The intended audience for this book encompasses both professional users and students of the palaeomagnetic technique. In comparison to many previous books on palaeomagnetism this book has a particular emphasis on the numerical and statistical analysis of the data. Given the clarity of the writing, the freely available software that accompanies the book and the accompanying sample data to explore the analytical techniques, Lisa Tauxe does an excellent job in shedding light on what are potentially difficult aspects of the subject area.

The book opens with three chapters on what might be termed the generic introductory subject areas for all...

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