When Sue Hough asked me to review this new textbook I accepted immediately. I've been watching it mature for almost two decades and am pleased it is now actually published as a real textbook. I first became aware of a much earlier draft when I began teaching and was tasked to teach an introductory seismology course for new graduate students. At that time (early 1980's) there was a major gap in seismology textbooks. Books of the time tended to be highly theoretical and seismocentric or overly descriptive and not very rigorous. The former is a big problem for a course...

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