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Applied Geophysics [Paperback]

W. M. Telford , L. P. Geldart , R. E. Sheriff
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26 Oct 1990
This is the completely revised and updated version of the popular and highly regarded textbook, Applied Geophysics. It describes the physical methods involved in exploration for hydrocarbons and minerals, which include gravity, magnetic, seismic, electrical, electromagnetic, radioactivity, and well-logging methods. All aspects of these methods are described, including basic theory, field equipment, techniques of data acquisition, data processing and interpretation, with the objective of locating commercial deposits of minerals, oil, and gas and determining their extent. In the fourteen years or so since the first edition of Applied Geophysics, many changes have taken place in this field, mainly as the result of new techniques, better instrumentation, and increased use of computers in the field and in the interpretation of data. The authors describe these changes in considerable detail, including improved methods of solving the inverse problem, specialized seismic methods, magnetotellurics as a practical exploration method, time-domain electromagnetic methods, increased use of gamma-ray spectrometers, and improved well-logging methods and interpretation.

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  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (26 Oct 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521339383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521339384
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 18.7 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 894,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'It is an excellent text book … it will serve well as a reference for practising geophysicists and for other earth scientists who become closely involved with geophysical prospecting. I believe that it will be necessary for almost every practising exploration geophysicist to have a copy available to him. The book is well produced.' G. V. Keller, EOS: Transactions, American Geophysical Union

'This book provides a thorough and comprehensive treatment of the various geophysical measurements used in the search for hydrocarbons and other materials. An obvious effort has been made to describe pertinent geologic concepts in ways that make understanding easier for physicists, mathematicians, and electrical engineers.' Mahlon M. Ball, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin

'This particular volume is an excellent complete treatment of applied geophysics, useful both as a comprehensive textbook and as a basic reference. The knowledgeable economic geologist can be well prepared for a variety of important applications of geophysical methods. A total compilation in exploration geophysics.' John A. Sumner, Economic Geology

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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential book! 20 Feb 2004
This is an essential book for anyone wanting to study Geophysics to more depth. Used regularly during my Geophysics degree. Has individual sections on Gravity, Magnetics, Seismics, Electromagnetics, Resistivity... the list goes on! Fully indepth coverage, well explained and easy to read. Maths very well explained with a nice Appenidx covering key Math Concepts like Fourier analysis etc. Truly a 'bible' of Geophysics!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A most excellent book for geophysics 18 Sep 2011
Having used this book for studies in geophysics myself, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. A brilliant book to use for practical geophysical methods and the maths that entails.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ONE IN A MILLION 27 Jan 2000
By Adekunle Adepelumi - Published on
I first came across Telford during my Postgraduate days in Nigeria. It's has been my second bible ever since. It's a classical book in Applied Geophysics. It has no rival. I would encourage geophysicists world-wide to have a second look at the book, especially, professionals, postgraduate and undergraduate students. It's complete with modern references in Applied Geophysics.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good content, average quality 7 Sep 2009
By Howard Davies - Published on
The content of this book is beyond reproach - good, detailed solid technical info. That's why I bought it. It's a bit beyond me as a geologist but I won't outgrow its content and that suits me fine. I was disappointed by the publication quality though. I knew it was a paperback, but it seems a particularly flimsy paperboard, and for a book of this size and density, it really needs a hardback or a stiffer, tougher paperback cover. This is a working book which might end up in a field camp, and for US$70, I would appreciate a hardback. More importantly, the text quality is poor, as are the photos. I compared it to the original (which our office has a copy of) and it seems they have scanned the original publication and digitally printed it. The text has an annoying blur, just like photocopies, and the images (never the best in the original) are furthur degraded and contrasty.
A for content, C for effort. B overall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent text rather have a hardback 16 Feb 2011
By David L. Gallego - Published on
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This is an excellent technical book with good mathematics and details. This is a a very good Graduate level book. I really would prefer a hardback book. I am tired of publishers charging high prices for paperbacks. They do not last and fall apart. I particularly hate the oversize paperbacks. As an instructor I have made a policy of not using books that are not hardback. My students complain about paying high prices and having them trashed from use after 1 semester.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best there is. 26 April 2014
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Telford is the boss. He derives most equations used by field geophysicists and offers great descriptions of their main methods of analysis. If you have to buy a book on field geophysics, this is the one you should buy.
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