

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An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration
by Author Name Philip Kearey, Michael Brooks, Ian Hill

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Format: Paperback, 246 x 189 x 14mm, 272pp
Publication date: 14 Mar 2002
Publisher: Blackwell Science Ltd
ISBN-13: 9780632049295


This new edition of the well-established Kearey and Brooks text is fully updated to reflect the important developments in geophysical methods since the production of the previous edition. The broad scope of previous editions is maintained, with even greater clarity of explanations from the revised text and extensively revised figures. Each of the major geophysical methods is treated systematically developing the theory behind the method and detailing the instrumentation, field data acquisition techniques, data processing and interpretation methods. The practical application of each method to such diverse exploration applications as petroleum, groundwater, engineering, environmental and forensic is shown by case histories. The mathematics required in order to understand the text is purposely kept to a minimum, so the book is suitable for courses taken in geophysics by all undergraduate students. It will also be of use to postgraduate students who might wish to include geophysics in their studies and to all professional geologists who wish to discover the breadth of the subject in connection with their own work.


"The book is popular with geophysics students, a result of its clear and concise style, the presentation of information a the level required for the earlier years of an undergraduate degree, and figures which are also clear and concise." Geophysical Journal International on the second edition "No doubt that this volume will once again prove to be a classic textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in geology, geophysics, and for anyone interested in Earth Science." The EGGS, February 2003 "Overall...this is an excellent book and no doubt will continue to be recommended for many undergraduate courses." Geological Magazine, August 2003


Preface. 1. The Principles and Limitations of Geophysical Exploration Methods. 2. Geophysical Data Processing. 3. Elements of Seismic Surveying. 4. Seismic Reflection Surveying. 5. Seismic Refraction Surveying. 6. Gravity Surveying. 7. Magnetic Surveying. 8. Electrical Surveying. 9. Electromagnetic Surveying. 10. Radiometric Surveying. 11. Geophysical Borehole Logging. Appendix. References. Index

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