Fundamentals of Geophysics, Paperback Book


This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an introductory level of knowledge in physics and mathematics.

It gives a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of each major branch of geophysics, and presents geophysics within the wider context of plate tectonics, geodynamics and planetary science.

Basic principles are explained with the aid of numerous figures and step-by-step mathematical treatments, and important geophysical results are illustrated with examples from the scientific literature.

Text-boxes are used for auxiliary explanations and to handle topics of interest for more advanced students.

This new edition also includes review questions at the end of each chapter to help assess the reader's understanding of the topics covered and quantitative exercises for more thorough evaluation.

Solutions to the exercises and electronic copies of the figures are available at


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 390 pages, 387 b/w illus. 107 exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Geophysics
  • ISBN: 9780521675963



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops