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Subject: Re: Re[2]: resource literature
From: hammond@...........
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:48:25 -0800 (AKDT)

I concur with Angel that Kulhanek's book is by far the best. It's worth
the investment.  Here's another very useful book but it's hard to find:
Ruth B. Simon, Earthquake Interpretation, A Manual for Reading
Seismograms, William Kaufman, Inc., Los Altos, CA, 1981.

Lastly, Modern Global Seismology by Lay and Wallace is really good.  There
are new and used copies here:

Hope this helps,


> Hello tdick,
> Of the four publications this was the "pick of the litter." It was
> written for the IASPEI/Unesco Working Group on the Manual of
> Seismogram Interpretation (I looked in appropriate places in the
> publication and IASPEI was never defined). The purpose of the report is
> to present a comprehensive and tutorial manual for deciphering
> available seismograms.." The report is aimed at students in
> seismology, amateurs as well as more experienced persons. It has
> virtually no mathematics, is easy to read, has attractive
> illustrations and many examples of seismograms with phases identified.
> The introductory text consists of Earthquakes Why and Where They
> Occur, Structure of the Earth's Interior, Seismic Waves, Travel Times,
> and Seismographs and Seismological Observatories. The remainder of the
> report consists of interpretation of 55 plates showing various types
> events with phases identified. If I were to pick one of the four, this
> would be the one. The only problem with this one is the cost--$142.
> I have this book and it is one of the better investment I have made in
> this hobby.
> Thursday, July 17, 2003, 6:14:13 PM, you wrote:
> t> Are there any web sites or textbooks that deal with reading
> seismograms
> regards,
> angel
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