Quantitative Seismology

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This graduate textbook develops the theory of seismic wave propagation in realistic Earth models, presents specialized theories of fracture and rupture propagation as models of an earthquake, and supplements these theoretical subjects with practical descriptions of how seismographs work and how data are analyzed and inverted. Originally published in 1990 by W.H. Freeman, the second edition reflects new methods for detecting and recording seismic motions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Keiiti Aki now resides on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean, after a distinguished career that included faculty appointments for many years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California. He carries out research on volcano seismology and maintains a vigorous schedule of global travel and lecturing.

Paul Richards has taught and conducted research for many years at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where his work has turned to methods of monitoring earthquakes and underground nuclear explosions. His current research is focused on improving the accuracy with which earthquakes and explosions are routinely located around the world.

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"Now brought up to date throughout, this book will remain "The Bible" of the subject for years to come." -- Bruce R. Julian, USGS

"Still the preeminent text on analytic theory and methods in seismology." -- D.J. Andrews, USGS

"This text deserves a place in every serious geophysicist's library." -- The Leading Edge, March 2003

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