Published: March 2000
...the authors have done a good job in presenting wave theory starting with very elementary matters and extending this to the detailed 'ramifications' of waves. This book should be profitably read by students and also by specialists, who do not always have the 'ramifications' at their disposal. I await volume 2 with anticipation.
P.G. Malischewsky, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany, Geophysical Journal International
...The book should be extremely valuable for all who need a rigorous physical and mathematical wave-propagation background which, as a rule, is omitted or drastically shortened (thus difficult to understand) in more specialized monographs. Moreover, most explanations include some innovative ideas, interesting analogies, and/or examples that make the text attractive for wave propagation specialists and experienced lecturers, too.
J. Zahradnik and O. Novotny, Charles University, The Leading Edge
...should be useful to graduate students and researchers.
H. Kirchner, Pure and Applied Geophysics