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Geophysics in the Affairs of Mankind: A Personalized History of Exploration Geophysics

Lawyer, L. C.; Bates, Charles C.; Rice, Robert B.; Sherrer, Eugene (series editor)

Editorial: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 2001
ISBN 10: 1560800879 / ISBN 13: 9781560800873
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Título: Geophysics in the Affairs of Mankind: A ...

Editorial: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

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Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

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ISBN: 1-56080-087-9, As new, no wear. Quite clean. 'This personalized narrative is both a technical and economic history showing how exploration geophysics evolved from simple scientific beginnings into a sophisticated science impacting civilization in many diverse ways.' Illustrated. Author signed a slip to the ffep. 429 pages. May require extra shipping, 7.5 x 10.25 inches. N° de ref. de la librería 032722

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Sinopsis: This personalized narrative is both a technical and economic history showing how exploration geophysics evolved from simple scientific beginnings into a sophisticated science impacting civilization in diverse ways. It presents geophysics as an intriguing scientific and technical field full of sharp contrasts, revealing it as an unusual blend of the theoretical and the practical, the laboratory and the field, the nonprofit effort and the profit-making venture, a cornerstone of peace and an implement of war. Written by members of the profession well acquainted with many of the key actions and players, this book describes intriguing developments and applications that took place within three interrelated fields of earth physics-exploration geophysics, seismology, and oceanography-during the never-ending search for oil and natural gas. Stressing challenge and change, this chronicle is bracketed by two major flex points in Western civilization-the initial waging of deadly global war (1914-18) and the conclusion in the 1990s of the Cold War that threatened civilization with nuclear annihilation. It is a complex story of people and events that highlights the emergence of major industries on the international scene. The book is must reading for all practicing earth scientists and their families, investors in the industry, and people interested in economic geology, public and world affairs, military warfare, the history of science and technology, environmental sciences, and even outdoor adventure.

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