The Earth's Magnetism: An Introduction for Geologists / Edition 1

The Earth's Magnetism: An Introduction for Geologists / Edition 1

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The Earth's Magnetism: An Introduction for Geologists / Edition 1

Initially, this book reviews the general characteristics of the Earth’s magnetic field and the magnetic properties of minerals, and then proceeds to introduce the multifold applications of geomagnetism in earth sciences. The authors analyze the contribution of geomagnetism both in more general geological fields, such as tectonics and geodynamics, and in applied ones, such as prospecting and pollution. Primarily, the book is aimed at undergraduate geology or geophysics students. It is geared to provide them with a general overview of geomagnetism, allowing them to understand what contributions this branch of science can offer in the more special sectors of earth sciences. Graduate students and geology researchers will also benefit from it, as it enables them to gain a clear and concise image of the techniques which can be applied in their areas of specialization.

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ISBN-13: 9783642066245
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 10/27/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

The Earth’s Magnetic Field.- Basic Principles of Rock Magnetism.- Magnetic Prospecting.- Paleomagnetism.- Magnetic Fabric of Rocks.- Magnetic Signature of the Earth’s Crust.- Magnetic Chronology.- Environmental Geomagnetism.- Historical Notes.

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