William Lowrie is Professor of Geophysics at ETH Zürich (currently Emeritus following his retirement after 30 years in that post), and is a very well-respected name in the field of geophysics (particularly palaeomagnetism). He has held senior posts at both the European Geosciences and American Geophysical Unions, and is a Fellow of the AGU and a member of the Academia Europaea.

A Student’s Guide to Geophysical Equations is not Lowrie’s first foray into book publishing; his Fundamentals of Geophysics (the second edition of which was published in 2007) is a well-regarded general introductory textbook to geophysics. Lowrie’s stated aim for...

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