Time series analysis and inverse methods form an integral part of any geophysics degree programme, yet there are very few textbooks that either focus on these topics or are written with the geophysics student specifically in mind. Consequently, this excellent textbook fills a much neglected gap. The topics are often found difficult by students partly because a reasonable standard of maths (all too often lacking in today’s students) is required before the material can be grasped. While in no way can this book be described as avoiding the mathematics it does at least focus on what is necessary and ancillary...

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