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Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Teach Yourself

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By: David A Rothery (Author)

384 pages, 150 b/w photos and b/w illustrations

Teach Yourself Books

Paperback | Aug 2010 | #216435 | ISBN-13: 9781444103113
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NHBS Price: £13.99 $18/€16 approx

About this book

Is this the right book for me? Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Teach Yourself is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Teach Yourself and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


Contents

Acknowledgements

1 Introduction
2 How the Earth moves
3 Eruptions
4 Types of volcano
5 Volcanic hazards
6 Volcanoes and climate
7 Monitoring volcanoes
8 Living with volcanoes
9 Tectonic earthquakes
10 Living with earthquakes
11 Tsunamis

Taking it further
Glossary
Index


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Biography

David Rothery is a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University.

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