This book, published through the International Atomic Energy Agency, is written largely by Stefan Arnórsson and Franco D’Amore, two leading European figures in geothermal research. As one might expect, it is a thorough and comprehensive work, reflecting the authors’ wide-ranging experience in this field. The various chapters cover both the basic science which underpins the concepts used and their practical application to geothermal resources. The applications discussed cover all stages in the exploitation of a geothermal resource, from exploration and development through to monitoring of the response of a geothermal aquifer to production.

The introductory chapters set the focus of...

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