In this episode, Dean Clark discusses his new book, Basic Geophysics. Co-authored with Enders Robinson, the book takes us on a journey that shows how the achievements of our predecessors have paved the way for modern exploration seismology. From the ancient Greeks through the Enlightenment to the greats of the contemporary age, the reasoning behind basic principles is explored and clarified.
Clark joined the publications department at SEG in 1981 as associate editor of The Leading Edge. He became TLE’s editor in 1984 and served in that capacity until retiring in 2013. Clark has written one hundred scientific and literary articles covering all phases of exploration geophysics including the history of geophysics, biographies of leading geophysicists, expositions of current developments and new trends, and mathematical tutorials. He is also a founding member of the Afghanistan Perceivers of Oklahoma and a member of Circulo Holmes, the Sherlock Holmes club in Barcelona, Spain.
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