As is made clear at the start, the book is a collaborative effort with contributions from R. F. Butler, S. K. Banerjee and R. van der Voo and indeed this book replaces and surpasses Butler's as the new ‘standard’ text for anyone requiring an introduction to palaeomagnetism. In many ways it follows the original format of the Butler text but integrates this with Tauxe's previous volume which was much more focussed on the physics and statistics behind the subject. It starts by introducing the reader to a series of essential background information: the essential physics of magnetism (chapter 1), the...

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