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The Volcano Adventure Guide
     

The Volcano Adventure Guide

by Rosaly Lopes
 

ISBN-10: 0521554535

ISBN-13: 9780521554534

Pub. Date: 02/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This guide contains vital information for anyone wishing to visit, explore, and photograph active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. Following an introduction that discusses eruption styles of different types of volcanoes and how to prepare for an exploratory trip that avoids volcanic dangers, the book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the

Overview

This guide contains vital information for anyone wishing to visit, explore, and photograph active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. Following an introduction that discusses eruption styles of different types of volcanoes and how to prepare for an exploratory trip that avoids volcanic dangers, the book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world. It is filled with practical information that includes tour itineraries, maps, transportation details, and warnings of possible non-volcanic dangers. Three appendices direct the reader to a wealth of further volcano resources in a volume that will fascinate amateur enthusiasts and professional volcanologists alike.

Rosaly Lopes is a planetary geology and volcanology specialist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. In addition to her curatorial and research work, she has lectured extensively in England and Brazil and written numerous popular science articles. She received a Latinas in Science Award from the Comision Feminil Mexicana Nacional in 1991 and since 1992, has been a co-organizer of the United Nations/European Space Agency/The Planetary Society yearly conferences on Basic Science for the Benefit of Developing Countries.

Rosaly Lopes comments on the volcanic eruption beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier - click here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521554534
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/07/2005
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Volcanoes of All Types: 1. Choosing a volcano to visit; 2. The basic facts about volcanoes; 3. Volcanic eruptions; 4. Visiting volcanoes safely; 5. Preparing and planning a volcano adventure; Part II. Guides to Volcanoes: Introduction to the field guides; Volcanoes in Hawaii; Volcanoes in continental USA; Volcanoes in Italy; Volcanoes in Greece; Volcanoes in Iceland; Volcanoes in Costa Rica; Volcanoes in the West Indies; Appendix I. Useful information for preparing for a volcano trip; Appendix II. Tours to volcanoes; Appendix III. Bibliography and recommended reading; Glossary; Index.

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