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Practical Geostatistics 2000 is the sequel to Dr Isobel Clark's seminal work " Practical Geostatistics 1979", the first textbook of its kind, and still in demand today. The newer book and its companion volumes are co-authored by Isobel Clark and Bill Harper.
Practical Geostatistics 2000 was first released in August 2000 and is currently in its umpteenth reprint. Volume 2 - Practical Geostatistics 2010 will be released later this year.
"PG2000" is a full-on old-fashioned text book, with full explanations of all processes, worked examples on real data sets and exercises at the end of each chapter for the reader to practise on. It is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the basics of statistics and geostatistics and can be used for self-study, as the basis for formal courses and as a jumping off point for practical applications.

The Practical Geostatistics 2000 (PG2000) series currently includes three volumes:

PG2000: the main textbook. 12 chapters taking a beginner from no statistical knowledge to kriging and a wee way beyond.
The first 10 chapters contain some theoretical development, some worked examples and exercises which can be tackled by hand, by spreadsheet and/or using our teaching software or any other package you have to hand. Major data sets can be downloaded from the datasets page with tutorial documentation on the tutorials page.

Look at the contents of PG2000           Read the first chapter of PG2000

Read the formal reviews          What the readers say

PG2000: Answers to the exercises. Almost as many pages as the main textbook, this book contains worked answers to each of the exercises suggested in PG2000. There is a bonus chapter with a full worked example for the estimation of an average value over an area. The teaching software has been used to provide many of the answers, but most can be worked with calculators, spreadsheets or any other software you have to hand. The major datasets are provided as flat text files on the datasets page.

Read part of first chapter of AttE          The Contents of AttE

PG2000: Case Studies. On suggestion from colleagues, notably Pierre Mousset-Jones at Mackay School of Mines, we have produced a further “Answers” volume in a different format. In this book, each chapter takes one data set and works through it in intense and sometimes tedious detail. Each data set has its own quirks so that interesting twists occur in most of the chapters. Three data sets not included in previous volumes comprise chapters in this one: Brooms Barn soil data supplied by Dick Webster; development sampling from a historic precious metal mine in Nevada and a porphyry molybdenum deposit in BC Canada provided by Pierre Mousset-Jones.

Look at the contents of PG2000-CS         Read the first chapter of PG2000-CS

Next planned is PG2000: Volume 2 discussing more complicated stuff like simulation, co-kriging, external drift and such like.


Isobel Clark
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Bill Harper
Bill Harper, lovely chap