The Volcano Adventure Guide

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521554534
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/7/2005
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosaly Lopes is an expert in planetary volcanism at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where she studies volcanism on Earth, as well as other planets and moons. Using data returned by the Galileo spacecraft, Dr Lopes was responsible for the discovery of 71 previously unknown volcanoes on Jupiter's moon Io. She currently works on the Cassini mission, which is making observations of Saturn and its moons.

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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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