Essentials of Paleomagnetism / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- University of California Press
More than 400 years ago William Gilbert said, "The Earth itself is a great magnet." Today, we know that it is also a great magnetic tape recorder. This work is a comprehensive, up-to-date textbook on extracting and using rock and paleomagnetic data in archaeological, geological, and geophysical applications. Designed for students and professionals with knowledge of college level physics and some background in earth sciences, it describes both the theory and the practice of paleomagnetism, covering topics such as the basics of magnetism, geomagnetic fields, how rocks become magnetized, and the various ways of analyzing the magnetism of rocks. The book uses the companion PmagPy software package. An appendix contains a brief introduction to Python, an easy-to-use, cross-platform, and most important, free programming environment in which PmagPy programs are written.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
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About the Author
Lisa Tauxe is Professor of Geophysics at Scripps
Institution of Oceanography.
Table of Contents
1. THE PHYSICS OF MAGNETISM2. THE GEOMAGNETIC FIELD3. INDUCED AND REMANENT MAGNETISM4. MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY AND DOMAINS5. MAGNETIC HYSTERESIS6. MAGNETIC MINERALOGY7. HOW ROCKS GET AND STAY MAGNETIZED8. APPLIED ROCK (ENVIRONMENTAL) MAGNETISM9. GETTING A PALEOMAGNETIC DIRECTION10. PALEOINTENSITY11. FISHER STATISTICS12. BEYOND FISHER STATISTICS13. PALEOMAGNETIC TENSORS14. THE ANCIENT GEOMAGNETIC FIELD15. THE GPTS AND MAGNETOSTRATIGRAPHY16. TECTONIC APPLICATIONS OF PALEOMAGNETISM
What People are Saying About This
"It should be on the bookshelf of anyone who calls themselves a palaeomagnetist."Geological Magazine
"Lives up to its title and does so in a manner that authors of modern science textbooks should seek to emulate."Eos Transactions