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Going Underground: Why Geophysics Matters

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What is geophysics? What do geophysicists do? How does it help us in our everyday lives? And what part does the UK play in this inherently worldwide science? Read on to learn about the increasingly vital investigation of Earth and its environment, from the inner core, out to plate tectonics and the changing surface features and up into space.

This RAS booklet (published February 2014) includes case studies of former PhD students, showing how a background in Earth science can be the perfect springboard for varied careers in industry and commerce.

The Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Natural Environment Research Council in the production of this booklet.

Several thousand printed copies are being distributed to policy makers and other interested parties. It is also available online: pdfGoing Underground: Why Geophysics Matters.