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She wants to become a geophysicist so she can study earthquakes.
  geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
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  • She wants to become a geophysicist so she can study earthquakes.
  • Although he had no previous high-altitude experience, he was a competent mountaineer who’d spent eighteen months in the frigid wastes of Antarctica working as a geophysicist-he was far and away the most accomplished climber remaining on the South African team.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Four years before, a PhD candidate in geophysics who was working at Cal Tech’s geophysical laboratory had completed a program of six hundred thousand steps designed to predict earthquakes.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Leaving the campus, he walked past the Geophysical Institute, a tall glass-and-concrete building capped with a large satellite dish.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • Vanguard was the United States’s International Geophysical Year satellite program, and von Braun, since he worked for the Army, was somehow too tainted by that association to make the first American try for orbit.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He did not receive one; instead, he was laughed down by the Seventh Conference of Astrophysics and Geophysics, meeting in London in 1961.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • If you study the International Union of Geology and Geophysics publication, Active Volcanoes of the World, and if you map out all those which are no longer active, you will note certain volcanic and seismic belts.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Four years before, a PhD candidate in geophysics who was working at Cal Tech’s geophysical laboratory had completed a program of six hundred thousand steps designed to predict earthquakes.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Geophysicist.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • If the Geophysical Institute prompted Chris to think of his father as he tramped by, the boy left no record of it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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Associated words [difficulty]:   geophysics [8] , astrophysics [5] , particle physics [7]
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