The Solid Earth is a general introduction to the study of modern physics of the solid Earth. The book begins with a brief historical introduction to developments in geophysics. The next chapter discusses the important theory of plate tectonics, and is followed logically by a chapter on geomagnetism and palaeomagnetism. Subsequent chapters deal with the subjects of seismology, gravity, radioactivity and the age of the Earth and heat flow in the Earth. The book concludes with chapters on the physics of the oceanic and continental lithospheres.Fowler, C. M. R. is the author of 'Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics', published 1990 under ISBN 9780521385909 and ISBN 0521385903.