For me this is a very good reference text ( more current than
my other books), but the publishing date and lack of update
after Mandelbrot and Per Bak changed the way we looked at geology
from drainage basin's to earthquake probability distributions.
The physical model of Per Bak called the sand pile model
changed everything as did Hurst's analysis of drainage dynamics
and Mandelbrot's later connection of that to fractal theory.
Today geology is like times series analysis:
before and after Mandelbrot...
The result is much like geology before and after crustal plate dynamics.
Two revolutions in thought in one generation.
When you think in geological time terms this is an
"Hubbert's pimple" of knowledge?