SEG book descriptions
Investigations in Geophysics—This series features comprehensive treatments of mature subjects that present both theory and practice. Works in this series have long shelf lives. The books use the most expensive binding and paper; typically they have linen covers and dust jackets.
Geophysical Developments—This series is devoted to technologies that still are developing at a fairly rapid pace but have emerged to the extent that capturing them in book form is warranted. Shelf life of these books is typically five to seven years. These are hardcover books but less expensively bound than those in the Investigations Series.
Geophysical References—Books intended to be used repeatedly as references or that have strong instructional components are published in this hardcover series.
Geophysical Monographs—These are concise works by one or two authors that have strong tutorial value. These are paperbacks, usually compact in size.
Geophysics Reprints—Books in this series are collections of previously published papers that track the development of a particular technology or specialty. They are typically 8½ x 11" paperbacks. Some future compilations in this series are likely to be offered on computer disc.
Course Notes—This paperback series contains lecture notes used in SEG Continuing Education Program courses or in university or corporate instructional settings. The books are usually 8½ x 11" paperbacks that, short of the final printing, are entirely author prepared.
Cornerstones of Geophysics—These are modest-sized collections of key theoretical papers coupled with a brief tutorial, presented as 8½” x 11” paperbacks and often coupled with more expansive volumes on the topic at hand.
Distinguished Instructor—Books in this series are the course notes prepared primarily for distribution to attendees of SEG/EAGE Distinguished Instructor Short Course presentations. They undergo professional copy editing and composition before being printed in 8½ x 11" paperback format.
Open File—Books classified in this way have a limited market and, therefore, are published as paperbacks in small quantities.
Slide Sets—In recent years, works selected for publication in this series have been distributed via the SEG Web site.
Digital Data—There are two major products in this category: GEOROM®, a complete archive of technical articles on Geophysics and The Leading Edge, and the Expanded Abstracts Historical Series, an archive of technical program papers published from 1982 to the present. Both products are presented on DVD-ROM.
Videotapes and Video Courses—SEG publishes several instructional videos.