Stress and Deformation: A Handbook on Tensors in Geology
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 78, Issue 4, pages 39–41, 28 January 1997
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1997), Stress and Deformation: A Handbook on Tensors in Geology, Eos Trans. AGU, 78(4), 39–41, doi:10.1029/97EO00025.(
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