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Turcotte and Schubert's first edition of Geodynamics has become the premier textbook on applications of continuum physics to geologic problems. After 20 years of widespread use by students, educators, and researchers, the second edition of Geodynamics is a welcome revision. All individuals working in the solid Earth sciences should own this textbook.

Geodynamics provides practical insight into the governing physics of many processes in geology and geophysics. The general approach is to emphasize geological phenomena, derive the governing equations, and then expand to a variety of applications. Most of the applications are presented in one-spatial dimension, and this provides an effective starting point for conveying the basic theory Derivations in multi-dimensions are limited, however, largely because tensor and index notations are not used.