Volcanoes of North America: The United States and Canada / Edition 1

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Overview

Volcanoes of North America capitalises on the vast body of volcano literature now available to present, in a single source, detailed information about volcanoes found in North America. It contains brief accounts, written by leading experts in volcanology, of over 250 volcanoes and volcanic fields formed during the last 5 million years. The volcanoes of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada are described. The precise location of each volcano is given, and the volcano is classified by type. Information about composition and eruptive history is also included. Each narrative description is accompanied by a photograph, a map of each location, and an extremely helpful statement on how to reach each volcano. The entries are mostly written at a level understandable by lay readers, but technical terms are also used and a background in geology is advantageous. Volcanoes of North America will be a standard reference work for practising volcanologists, petrologists, and geochemists, and to some extent, geographers. In addition, the maps and the 'How to get there' sections make this a highly valuable book for anyone interested in natural history or fascinated by volcanoes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521438117
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Introduction Charles A. Wood; Part I. Alaska: 1. Volcano tectonics of Alaska J. Kienle and C. J. Nye; 2. Volcanoes of Alaska; Part II. Canada: 3. Volcano tectonics of Canada J. G. Souther; 4. Canadian Cordillera: volcano vent map and table C. J. Hickson; 5. Volcanoes of Canada; Part III. Western United States: 6. Volcano tectonics of the Western United States Charles A. Wood and Scott Baldridge; 7. Volcanoes of Washington; 8. Volcanoes of Oregon; 9. Volcanoes of California; 10. Volcanoes of Idaho; 11. Volcanoes of Nevada; 12. Volcanoes of Wyoming; 13. Volcanoes of Colorado; 14. Volcanoes of Utah; 15. Volcanoes of Arizona; 16. Volcanoes of New Mexico; 17. Volcano tectonics of the Hawaiian Islands Charles A. Wood; 18. Volcanoes of Hawaii; Contributor index; Volcano index.

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