The Seismic Wavefield, Volume II: Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales



Volume II of Brian Kennett's book, The Seismic Wavefield, is entitled “Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales.” The first volume in this series is entitled “Introduction and Theoretical Development,” and was published in 2001. The current volume is divided into three parts, 17 chapters, and an appendix. By way of numerous observations and illustrations, this volume introduces the reader to the various regional and global seismic phases. Here is where one learns how to distinguish Pn from Pg, how to unravel the PKP traveltime branches, and where to look for Love. The writing is clear and concise, the references are plentiful, and the quality of the figures is excellent.