**Best Reference Books on Geophysics**, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of

**Geophysics Books**with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Geophysics below.

- Global Geophysics
- Nuclear Geophysics
- Geophysical Field Theory
- Geophysical inverse Theory
- Geophysical Tomography

## 1. Global Geophysics

1."Geodynamics" by D L Turcotte and G Schubert
“Geodynamics” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring recent developments and latest topics of geodynamics. The fundamentals of geodynamics that are essential for better understanding of the workings of the solid earth are enlisted. The chapters describe mechanics of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building from the perspective of mantle convection and plate tectonics. The topics like chemical geodynamics and planetology are added in this piece of text. The observations like earth’s gravity field, surface heat flow, distribution of earthquakes, surface stresses and strain, and distribution of elements are clearly presented. The book will be suitable for intermediate to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in geology, geophysics, and earth science.
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2."The Blue Planet" by B J Skinner and S C Porter
“The Blue Planet” Book Review: The book is a creative piece of writing featuring all the aspects of earth systems. The chapters of this book describe earth sciences from the perspective of systems. The book contains thorough information on the four spheres of the earth that is atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. The inter-dependence for these spheres is highlighted. To give the book’s content visual support many photos and figures are included. The book will be a great reference for the individuals pursuing a course on earth systems science.
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3."Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics" by C M R Fowler
“Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics” Book Review: The book aims at presenting a general introduction and basic principles of the physics of the solid Earth. The surface of earth as well as its deep interior is analyzed. It is an updated piece of text featuring latest advances in geophysical research. The chapters of this book concluded with exercises of various degrees. The final section of the book presents an extensive glossary of geological and physical terms and appendices for developing advanced mathematical topics. The book will be helpful for the undergraduates on introductory geophysics courses as well as the graduate students and researchers in geology and geophysics.
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4."Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution" by Kent C Condie
“Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest information on plate tectonics. The chapters of this book cover all the major topics related to earth’s crust, tectonic settings, earth’s mantle and core, crystal and mantle evolution, atmosphere, ocean, climates, life, and comparative planetary evolution. The latest research in the fields of crustal evolution, supercontinents, and mass extinctions is highlighted in this text. A section of this book is devoted to the survey of plate tectonics. The book will be beneficial for the advanced undergraduate and master’s courses in structural geology.
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5."Fundamentals of Geophysics" by William Lowreie
“Fundamentals of Geophysics” Book Review: The book presents basic principles of major branches of geophysics, geodynamics, and planetary science. The principles and concepts featured in this book are supported by several figures and mathematical treatments. The chapters of this book are based on earth as a planet, gravity, seismology, internal structure of the earth, earth’s age, thermal and electrical properties, geomagnetism and paleomagnetism Index. The book contains many important geophysical results along with their examples. Each chapter ends with a bunch of review questions and quantitative exercises for self-assessment of the readers. The book is basically for the undergraduate students of geosciences.
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6."Earth System Science" by Michael Jacobson and Robert J Charlson
“Earth System Science” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of writing featuring latest topics and recent advances in the field of earth system science. It displays several aspects of anthropogenic global change namely, chemically forced global climate change. The chapters of this book begin with introducing basic concepts of earth sciences, and then describe properties of transfers between the key reservoirs, biogeochemical cycles, and integration. For better understanding and practice of the readers, the book consists of numerous exercises. Many questions related to earth system science are included in this text along with their relevant answers. The book will be suitable for the scholars interested in the emerging scientific discipline.
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7."Modern Global Seismology" by Thorne Lay and Terry C Wallace
“Modern Global Seismology” Book Review: The book covers all the major concepts, basic principles, and key concepts of seismology. The chapters of this cover natural and anthropogenic seismic waves, earth’s large-scale internal structure, earthquake sources, treatments of seismic waves, waveform evaluation and modeling, and seismotectonics. The topics like dynamic processes, elastic-wave propagation, seismic instrumentation, and seismogram analysis are thoroughly explained. The content of this book is supported with several illustrations, research articles, and examples. The book will be a good resource for a first-year graduate course in seismology. It will be a valuable tool for exploration seismologists.
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8."Dynamical Paleoclimatology, Volume 80: Generalized Theory of Global Climate Change" by Barry Saltzman
“Dynamical Paleoclimatology, Volume 80: Generalized Theory of Global Climate Change” Book Review: The book aims at introducing a dynamic approach for studying the theory of paleoclimate. It features the process of climatic change from the perspective of geology, geochemistry, and paleontology. The chapters of this book are divided into two sections featuring foundational topics and physics of separate domains, respectively. The theory of climate and paleoclimatic evolution is highlighted in this text. The book is a rich source of information enhanced with geological, physical, and dynamical references. The book will be beneficial for graduate students and research workers of paleoclimatology, earth system studies, and global change research.
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9."Global Tectonics" by Philip Kearey and Keith A Klepeis
“Global Tectonics” Book Review: This is a revised edition, featuring latest topics and recent advances in the field global tectonics. It introduces all the major aspects, concepts, and topics of global tectonics. The initial chapters of the book cover the interior of the Earth, continental drift, sea floor spreading and transform faults, framework of plate tectonics, ocean ridges, continental rifts and rifted margins, and continental transforms and strike-slip faults. The remaining chapters describe subduction zones, orogenic belts, precambrian tectonics supercontinent cycle, mechanism of plate tectonics, implications of plate tectonics in detail. The book presents geological and geophysical concepts in both continental and oceanic regimes. The undergraduates and graduate students of global tectonics and geosciences will find text helpful.
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10."Global Optimization Methods in Geophysical Inversion" by Mrinal K Sen and Paul L Stoffa
“Global Optimization Methods in Geophysical Inversion” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of writing featuring background theory, advanced concepts, and latest global optimization methods geophysical observations. The book lays an emphasis on design, implementation and limitations of algorithms. The recently developed methods such as neighborhood algorithm, particle swarm optimization, hybrid Monte Carlo and multi-chain MCMC methods are featured in this text. Several examples of climate modeling, geophysical inversion, and disparate geophysical datasets, are included in this book, thus enabling the readers in designing algorithms for their own applications. The book will be an asset for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in geophysics, inverse theory, exploration geosciences, and engineering.
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## 2. Nuclear Geophysics

1."Radioactivity" by E Rutherford
“Radioactivity” Book Review: The book provides vast knowledge about radioactivity. It begins with an introduction of radioactivity before moving to basic and advanced concepts. The initial chapters feature radio-active substances, ionization theory of gases, methods of measurement, radiation, radio-active matter, and radio-active emanations. Moving further topics like successive changes, transformation products, emission of energy, radio-active processes, and radioactivity of the atmosphere and ordinary materials are discussed. It also suggests further scope of research in the field of radioactivity. The book concludes with appendices featuring properties of alpha-rays and radio-active minerals. Many tables delivering relevant data related to radioactivity are included in this text.
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2."Nuclear Geophysics" by C G Clayton
“Nuclear Geophysics” Book Review: The book introduces a wide variety of techniques in the area of nuclear geophysics. Neutron interaction methods for providing total elemental analysis, calorific value, and ash-content is highlighted in this text. The applications of featured techniques and methods in various industries like metalliferous and industrial minerals industries are mentioned in this book. The content of this book can be applied in several processes like exploration for oil, control of oil wells, and intrinsic to uranium exploration. The book will be a good source of information as the topics presented in it are reviewed by internationally eminent scientists and engineers.
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3."Applied Geophysics" by W M Telford and R E Sheriff
“Applied Geophysics” Book Review: The book is a fully updated and revised piece of work featuring the latest topics and recent developments in the field of geophysics. The physical methods namely, gravity, magnetic, seismic, electrical, electromagnetic, radioactivity, and well-logging methods that are used in exploration for hydrocarbons and minerals are included in this text. The newly discovered techniques, better instrumentation, and increased use of computers in the field of geophysics for the interpretation of data are addressed in this book. The techniques and methodologies for dealing with inverse problems are introduced in this text. The book will be suitable for the students and professionals of geophysics.
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4."Introduction to Applied Geophysics" by Stanislav Mares
“Introduction to Applied Geophysics” Book Review: The book is a revised edition featuring latest topics and key concepts of geophysics. The chapters of this book cover all the major topics related to gravimetric methods, magnetometric methods, radiometric methods, methods of nuclear geophysics, geothermal methods, geoelectrical methods, seismic methods, and geophysical well logging. The geophysical methods involved in prospecting oil, gas, metallic and non-metallic raw material along with hydrogeological and engineering geological prospecting are featured in this text. The book will be an asset for the students of geology as well as geophysicists and geologists.
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5."Nuclear Geophysics: Applications in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Agriculture and Environmental Science" by V I Ferronsky
“Nuclear Geophysics: Applications in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, Agriculture and Environmental Science” Book Review: The book aims at introducing various methods in nuclear geophysics. The chapters of this book contain detailed information on absorption and scattering of gamma, neutron radiation, logging techniques, natural stable isotopes, and radioactive isotopes. The final section of this book covers sources and conditions of the radioactive contamination of the natural waters. The practical applications of the featured methods in engineering geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, agriculture and environmental science are mentioned in this book. This book will be beneficial for the students, scientists and researchers in engineering geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, and hydrogeoecology.
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6."Monitoring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty: Hydroacoustics" by Catherine de Groot-Hedlin and John Orcutt
“Monitoring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty: Hydroacoustics” Book Review: The book presents the available research results and the scope of future research on acoustic surveillance of the oceans. The chapters of this feature detailed information on coupling of ocean acoustic waves with elastic waves in the solid Earth. The topics like source excitation, detection and classification of events generating hydroacoustic signals, discrimination between underwater explosions and naturally occurring events, coupling of acoustic wavefields, and coupling of seismic wavefields are thoroughly explained. The relevant monitoring methods for verification of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) are featured in this book.
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7."Nuclear Test Ban: Converting Political Visions to Reality" by Ola Dahlman and S Mykkeltveit
“Nuclear Test Ban: Converting Political Visions to Reality” Book Review: This book aims at presenting a synopsis on the evolution of the CTBT along with its verification regime. All the aspects for CTBT are covered in this text. The chapters of this book are based on monitoring technologies, long journey to a treaty, the treaty, birth of an organization, verification regime, and national technical implementation of CTBT. A verification agency of CTBT called the CTBTO Preparatory Commission is also highlighted in this book. The future negotiations on disarmament issues in CTBT are featured in this text. The book will be suitable for both beginners and experts involved with the CTBT.
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8."The Nuclear Catastrophe" by Barbara C Griffin Billig and Bett Pohnka
“The Nuclear Catastrophe” Book Review: The book presents the story of people living and working near a nuclear power plant that experiences a large earthquake. It reflects the reality of the real-world, what would or could happen. The book conveys the experiences and choices made by the book’s fictional characters during an earthquake. It is a revised edition featuring the relevant changes that occurred in a few decades. The book will enable the readers in making efficient decisions while facing an earthquake as they will learn from the characters choices.
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9."Recent Advances in Nuclear Explosion Monitoring: Volume II" by Martin B Kalinowski and Andreas Becker
“Recent Advances in Nuclear Explosion Monitoring: Volume II” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring the latest advances in science and technology in monitoring compliance with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). The chapters of this book are dedicated to the field of radionuclide monitoring, atmospheric backtracking, on-site inspection, and overhead detection of relevant events. Testing of new sensor technologies, analysis methodologies, and location and characterization of CTBT-relevant events are described in this book. The book will be valuable for the scientists and practitioners related to the fields of seismology, hydro-acoustics, infra-sound, meteorology and nuclear physics. The scientists dealing with the applications of CTBT will also find text useful.
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10."An Introduction to Nuclear Astrophysics" by J Audouze and S Vauclair
“An Introduction to Nuclear Astrophysics” Book Review: The book focuses on presenting the basic principles, theories, and techniques relevant in various fields of geophysics and astrophysics. The initial section of the book describes topics like solid earth, oceanography, aeronomy, space physics, and magnetospheric physics. Many processes like turbulent diffusion, continental drift, geochemistry, atmospheric thermodynamics, aurora, and ionospheric phenomena are mentioned in this book. The final section of this book presents each and every aspect of solar physics and astronomy like solar flares, doubles stars, nuclear astrophysics, comets, meteors, radio astronomy, and gamma-ray astronomy. The book will be a great reference for postgraduates and researchers in the field of nuclear astrophysics.
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## 3. Geophysical Field Theory

1."Principles of the Gravitational Method: 41 (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics)" by Alex A Kaufman and Richard O Hansen
“Principles of the Gravitational Method: 41 (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics)” Book Review: This book describes the main principles of the gravitational methods used in geochemistry and geophysics. topics included are introduction to the theory of gravity, applications in exploration and geodesy, gravity instrumentation, the theory of underline instruments. Other topics included forward modelling, inversion and emphasizing on fundamental principles. All the gravitational methods are described in detail with proper examples and equations. This book is useful for geochemistry and geophysics students.
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2."Geophysical Field Theory and Method: Electromagnetic Fields Pt.C (International Geophysics)" by Alex A Kaufman
“Geophysical Field Theory and Method: Electromagnetic Fields Pt.C (International Geophysics)” Book Review: This book discusses the theory of the electromagnetic field. Main topics included are the foundation of electromagnetic methods, exploration of geophysics by using electromagnetic methods, and the study of deep layers of earth. Colourful images and data tables are provided to explain these topics easily. Exploration geophysicist and graduate level geophysics students can refer to this book.
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3."Field Methods for Geologists and Hydrogeologists" by Fakhry A Assaad and James W LaMoreaux
“Field Methods for Geologists and Hydrogeologists” Book Review: This book describes the field methods which can be used by geologists and hydrogeologists. Topics included are geology of indurated rocks, topographic and surface geologic Maps, Surface geophysical exploration methods. Other chapters mentioned are characteristics of sedimentary rocks, drilling and testing, geophysical well logging methods and interpretations. contributions and glossaries are added at the start of the book. Data tables and colourful images with proper labelling are added to make the concepts clear. This book is useful for geology and geography students.
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4."Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Radiation, and Scattering: From Fundamentals to Applications (IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory)" by Akira Ishimaru
“Electromagnetic Wave Propagation, Radiation, and Scattering: From Fundamentals to Applications (IEEE Press Series on Electromagnetic Wave Theory)” Book Review: This book discusses the methods used in electromagnetic wave propagation and scattering. Main topics included are Fundamentals of electromagnetic wave propagation, radiation, scattering, up to date applications of electromagnetic waves. Other topics included radiometry, geophysical remote sensing and imaging, biomedical and signal processing applications. Plenty of end of chapter problems are added in this book for student’s practice. It also includes a 90-page solution manual to help students get the correct answers with proper explanation. This book is beneficial for engineers and scientists working in the field of geophysical remote sensing and biomedical engineering.
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5."Theory and Practice of Geophysical Data Inversion" by Andreas Vogel
“Theory and Practice of Geophysical Data Inversion” Book Review: This book includes recent developments in geophysical data inversion. topics such as music mathematics and general theory, gravity and magnetics, geo electrics and electromagnetics Are discussed. Other topics mentioned seismic, geothermic, joint inversion of geophysical data. Various scientists and researchers have contributed in writing chapters of this book. All the techniques and theorems are provided with proper equation proofs. This book is suitable for geophysics students.
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6."Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part C: Electromagnetic Fields II" by Alexander A Kaufman
“Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part C: Electromagnetic Fields II” Book Review: This book mentions the theory of electromagnetic fields in the conducting medium. Topics discussed are the quasi-stationary Field in horizontally layered medium, the behaviour of field in a medium with cylindrical interfaces. Other topics mentioned our field of induced current in the presence of a confined conductor, behaviour of the electromagnetic field. A list of symbols is added at the start of the book for students. All the theorems are explained with proper explanations. Students studying geophysics can refer to this book.
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7."Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part B: Electromagnetic Fields I" by Alexander A Kaufman
“Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part B: Electromagnetic Fields I” Book Review: This book describes the basic concepts of electromagnetic fields in a conducting medium. Main topics included are the electromagnetic field, the magnetic dipole in a uniform medium. Plenty of references and international geophysics series Is also added at the end of the book. proper line drawings and figures are provided to explain the topics easily. This book is beneficial for geophysics students.
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8."Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part A: Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields" by Alexander A Kaufman
“Geophysical Field Theory and Method, Part A: Gravitational, Electric, and Magnetic Fields” Book Review: This book covers the mathematical principles of geophysical methods. Main topics mentioned are physical principles of geophysical methods, physical loss of field behaviour and their applications, influence of a medium and distribution of field generators. Other topics included are systems of field equations and their necessity when some of the field generators are unknown, the formulation of boundary value problems and their importance, auxiliary fields and their roles in field theory. All the problems are described in detail with proper solutions. These methods are used for oil and mineral prospecting, solving groundwater and engineering problems. This book is suitable for geophysics students.
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9."The Magnetic Universe: Geophysical and Astrophysical Dynamo Theory" by Günther Rüdiger and Rainer Hollerbach
“The Magnetic Universe: Geophysical and Astrophysical Dynamo Theory” Book Review: This book presents the phenomena and Dynamo theory of the magnetic universe. Main topics included are earth and planets, differential rotational theory, stellar Dynamo, the Magneto rotational instability. Other topics mentioned are the galactic Dynamo, neutron star magnetism, the magnetic Taylor-couette flow. Equations with their respective proofs are provided in this book. Graphs and line drawings are provided to explain the text easily. students studying your physics can refer to this book.
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10."Applied Seismic Anisotropy: Theory, Background, and Field Studies (Geophysics Reprint Series)" by Colin Macbeth and Heloise B Lynn
“Applied Seismic Anisotropy: Theory, Background, and Field Studies (Geophysics Reprint Series)” Book Review: This book covers the major building blocks with 60 selected contributions from the last 20 years about seismic anisotropy. Topics included are fundamental articles on cracks, fractures, fine layering, shales and stress. Other topics mentioned are shear wave and P wave measurements at the laboratory scale, vertical seismic profiles, Crossville seismic, specially designed multicomponent land designs. Future directions through articles on dipole logging and converted shear waves are discussed. All the articles provided in this book are discussed in detail with proper graphs and images. students studying geophysics, researchers and scientists can refer to this book.
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## 4. Geophysical inverse Theory

1."Geophysical Inverse Theory and Regularization Problems (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics)" by Michael S Zhdanov
“Geophysical Inverse Theory and Regularization Problems (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics)” Book Review: This book presents the geophysical Universe theory developed in model mathematical terminologies. This book explains the fundamental reasons in regularization theory and research in geophysical inversion. Topics covered are foundations of the inversion theory and its applications, potential field, electromagnetic and seismic methods. Other topics mentioned are music methods of solution of the linear and nonlinear inverse problems using regularisation, application of regulation methods in gravity and magnetic inverse problems. All the topics on invasion theory are described in detail with proper data tables and equations. Students studying geophysics and geochemistry can prefer this book.
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2."Integrated Imaging of the Earth: Theory and Applications (Geophysical Monograph Series)" by Niklas Linde and Peter G Lelièvre
“Integrated Imaging of the Earth: Theory and Applications (Geophysical Monograph Series)” Book Review: This book is designed for researchers trying to explore the growing literature on combining various types of geophysical and other geoscientific data. The contents enclosed in the book include: Introduction, Part I: Theory 7 2 Inverse Methods: Problem Formulation and Probabilistic Solutions, Inference Networks in Earth Models with Multiple Components and Data, Structural Coupling Approaches in Integrated Geophysical Imaging, Post inversion Integration of Disparate Tomographic Models by Model Structure Analyses, Probabilistic Integration of Geo Information, Part II: Applications, Joint Inversion in Hydrogeophysics and Near Surface Geophysics , Integrated Imaging for Mineral Exploration, Joint Inversion in Hydrocarbon Exploration, Imaging the Lithosphere and Upper Mantle: Where We Are At and Where We Are Going and finally, Constitution and Structure of Earth’s Mantle: Insights from Mineral Physics and Seismology. This book contains the information regarding earth sub surface. Topics discussed are foundations of inverse theory, diverse range of applications, hydrogeological properties of the near surface, deep earth and lithosphere. All the chapters are written by experts and scientists in the field of geophysics. Current applications of integrated imaging are also involved in this book. Students studying geology can refer to this book.
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3."Geoid Recovery Using Geophysical Inverse Theory Applied to Satellite to Satellite Tracking Data" by E M Gaposchkin
“Geoid Recovery Using Geophysical Inverse Theory Applied to Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data” Book Review: This book describes modern methods for determination of the geopotential add satellite tracking. The main method discussed is based on satellite to satellite tracking of 2 Co orbital separated by a few 100 kilometres. The grace mission is analysed and the information obtained from it is used in SST. error mapping and prescribed resolutions are also gained from this method. All the theories and data are described in detail. This book is useful for advanced geophysics students.
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4."Geophysical Inverse Theory (Princeton Series in Geophysics)" by Robert L Parker
“Geophysical Inverse Theory (Princeton Series in Geophysics)” Book Review: This book includes information regarding systematic development of universe theory. Topics included are geomagnetism, Gravity, seismology, Electromagnetic sounding, interpolation. all the topics are illustrated with examples. Researchers from material science, astrophysics and oceanography have contributed to this book. Conclusions are provided at the end of each chapter for quick review. Students studying geophysics and geology can refer to this book.
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5."Deconvolution and Inverse Theory: Application to Geophysical Problems (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics Book 29)" by V Dimri | |

6."Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory (International Geophysics)" by William Menke
“Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory (International Geophysics)” Book Review: This book covers topics related to discrete inverse theory. Topics discussed are applications of universe theory to tectonic, gravitational and geomagnetic studies. Other additional chapters involved are geophysical, acoustic tomography. All the chapters are discussed in detail with proper examples and line figures. This book is beneficial for geophysics students.
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7."Discrete Inverse and State Estimation Problems: With Geophysical Fluid Applications" by Carl Wunsch
“Discrete Inverse and State Estimation Problems: With Geophysical Fluid Applications” Book Review: This book discusses the problems regarding geophysical fluid dynamics. Main topics included are Fundamental algebraic and statistical ideas, basic machinery, extensions of methods, the time dependent inverse problem: state estimation. All the equations and theorems are provided with their respective proofs. Graduate students and researchers of oceanography, Meteorology, and climate dynamics can use this book.
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8."Geophysical Data Analysis: Understanding Inverse Problem Theory and Practice (Course Notes Series)" by M A Meju | |

## 5. Geophysical Tomography

1."Tomography of the Earth’s Crust: From Geophysical Sounding to Real-Time Monitoring: GEOTECHNOLOGIEN Science Report No. 21 (Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences)" by Michael Weber and Ute Münch
“Tomography of the Earth’s Crust: From Geophysical Sounding to Real-Time Monitoring: GEOTECHNOLOGIEN Science Report No. 21 (Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences)” Book Review: This book can aid the researchers exploring the fields of earth’s tomography. The various topics discussed in this research book are: development of cross-scale multiparameter methods and their technological application together with the development of innovative field techniques, Seismic wave field inversion theory, diffusion and potential methods, the scientific results of nine interdisciplinary joint projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the framework of the Research and Development Program GEOTECHNOLOGIEN, applications in the laboratory, ground water surveys of heterogeneous aquifer, geotechnical applications like tunnel excavation, coal mine and CO2 monitoring and the imaging and monitoring of tectonic and societally relevant objects as active faults and volcanoes.
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2."Full Seismic Waveform Modelling and Inversion (Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics)" by Andreas Fichtner
“Full Seismic Waveform Modelling and Inversion (Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics)” Book Review: This book is designed for researchers in the field of seismology. The topics covered by the author in this book are: Introduction, Numerical Solution of the Elastic Wave Equation, Computing Sensitivity Kernels.- Seismological Data Functionals and their Associated Adjoint Sources, Iterative Optimisation, Full Waveform Tomography for Upper-mantle Structure in Australasian Region, A Comparative Study of Local-scale full Waveform Tomographies and Source Staking and Data Reduction in Global full Waveform Tomography.
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3."The Earth's Heterogeneous Mantle: A Geophysical, Geodynamical, and Geochemical Perspective (Springer Geophysics)" by Amir Khan and Frédéric Deschamps
“The Earth’s Heterogeneous Mantle: A Geophysical, Geodynamical, and Geochemical Perspective (Springer Geophysics)” Book Review: This book is suitable for researchers working in the field of earth’s geography. The chapters covered in this book include: geophysics, global and regional seismic tomography, electrical conductivity and seismic imaging of mantle discontinuities and heterogeneities in the upper mantle, transition zone and lower mantle, geochemical views of the mantle including lithospheric evolution from analysis of mantle xenoliths, composition of the deep Earth and the effect of water on subduction-zone processes, geodynamical perspectives on the global thermo-chemical structure of the deep mantle and application of mineral physics data and phase equilibrium computations to infer the regional-scale thermo-chemical structure of the mantle.
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4."Earth′s Deep Interior: Mineral Physics and Tomography From the Atomic to the Global Scale (Geophysical Monograph Series)" by Shun–ichiro Karato and Alessandro Forte
“Earth′s Deep Interior: Mineral Physics and Tomography From the Atomic to the Global Scale (Geophysical Monograph Series)” Book Review: This book is suitable for researchers working in the field of seismology. Chapters included in the book are: Introduction, Seismic‐Geodynamic Constraints on Mantle Flow: Implications for Layered Convection, Mantle Viscosity, and Seismic Anisotropy in the Deep Mantle, Dynamics of the Earth’s Core, The Relative Behavior of Shear Velocity, Bulk Sound Speed, and Compressional Velocity in the Mantle: Implications for Chemical and Thermal Structure, Inner Core Anisotropy and Rotation, Upper Mantle Seismic Discontinuities, Seismic Anisotropy in the Boundary Layers of the Mantle, Seismological Constraints on Attenuation in the Earth: a Review, Elasticity of Mantle Minerals (Experimental Studies), Elasticity of Mantle Phases at High Pressure and Temperature, Phase Transformations: Implications for Mantle Structure, The Seismic Anisotropy of the Earth’s Mantle: from Single Crystal to Polycrystal and Laboratory Measurement of Seismic Wave Dispersion and Attenuation: Recent Progress.
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5."Fundamentals of Seismic Tomography (Geophysical Monographs)" by Tien-When Lo
“Fundamentals of Seismic Tomography (Geophysical Monographs)” Book Review: This book concentrates on the audience interested in seismic tomography and have prerequisites about basic seismology concepts and calculus.This book discusses the fundamental understanding of boh seismic ray tomography and seismic-diffraction tomography. Case studies illustrating the methodology, basic interpretation techniques, and pitfalls have also been provided.
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6."Microstructural Geochronology: Planetary Records Down to Atom Scale (Geophysical Monograph Series)" by Desmond Moser and Fernando Corfu
“Microstructural Geochronology: Planetary Records Down to Atom Scale (Geophysical Monograph Series)” Book Review: This book is designed for microstructural geochronology enthusiasts. Contents covered in this book are: Part I: Chemical Microstructure/Zoning: Zircon as Magma Monitor: Robust, Temperature- Dependent Partition Coefficients from Glass and Zircon Surface and Rim Measurements from Natural Systems, Petrology and Geochronology of Metamorphic Zircon, Origins of Textural, Compositional, and Isotopic Complexity in Monazite and Its Petro Chronological Analysis, Application of Single-Shot Laser Ablation Split-Stream Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry to Accessory Phase Petrochronology, Comparing Chemical Microstructures of Some Early Solar System Zircon from Differentiated Asteroids, Mars and Earth, Crystallization of Baddeleyite in Basaltic Rocks from Mars, and Comparisons with the Earth, Moon, and Vesta, Part II: Orientation Microstructure- Strength and Deformation of Zircon at Crustal and Mantle Pressures.
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7."Seismic Amplitude Inversion in Reflection Tomography: Vol 33 (Handbook of Geophysical Exploration: Seismic Exploration)" by Yanghua Wang | |

8."Environmental and Engineering Geophysics" by P V Sharma
“Environmental and Engineering Geophysics” Book Review: The book presents a detailed theory along with data acquisition and interpretation of the principal techniques underlying geophysical surveying. The topics like gravity, magnetic, seismic, self-potential, resistivity, induced polarization, electromagnetic, ground-probing radar, radioactivity, geothermal, and geophysical borehole logging are thoroughly explained. The chapters of this book also feature inversion theory, tomography, and geophysical imaging methods. To provide real-world knowledge, many case histories are included in this text. The book will be a good resource for advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in environmental and applied geophysics as well as the students of geology, engineering geophysics, civil and mining engineering. It will be equally important for the professional earth scientists, engineers, and town planners.
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9."Solved Problems in Geophysics" by Elisa Buforn and Carmen Pro
“Solved Problems in Geophysics” Book Review: It is a convenient source of additional homework and exam questions for instructors, and provides students with a practice or revision aid. Problems range from simple exercises for the most elementary courses to more complex problems suitable for graduate-level students. This handy book is the ideal adjunct to core course textbooks on geophysical theory. This book is a collection of nearly 200 problems in geophysics, which are solved in detail showing each step of their solution, the equations used and the assumptions made. Simple figures are also included to help students understand how to reduce a problem to its key elements. The book introduces the equations most commonly used in solving geophysical problems, and presents a series of exercises for the main, classical areas of geophysics – gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and heat flow and geochronology.
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