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Looking into the Earth comprehensively describes the principles and applications of both "global" and "exploration" geophysics on all scales. It forms an introduction to geophysics for geologists, civil engineers, environmental scientists, and field archaeologists. The book is organized into two parts: Part 1 describes the geophysical methods, while Part 2 illustrates their use in a number of extended case histories. Mussett and Khan introduce mathematical and physical principles at an elementary level, and then develop them as necessary. Student questions and exercises are included at the end of each chapter. Written for introductory and intermediate level courses in geology, earth science, environmental science, and engineering, this is also an excellent introductory textbook in geophysics.

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"...a well-written textbook which in its style and content provides a first class, sharp and well-focused introduction to geological geophysics. A very thorough introduction to the principles and practice of exploration and solid earth geophysics...gives the best coverage of geophysical case studies published to date...deserves the highest recommendation...an excellent text for undergraduates in the Earth Sciences." Professor Norman Hamilton, University of Southampton

"I have always been impressed with the quality (and excellent value!) of publications from Cambridge University Press. This book, certain to be very well received for undergraduate courses, is no exception...this volume has an attractive format and layout, numerous inset ''boxes'' providing additional detail and focus, sharp figures, and juidcious use of color. This first impression was only reinforced when I dug into the book...I anticipate Looking into the Earth will become a standard textbook for years to come, stimulating the quantitive sides of impressionable minds." Geoscience Canada

"...uses a fresh, insightful, and comprehensive approach to overview geophysical methods and concepts. The treatment of this broad subject is thorough but is clearly written and does not get bogged down in details and mathematics. The illustrations are excellent." Professor G. Randy Keller, University of Texas at El Paso

"...the most readable geologically oriented geophysical text on the market..." Professor Mike Dentith, University of Western Australia

"This book is a beginner''s guide to the methods and applications of solid earth geophysics. The methods section contains licid, common-sense explanations of geophysical tools and techiques under the headings data acquisition and processing, seismology, gravity, magnetism, electrical, radioactivity, geothermics, and subsurface geophysics...I recommand this book as an undergraduate text for prospective geophysicists." Society of Exploration Geophysicists

"This important book includes careful suggestions for further reading and also provides valuable summaries of the main ideas presented, together with sets of well conceived problems." /s Geophysical Journal International Review

"this volume succeeds in demonstrating how geophysics can be applied to the whole spectrum of geological problems from the environmental to the global...it should be the textbook for introducting geophysics and its applications to geologists and geophysics students and the study of geology to physicists...this book builds into a comprehensive introduction to the subject, the like of which I have not seen elsewhere...the book is well written in an ingaging style and very clearly illustrated with black and white and greyscale figures...This textbook is more than an aid to learning, it is an advert for its subject, and should interest and appeal to a wide readership...It should be on the shelves of every library, geophysics teacher and anyone taking an introductory course in geophysics, or who wants a sound readable introduction to the subject of geophysics in all its facets." Geologial Mag

"The major strength of the book, which comes through again and again in both the overall structure of the book, and in the layout of the chapters in the various subsections, is the author''s emphasis on the simple physical principles behind the various geophysical techniques described the book...The book certainly gives the broadest range of case studies of any textbook that I have come across, and this section may help open some peoples eyes to the potential applications of geophysical techniques. Looking into the Earth is well produced, and the illustrations are of a high quality...Mussett and Khan have not only succeeded in providing a broad introduction to geophysics for the non-specialist, but have managed to do so in a book that is consistently readable, clear and concise. The blurb on the dustjacket includes a quote which calls this book "the most readable geologically oriented geophysical text on the market" I agree, and heartily recommend it.'' Mineralogical Mag

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Comprehensively describes the principles and applications of ''global'' and ''exploration'' geophysics for introductory/intermediate university students.

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Not too enthused with this book
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2015
Wasn''t too enthused with this book. The authors/writers wrote too many filler words describing things. Instead of keeping it real, they make it so wordy that you have to re-read things 3X to understand what they are trying to say. As a geologist, I was disappointed... See more
Wasn''t too enthused with this book. The authors/writers wrote too many filler words describing things. Instead of keeping it real, they make it so wordy that you have to re-read things 3X to understand what they are trying to say. As a geologist, I was disappointed reading this and I''ve read thousands of geology books.

The book itself is not laid out like a normal textbook should be. It''s all over the place with the chapters, nothing is in order, multiple run on sentences and poor grammar, and many of the diagrams you''re reading about are not even in the same chapters (some of them being in completely different chapters that refer you to another chapter). I would not recommend this book for these very reasons. Books like this are why students do not want to learn science. I highly recommend the authors organize this book in their next update and eliminate all the unnecessary wordy descriptions. If you''re going to describe what something is, keep it real, tell exactly what it is. It''s science and should be accurate and to the point.

One of the things I did like about the book are the multiple diagrams around the book, but they need to be structured better to show the viewer what they are reading about. I don''t like being on page 10 and a book is referring me to look at the matching diagram on page 225. Makes no sense to force readers to move all around the book like this. Keep things together.
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Andy
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payed less new than for a rental
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2013
Hey dude I wanna thank you for this one. I paid less for a new edition, with a slightly bent cover from shipping, than for a copy if I had of rented one from my local university bookstore. This is a book I will use for the rest of my career since I''m going into petroleum... See more
Hey dude I wanna thank you for this one. I paid less for a new edition, with a slightly bent cover from shipping, than for a copy if I had of rented one from my local university bookstore. This is a book I will use for the rest of my career since I''m going into petroleum geology and seismic is a HUGE part of that. Thanks man I owe ya one

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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2016
Easily understandable for a complex subject
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Felicia Aguilar
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Great
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2021
Good quality you gotta love goodwill.
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Call_Me_L
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very clear
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2015
This was a textbook.
Very good, I liked the page set ups and the clear pages, nice for highlighting!
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needs more "revisions"
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2006
prior to reading this book, i had already taken a more difficult , engineering-oriented Digital Signal Processing class (groundwork for Geophysics) so I had a good background it in. this book attempts to dummy down DSP concepts for the laymen (or layscientists)... See more
prior to reading this book, i had already taken a more difficult , engineering-oriented Digital Signal Processing class (groundwork for Geophysics) so I had a good background it in.

this book attempts to dummy down DSP concepts for the laymen (or layscientists) but fails in doing so. half of the ideas are well articulated, but the other-half are written poorly (confusingly or expounded insufficiently) or are illustrated poorly.

i imagined that if i had no background in dsp or engineering--the target of this book--i would have found it very frustrating.

since this is a textbook, most of the readers will have no choice in book selection, anyways, so tough luck :)
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017
Ordered a book got a book. It was book shaped and had pages with text. 10/10 would book again.
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Bev
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Really useful book for a Physics major studying Geophysics
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2012
The book is very easy to follow as someone with no geology background! it introduces concepts for the first half of the book and applications in the second half. This was a required text for my module but it really helps in my understanding of the material. No problems so... See more
The book is very easy to follow as someone with no geology background! it introduces concepts for the first half of the book and applications in the second half. This was a required text for my module but it really helps in my understanding of the material. No problems so far!! Plus it came really fast with Prime delivery!
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k at house of peacocks
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A classic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 22, 2011
I agree with the previous reviewer - this book is a little gem. It makes geophycics understandable to those without a strong maths background. The format is easily digestible - it contains lot of illustrative diagrams and photos, lists of further readings at the end of each...See more
I agree with the previous reviewer - this book is a little gem. It makes geophycics understandable to those without a strong maths background. The format is easily digestible - it contains lot of illustrative diagrams and photos, lists of further readings at the end of each chapter plus exercises to work on (called problems). I bought this book couple of years back for my university module and I still return to it now and then, just to flick through to remind myself of the basics.
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Perfect
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2017
Book arrived exactly as described. Very pleased with item!
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Dr. Jimmy Chawngthu
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Essential book in Geophysics
Reviewed in India on July 2, 2019
I really love the book. Different topics in Geophysics are very well covered in detail. It is an essential reading book for UG/PG in Geology/Geophysics. The value of the book is enhance by additional chapter which deals with application of different methods in different...See more
I really love the book. Different topics in Geophysics are very well covered in detail. It is an essential reading book for UG/PG in Geology/Geophysics. The value of the book is enhance by additional chapter which deals with application of different methods in different relevant fields. Read more, know more, learn more, apply more!
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Surajit Kundu
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Very cheap with standard contents
Reviewed in India on May 28, 2019
A good book in affordable magic price. Content is good for curious people.
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Arnaud
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Un très bon livre de géophysique. Simple à lire ...
Reviewed in Canada on September 11, 2017
Un très bon livre de géophysique. Simple à lire et à comprendre. Un vrai plus pour mes cours de géophysique
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