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This book is intended to offer something to all seismologists, whether their particular concern is with earthquake seismology, or with crustal studies, or with one of the main divisions — data-gathering, data-processing, and interpretation — of seismic prospecting. Primarily, however, the book is addressed to the newcomer to the data-gathering function in seismic prospecting — to the fledgling seismic observer. Seismic observers are recruited both from physics graduates and from electronics engineers. Undoubtedly this is a healthy practice, which has worked well in the past. However, the difference in background makes it difficult to write for both groups without appearing trivial to one or the other. The book describes fundamentals of the seismic prospecting method as well as the manipulation of waveforms. It deals with the seismic reflection technique and looks at desirable instrument characteristics.