Volcanoes / Edition 3

Volcanoes / Edition 3

by Robert Decker, Barbara Decker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0716724405

ISBN-13: 9780716724407

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated

In Volcanoes, Robert Decker and Barbara Decker provide a brief introduction to volcanology, the study of volcanoes, with the drama due such awesome phenomena. Dynamic prose and photographs and drawings enliven their discussion of the science behind the natural disaster. For the new edition, the authors have rigorously updated their material, adding new findings, a…  See more details below

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In Volcanoes, Robert Decker and Barbara Decker provide a brief introduction to volcanology, the study of volcanoes, with the drama due such awesome phenomena. Dynamic prose and photographs and drawings enliven their discussion of the science behind the natural disaster. For the new edition, the authors have rigorously updated their material, adding new findings, a listing of Web sites carrying breaking news of volcanic activity around the world, and 50 new images. The third edition also contains descriptions of the 1991 eruption of Pinatubo Volcano, the eruptions near the city of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea in 1994, and an account of the devastating 1883 eruption of Krakatau in Indonesia written by the captain of a passing ship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780716724407
Publisher:
Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Volcanoes Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1Seams of the Earth1
2Surtsey, Iceland17
3Fire Under the Sea29
4Krakatau, Indonesia49
5Mount St. Helens63
6Ring of Fire81
7Kilauea, Hawaii95
8Hot Spots113
9Lava, Ash, and Bombs127
10Lahars and Avalanches151
11Cones and Craters163
12Roots of Volcanoes181
13Origin of the Sea and Air195
14Volcanic Power207
15Volcanic Treasures223
16Volcanoes and Climate235
17Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions247
18Reducing Volcanic Risk267
App. AThe World's 101 Most Notorious Volcanoes283
App. BVolcanoes on the Internet301
App. CMetric-English Conversion Table305
Glossary307
Acknowledgments315
Index317

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