Quantitative Seismology

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University Science Books, 2002 - Science - 700 pages
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Updated throughout, the new edition of Aki and Richards's classic text systematically explains key concepts in seismology. The book provides a unified treatment of seismological methods that will be of benefit to advanced students, seismologists, and scientists and engineers working in peripheral areas of seismology.

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Really great book for understanding the theory behind seismology. It progresses fairly naturally and doesn't presume too much background knowledge. My only complaint would be the lack of explanation of some important topics such as the propagator method. This book goes into great detail on seismic sources.  

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This one is called the bible of seismology. Though it is kind of old but it is not out of date, and has all of the subjects a seismologist (especially in Earthquake and Seismological Engineering) needs. Explanations are great but be aware, this is not a dummy book: you need to have a good basis of mathematics and algebra. All and all a must have book for a seismologist ... 

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Until his death in 2005, Keiiti Aki resided on Runion Island in the Indian Ocean. His distinguished career included faculty appointments for many years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California.

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