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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 06 March 2015
  • ISBN : 9780123859396
  • Page : 1456 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included

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The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
  • Author : Haraldur Sigurdsson,Bruce Houghton,Steve McNutt,Hazel Rymer,John Stix
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780123859396
GET THIS BOOKThe Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
  • Author : Haraldur Sigurdsson,Bruce Houghton,Hazel Rymer,John Stix,Steve McNutt
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 1999-10-23
  • ISBN : 9780080547985
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Volcanoes

Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, if sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes. Through its thematic organization around the melting of the earth, it provides a comprehensive source of information on the multidisciplinary influences

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
  • Author : Haraldur Sigurdsson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-20
  • ISBN : 0123859387
GET THIS BOOKThe Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today.The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Author : Alexander E. Gates,David Ritchie
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780816072705
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Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues related to volcanoes and earthquakes, including causes of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, notable occurrences throughout history and the study of these natural phenomena.

Ring of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

Ring of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes
  • Author : Bethany D. Rinard Hinga Ph.D.
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781610692977
GET THIS BOOKRing of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening—and highly readable—entries. • Features approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries with insights into specific disasters, technology, key geographic features of the area, significant people, cultural beliefs, and more • Includes a general introduction and overview of the geography and tectonic activity in the Pacific Rim countries • Offers both historical and scientific information • Explains complex natural phenomena and scientific concepts using nontechnical language and

Volcanoes of the World

Volcanoes of the World
  • Author : Tom Simkin
  • Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold
  • Release Date : 1981
  • ISBN : MINN:319510005643967
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Melting the Earth

Melting the Earth
  • Author : Haraldur Sigurdsson,Professor in the Graduate School of Oceanography Haraldur Sigurdsson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822026040642
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Chronicles humankind's attempt to understand why volcanoes errupt, and looks at how our conception of volcanoes has changed

Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology

Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology
  • Author : Liz Parfitt,Lionel Wilson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-03-12
  • ISBN : 9781444307566
GET THIS BOOKFundamentals of Physical Volcanology

Fundamentals of Physical Volcanology is a comprehensive overview ofthe processes that control when and how volcanoes erupt.Understanding these processes involves bringing together ideas froma number of disciplines, including branches of geology, such aspetrology and geochemistry; and aspects of physics, such as fluiddynamics and thermodynamics. This book explains in accessible terms how different areas ofscience have been combined to reach our current level of knowledgeof volcanic systems. It includes an introduction to eruption types,an outline of the development of

Volcanoes of Europe

Volcanoes of Europe
  • Author : Dougal Jerram,Alwyn Scarth,Jean-Claude Tanguy
  • Publisher : Dunedin Academic Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • ISBN : 9781780465630
GET THIS BOOKVolcanoes of Europe

Volcanoes are intimately tied to the history of humanity, they help forge the Earths crust and atmosphere, and they are very much an active feature of today. The archaeology of most ancient civilizations of Europe preserves the imprint of spectacular and volcanic phenomena while, in modern times life is still affected by large eruptions from Europes active volcanic systems. The eruption of Santorini, some 3600 years ago in the Aegean, probably inspired the Greek fables of Atlantis; the eruptions of Etna

Volcano Melts Village

Volcano Melts Village
  • Author : Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781538213223
GET THIS BOOKVolcano Melts Village

In 1999, about 15,000 people who lived within the range of the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador were evacuated. They weren't allowed to return home for a year. Since then, the volcanic activity there has been dangerous enough to cause more evacuations, including in 2010 and 2016. Tungurahua is just one recent volcanic eruption included in this book, used as an example of the devastation this natural disaster can cause. The main content, presented in an exciting news magazine style, offers readers a thorough look

Volcanism

Volcanism
  • Author : Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 3540436502
GET THIS BOOKVolcanism

Volcanic eruptions are the clear and dramatic expression of dynamic processes in planet Earth. The author, one of the most profound specialists in the field of volcanology, explains in a concise and easy to understand manner the basics and most recent findings in the field. Based on over 300 color figures and the model of plate tectonics, the book offers insight into the generation of magmas and the occurrence and origin of volcanoes. The analysis and description of volcanic structures is

Volcanoes

Volcanoes
  • Author : Mauro Rosi,Paolo Papale,Luca Lupi
  • Publisher : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 1552976831
GET THIS BOOKVolcanoes

Offers a look at the structure, characteristics, and morphology of volcanoes with an examination of why they erupt along with an overview of the environmental benefits and detriments they cause. Original.

Volatiles in Magmas

Volatiles in Magmas
  • Author : Michael R. Carroll,John R. Holloway
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2018-12-17
  • ISBN : 9781501509674
GET THIS BOOKVolatiles in Magmas

Volume 30 of Reviews in Mineralogy introduces in understanding the behavior of magmatic volatiles and their influence on a wide variety of geological phenomena; in doing this it also becomes apparent that there remain many questions outstanding. The range of topics we have tried to cover is broad, going from atomisticscale aspects of volatile solubility mechanisms and attendant effects on melt physical properties, to the chemistry of volcanic gases and the concentrations of volatiles in magmas, to the global geochemical cycles

Encyclopedia of Geochemistry

Encyclopedia of Geochemistry
  • Author : C.P. Marshall,Rhodes W. Fairbridge
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1999-07-31
  • ISBN : 9780412755002
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Geochemistry

This is a complete and authoritative reference text on an evolving field. Over 200 international scientists have written over 340 separate topics on different aspects of geochemistry including organics, trace elements, isotopes, high and low temperature geochemistry, and ore deposits, to name just a few.

The Physics of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

The Physics of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions
  • Author : J. S. Gilbert,Jennifer Susan Gilbert,Robert Stephen John Sparks,R. S. J. Sparks
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : 1862390207
GET THIS BOOKThe Physics of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions