Essential reading for any Earth scientist, this classic textbook has been providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamentals needed to develop a quantitative understanding of the physical processes of the solid earth for over thirty years. This third edition has two completely new chapters covering numerical modelling and geophysical MATLAB® applications, and the text is now supported by a suite of online MATLAB® codes that will enable students to grasp the practical aspects of computational modelling. The book has been brought fully up to date with the inclusion of new material on planetary geophysics and other cutting edge topics. Exercises within the text allow students to put the theory into practice as they progress through each chapter and carefully selected further reading sections guide and encourage them to delve deeper into topics of interest. Answers to problems available within the book and also online, for self-testing, complete the textbook package.Read more
- Third edition of this classic textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students now with two completely new chapters covering numerical modelling and geophysical MATLAB® applications, supported by a website hosting a suite of MATLAB® codes
- Fully updated to include new material on planetary geodynamics and other cutting edge topics
- Key figures are now available in colour, with additional colour figures online
Reviews & endorsements
"Geodynamics continues to be the essential introduction to how the solid Earth evolves, through tectonic, volcanic and near-surface activity as well as processes deep within our planet. It sets the standard for rigor, clarity and accessibility to all geoscience students. With important new computational tools in this edition, providing hands-on programming examples in MATLAB, the authors have enhanced even further the enormous utility of this excellent book."
Professor David Bercovici, Yale UniversitySee more reviews
"The definitive reference in the field; a unique book that is invaluable for students and researchers alike. The new chapters on numerics and computation are a great addition that bring it firmly into the modern computational era. Highly recommended!"
Professor Paul J. Tackley, ETH Zürich
"For the past thirty years, Geodynamics has served as the primary textbook in the field. The core of the book provides a deterministic, physics-based exposition of solid-earth processes at a mathematical level accessible to most students. This third edition’s new sections provide numerical solutions to problems in heat conduction, flexure, faulting, and thermal convection, making the connection between the fundamental analytical solutions and the more sophisticated numerical methods used by researchers today. The numerical examples can be run with MATLAB software or emulators such as Octave or Python."
Professor David T. Sandwell, University of California, San Diego
"Essential reading for any Earth scientist, this classic textbook has been providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamentals needed to develop a quantitative understanding of the physical processes of the solid Earth for over thirty years. The book has been brought fully up to date with the inclusion of new material on planetary geophysics and other cutting edge topics."
08th Oct 2014 by Olly
An essential book for students and researchers interested in Geodynamics. Very well written and documented.See all reviews
15th Aug 2016 by Jdavellaneda10
it is a good book of geodynamics, very helpfuly for all geociencias
20th Sep 2018 by Saxeeman
this is a very interesting book，i want to read it.where can i find it.
07th Dec 2018 by StrcAlex
It's really a useful book. I hope I can learn more from it.
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: April 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521186230
- length: 636 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 222 x 38 mm
- weight: 1.56kg
- contains: 456 b/w illus. 23 colour illus. 28 tables 285 exercises
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from April 2019
Table of Contents
Preface to the third edition
1. Plate tectonics
2. Stress and strain in solids
3. Elasticity and flexure
4. Heat transfer
6. Fluid mechanics
7. Rock rheology
9. Flows in porous media
10. Chemical geodynamics
11. Fundamentals of MATLAB®-based numerical computation
12. Geodynamical applications using MATLAB®
Appendix A. Symbols and units
Appendix B. Physical constants and properties
Appendix C. Answers to selected problems
Appendix D. MATLAB® solutions to selected problems
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