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From the Publisher"This elegant text fills an important gap in volcanologists' libraries. It is a quantitative and accessible introduction to the physical modelling of volcanic and magmatic processes that illuminates the science behind the glamour and razzmatazz of volcanic eruptions. The coverage is broad: from magma chambers to eruptive processes; and from eruptions under water, air, and ice to planetary volcanism. Chapters are advanced primers to each topic, and can as easily be read alone, or as a part of the whole. The text will be accessible to readers from advanced undergraduate level, and up; and the inclusion of problem sets and up-to-date references means that this is destined to become the working textbook for advanced courses in volcanic processes. The editors have done a magnificent job, matched by the high quality production that we expect from Cambridge University Press."
Professor David Pyle, University of Oxford
"For much too long, quantitative volcanology has had to be taught through collections of individual articles from the literature. Finally, here is, in one place, an excellent summary of the quantitative aspects of physical volcanology, well integrated with field observations. Madame Pele will be proud and delighted with the contributions in this volume and its editors!"
Professor Susan Kieffer, University of Illinois
"All those entering this challenging and exciting field will find this an essential reference. The comprehensive scope and the depth of the presentations make the book invaluable to senior researchers as well."
Dr Stephen M. Baloga, Proxemy Research, Maryland
"Modeling Volcanic Processes is a collection of 17 chapters, each written by different experts, which together cover a broad range of physical processes from magma chamber dynamics to tephra sedimentation to volcano acoustics. The perspective is physical with a focus on modeling. Each chapter not only provides a clear and accessible introduction to the topic before moving on to more quantitative aspects, but also brings the reader up to date and considers future directions in the field. All the material is well referenced, which allows the reader to follow up on particular facts and topics; there are also exercises to try, with solutions provided along with other supporting material on a website supported by Cambridge University Press."
Alison Rust, American Mineralogist