Volcanoes / Edition 2

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Overview


The second edition of Volcanoes discusses the impact of volcanic eruptions on the Earth's environment-a cause of debate and extensive research by leading academics worldwide. Featuring excellent illustrations, the text includes a new chapter on volcanic hazards, which looks at complex scientific and sociological issues surrounding risk mitigation. In addition, it provides updated information on new eruptions, research findings, and planetary studies while preserving the strengths of the first edition-accessibility, clarity, and wit. Volcanoes, 2/e is ideal for undergraduate courses in geology, earth science, geography, environmental science and planetary science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199254699
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/25/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 536
  • Sales rank: 1,263,467
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Dr. Peter Francis was a Reader in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Open University and Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Clive Oppenheimer is a University Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

1. The Basics: isotopes and green cheese
2. Keeping planets cool: volcanoes, hot-spots, and plate tectonics
3. Four Classic Eruptions
4. Magma - the hot stuff
5. Types of volcanic activity
6. Lava Flows
7. Pyroclastic eruptions: bubbles, bangs, fountains and plumes
8. What goes up must come down: pyroclastic fall deposits
9. Pyroclastic flows and igmibrites
10. Pyroclastic flows: surges
11. Pyroclastic flows: nuees ardentes
12. Debris avalanches and flows: magic carpets and muck
13. Supervolcanoes and calderas
14. Submarine silicic eruptions
15. Volcanoes as landscape forms
16. Eruptions and climate
17. Extraterrestrial volcanoes
18. Volcano monitoring and hazard assessment
19. Volcanic risk mitigation

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